Questions & Answers: Mergers
What is a merger?
Emily: A merger? A merger is when two different companies combine, or "merge" to form one bigger company.
Are mergers bad?
Isaac: Well, it depends… on how the merger affects consumers and competition. If a merger results in something positive for consumers, like lower prices, that's definitely good. Sometimes though, mergers have the opposite effect. If a merger reduces competition, then prices could go up, because people will have fewer choices of where to shop. If you really want to know more about mergers, talk to the guy with that big sign. I'm guessing he might have something to say about the subject.