FTC sues to block the $69 billion Microsoft-Activision Blizzard merger

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The Federal Trade Commission said it is suing to block Microsoft’s planned $69 billion takeover of video game company Activision Blizzard, saying it could suppress competitors to Microsoft’s Xbox game consoles and its growing games subscription business. Jae C. Hong/AP

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The Federal Trade Commission said Thursday it is suing to block Microsoft’s planned $69 billion takeover of video game company Activision Blizzard, saying it could suppress competitors to its Xbox game consoles and its growing games subscription business.

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