One Private Equity Fund Could Own a Quarter of the Chicken Houses for Costco’s Nebraska Project

Will out-of-state investors own a sizable portion of Costco’s chicken production? One investor from North Carolina has applied for permits to build at least 132 chicken houses across nine locations in four Nebraska counties, according to public documents reviewed by Food & Power. Read Claire Kelloway’s latest story on how one private equity fund could own a quarter of the chicken houses for Costco’s project in Nebraska.

August 15, 2019  |  by Open Markets
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Open Markets Institute Responds to FCC Chairman’s Recommended Approval of T-Mobile/Sprint Merger

“From Net Neutrality on down, Ajit Pai continues to side with massive corporations over the American people,” says Open Markets Research and Reporter Matthew Buck. “Today’s recommendation is no different​.”

August 14, 2019  |  by Open Markets
‘Bloomberg Technology’ Full Show (8/14/2019)

August 14, 2019  |  by Open Markets
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Open Markets Files Amicus Brief in Qualcomm Antitrust Litigation

On August 9th, Open Markets Institute joined Public Justice and the American Association for Justice in filing an amicus brief in support of the consumer antitrust action against Qualcomm.

August 12, 2019  |  by Open Markets
What an Ongoing Lawsuit Says About Google’s Power in Online Travel

On July 16, Google representative Adam Cohen argued to the House antitrust subcommittee that the tech giant was an afterthought when people start planning for travel. “When [people] are searching for places to travel, hotels and airlines, they start with dedicated specialist competitors,” Cohen said. Actually, they don’t.  A full sixty percent of all travel searches today begin on Google and the corporation’s dominance – and its profits from this business – are growing fast.   

August 8, 2019  |  by Open Markets

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Monopoly power is all around us: as consumers, business owners, employees, entrepreneurs, and citizens. Due to extreme concentrations of wealth and political power, our country is experiencing severe economic inequality, stagnant household income, the collapse of business formation and innovation, and historic levels of political polarization. Our Concentration Crisis Report shows that such concentration is not unique to one or two economic sectors. It is persistent across a diverse range of industries.