Oh, let me tell you about our competition

You may have noticed that Thomson Financial would like to acquire Reuters. Regulators might consider this agreement to bring up anti-trust issues.

That...

You may have noticed that Thomson Financial would like to acquire Reuters. Regulators might consider this agreement to bring up anti-trust issues.

That is, unless they consider the online environment to be "competition. Per the Telegraph (via PaidContent.org):
The team will concede that there could have been antitrust questions if the deal had taken place a decade ago, but that the subsequent rise of the internet has changed matters, with companies such as Google and Yahoo becoming full-scale competitors.

Sound like a familiar strategy? It is.

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