FTC Reportedly to Block Blockbuster Bid for Hollywood

Washington, D.C., The U.S. Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) competition bureau plans to recommend that the agency block a hostile bid by Blockbuster to buy Hollywood Entertainment, according to published reports.

The FTC bureau is expected to make a formal recommendation to the agency’s five commissioners within the next several days on the Blockbuster bid for Hollywood. The FTC has agreed to make a decision by March 21 on whether it will oppose the combination of the two companies.

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