US Senators Go to Bat for Oracle, Sun Merger

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http://www.linuxinsider.com – Fifty-nine U.S. senators are asking European antitrust regulators to conclude their review of the Oracle acquisition of Sun Microsystems. The move, led by Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., and Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, is an unusual one for the U.S. legislative body. It follows a similar action by the Department of Justice, which also urged the Commission to wrap up the investigation. Whether this growing pressure from the U.S. will have the desired effect, however, is debatable. (General)