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UTC-Raytheon Merger Deal Set to Close Friday; Thomas Kennedy, Greg Hayes Quoted

United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) and Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) have set the closure date of their all-stock merger for Friday, April 3, after securing all the regulatory clearances needed to close the transaction. According to a joint statement, the combined company will operate as Raytheon Technologies and trade under the “RTX” ticker symbol on the New York Stock Exchange.

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Proposed UTC-Raytheon Merger Gets DOJ Antitrust Clearance With Divestiture Requirement

The Department of Justice has given United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) and Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) an antitrust approval to proceed with their proposed merger through an all-stock transaction, Reuters reported Friday. A DOJ notice posted Thursday says the approval comes with a proposed settlement that requires both companies to divest to a U.S. approved-buyer Raytheon’s airborne tactical radios business and UTC’s military GPS business and its large space-based optical systems unit to maintain competition.

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SAIC’s Unisys Federal Buy Inches Closer to Completion as Waiting Period Under Antitrust Law Ends

The required waiting period for Science Applications International Corp.’s (NYSE: SAIC) proposed acquisition of the federal arm of Unisys (NYSE: UIS) under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 expired Thursday, March 12, the companies said in a joint release published Friday.

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Thomson Reuters Gets DOJ Contract for Legal Products, Info Services; Steve Rubley Quoted

Thomson Reuters has secured a multiyear contract to give Department of Justice personnel access to technology platforms designed for legal research and investigative purposes. “We are honored to be of continued service to DOJ professionals and to contribute to their mission to provide public safety, prevent and investigate crime and administer justice,” said Steve Rubley, president of Thomson Reuters' government segment and a two-time Wash100 Award recipient.

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Financial Integrity Network Issues Policy Alert on Illicit Financing Threats

A new policy alert from Washington, D.C.-based Financial Integrity Network says illegal financing threats and weaknesses in China’s anti-money laundering/countering the financing of terrorism measures increase the risk posed by criminal actors operating in the East Asian country to multinational corporations and banks worldwide. Juan Zarate, a 2016 Wash100 award recipient, is chairman and co-founder of FIN.

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Financial Integrity Network Issues Policy Alert on Illicit Financing Threats

A new policy alert from Washington, D.C.-based Financial Integrity Network says illegal financing threats and weaknesses in China’s anti-money laundering/countering the financing of terrorism measures increase the risk posed by criminal actors operating in the East Asian country to multinational corporations and banks worldwide. Juan Zarate, a 2016 Wash100 award recipient, is chairman and co-founder of FIN.

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