Pressed by an information overload that threatens to overwhelm the antitrust review process, the Federal Trade Commission is taking a “soup-to-nuts” look at ways to streamline reviews, Chairwoman Deborah Platt Majoras said Monday.

Majoras would not discuss specific reforms or say when they might be implemented. She must first receive recommendations from a panel she recently authorized to suggest ways of streamlining the review process. The panel has no deadline, but it could make recommendations by year’s end, Majoras said, adding that some changes could occur quietly as internal policy statements.

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