Facebook Inc (FB) has received clearance from a European Union (EU) body for its acquisition of WhatsApp— The biggest undertaken by the social media giant in its decade-long history. The news is an unconditional win for Facebook as it can now avoid any sort of antitrust issue in 28 EU countries.
The US Department of Justice (DoJ) has requested Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) and Baker Hughes Incorporated (NYSE:BHI) regarding the possible tie-up between the two companies. This was the second request made by the antitrust regulators for additional information.
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