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Antitrust Experts Say DOJ Probe Of Auto Deal Appears Aimed At Intimidation

September 11, 2019
Antitrust experts say the Justice Department’s (DOJ) inquiry into whether four automakers illegally colluded to stifle competition by joining an agreement with California officials to cut their greenhouse gases appears to be a politically driven effort to intimidate industry and aid the Trump administration’s move to roll back federal rules. DOJ’s theory that the California-industry agreement will reduce consumer choice in violation of antitrust laws is a “complete falsehood,” Hal Singer, an economist who is the managing director of Econ...

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