Justice Department Not Yet Sure If Ticketmaster–Live Nation Merger Would Create Monopoly

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Responding to outrage from lawmakers, Bruce Springsteen, the media, and anyone in the world who has ever purchased to a ticket to anything, ever, the Justice Department announced plans for a thorough investigation into the proposed union between universally despised megacorporations Ticketmaster and Live Nation. Hilariously, the probe — which would seek to determine if the merger would create an "unfair monopoly in the ticket-selling business" — could take "months or longer." Since the Justice Department has previously investigated Ticketmaster, though, and somehow failed to find evidence of a monopoly, we bet we can already guess their verdict.

Justice Dept. to probe Ticketmaster deal [AP]

Earlier: Ticketmaster and Live Nation to Merge?