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Antitrust laws were essentially created to stop businesses that got too large from blocking competition and abusing their power. Mergers and monopolies can limit the choices offered to consumers because smaller businesses are not usually able to compete. Although free and open competition ensures lower prices and new and better products, it has the potential to significantly limit market diversity.

Review the following examples of how mergers and acquisitions have affected the way in which companies do business.

Prepare a research paper in APA format that demonstrates your analysis of the international legal issues that are involved in both examples.

Submitting your assignment in APA format means, at a minimum, you will need the following:

  • Title page: Remember the running head and title in all capital letters.
  • Abstract: This is a summary of your paper, not an introduction. Begin writing in third-person voice.
  • Body: The body of your paper begins on the page following the title page and abstract page, and it must be double-spaced between paragraphs. The typeface should be 12-pt. Times Roman or 12-pt. Courier in regular black type. Do not use color, bold type, or italics except as required for APA level headings and references. The deliverable length of the body of your paper for this assignment is 5–7 pages. In-text academic citations to support your decisions and analysis are required. A variety of academic sources is encouraged.
  • Reference page: References that align with your in-text academic sources are listed on the final page of your paper. The references must be in APA format using appropriate spacing, hang indention, italics, and upper- and lower-case usage as appropriate for the type of resource used. Remember, the reference page is not a bibliography, but it is a further listing of the abbreviated in-text citations used in the paper. Every referenced item must have a corresponding in-text citation.

Example 1

Federal antitrust enforcers are investigating whether a multinational pharmaceutical company has attempted to minimize the impact of generic competition to one of its most profitable prescription drugs. This antidepressant drug is the company's best seller, with sales last year of $2.11 billion, representing a 22% increase from the year before.

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is conducting an investigation to determine whether the company engaged in activities to prevent generic alternatives to the prescription drug from entering the market. Specifically, the FTC is challenging a practice among brand-name and generic drug manufacturers to agree to delay the introduction of the lower priced generic drugs to the market.

Answer the following questions:

  • Why would the drug maker want to stymie generic competition? Explain your response.
  • What types of legal barriers to market entry exist?
  • What are the possible ethical dilemmas that are present in this example?

Example 2

The boards of 2 major telecommunications companies recently agreed to a $16 billion merger that would create the world's largest telecommunications company in the world. Although some agree that the synergy between these companies could be dynamic, others feel consumers could ultimately pay the price for the merger, depending on which company becomes dominant in the various service areas.

Answer the following questions:

  • Why do you think consumer advocates have expressed concern over such merger possibilities?
  • Other than pricing, what are some pitfalls that consumers might have to deal with when 2 major companies merge?
  • What are the possible ethical dilemmas that are present in this example?

Tutor Answer

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Annual
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Food
Househol mortgage MW 3 =
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($)
debt ($)
W
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56697
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1
1
5684
35945
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1
1
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1
14112
74041
21839
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1
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12757
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12877
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1
12128
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31340
1
1
8642
59805
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1
1
12400
60334
6632
1
1
9185
54114
18593
1
2

7862
9775
6771
3059
13211
7408
11581
14233
3352
2630
9093
12652
9559
6112
10431
12630
4578
9551
10262
9551
10143
8955
10197
11234
9320
9089
12300
11484
11215
7204
5579
11723
9353
7761
4261
9830
12386
8673
10944
9910
9928
4264
7971
8290
12669
7272
9784

40680
58263
52008
39643
70309
46450
76140
80833
31899
21647
65924
65923
62811
42335
65134
64621
36553
62910
70727
57634
56549
59662
57350
56447
61136
51526
79979
66733
75359
40795
39128
75482
63998
45845
38223
66787
77852
55825
57022
64263
75881
34343
41243
53021
66991
49719
58399

15202
1486
21713
12179
13221
5602
33874
11478
2762
2663
11355
5132
12613
3149
15196
21433
5502
11376
13287
11857
16136
11627
18432
10871
0
4902
17270
15145
15611
8975
6576
12508
0
6671
8576
1178
936
14167
9018
12768
17423
21323
21009
20151
9250
20838
16065

1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
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1
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1
1
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2
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2
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9187
5866
9456
6270
9518
10968
8865
9226
4913
6976
8152
2887
8062
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6148
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8043
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5479
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50477
39112
51886
34797
62348
78704
53620
51577
34761
60968
51281
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47344
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48721
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26309
41421
54579
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50369
54422
51836
73600
51873
48003
36519
75152
44974
48923
43769
75947

9407
20409
11668
146
5201
17002
32004
15922
17704
17799
8167
18763
10815
11814
22469
17139
10612
21187
15735
18363
16478
21238
22218
24696
14371
35576
817
18591
25531
17950
14257
26581
22470
29065
31757
6404
24334
26213
36374
29631
17261
13579
10659
23711
4594
21221
33357

2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
3
3
3
3
3
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3
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1
1
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
1
1
1
1
1
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1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
2
2
2
2
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2
2
2

5188
5311
4691
8056
11304
8112
8696
5869
3776
11829
13087
10986
5762
11617
9895
16293
8185
13972
11243
4635
10063
8426
7436
11747
15397
6842
9678
12852
10114
8496
6689
15696
9841
12529
10210
8868
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11096
10086
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6339
7802
9717
6026

41423
40189
36772
59690
53654
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53291
49804
52205
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46238

33641
17791
5829
19594
23066
240
0
10157
14143
0
17565
27863
18867
11894
22930
31687
35424
11549
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12025
16217
4106
31228
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17106
17793
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17689
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14489
17864
5839
8689
17534
20284
22037
23342
34943
28579
22349
20165

3
3
3
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4
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2
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1
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2
2
2
2
2
2
2

Mean
Median
Standard deviation
Range

5618
10217
8338
9048
4017
10906
15148
8830
8481
11358
10553
6969
13219
3543
7326
8458
11766
9908

45938
77716
59711
42106
36462
53403
71290
66759
57616
76221
78202
55164
61171
34093
50647
59898
52884
73629

10538
18516
7980
19786
9935
18177
6696
20972
28767
1373
5920
24795
21482
25969
10750
22940
25970
7112

Annual
Food
Spending
($)
8966
8932
3125,008
15153

Annual
Househol
d Income
($)
55552,39
54957,47
14661,36
74486

Non
mortgage
household
...

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