A recent flurry of announcements by the Federal Trade Commission has introduced some important changes for 2006 in the thresholds and reporting requirements of the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended (HSR Act). HSR Thresholds Raised Effective February 17, 2006, the well-known $50 million HSR reporting threshold will undergo its annual adjustment for inflation, to $56.7 million for 2006. At the same time, all of the notification and exemption dollar thresholds in the HSR statute, regulations and reporting instructions that are

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