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FTC Is Scrutinizing Labor Impact of Microsoft-Activision Merger

  • FTC Chair Khan confirms review in letter to Senator Warren
  • Agency is also looking at non-compete, non-disclosure clauses
Lina Khan
Lina KhanPhotographer: Al Drago/Bloomberg

The Federal Trade Commission is investigating Microsoft Corp.’s proposed purchase of Activision Blizzard Inc. and how it might impact workers, chair Lina Khan told lawmakers.

In a June 9 letter to Senator Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat from Massachusetts, Khan confirmed the agency is looking into the proposed deal, noting that the companies previously disclosed the FTC’s merger review.