WASHINGTON — The two supermarket chains involved in current major acquisitions are trying to catch the increasingly pro-merger wave at the Federal Trade Commission. Both A&P, which wants to acquire Pathmark Stores, and Whole Foods Market, which has a tender offer to buy all outstanding shares of Wild Oats Markets, have in their favor the business-friendly Bush administration. Over its two terms, the Bush FTC has become increasingly open to arguments that mergers, even when they result ...
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