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Wall Street Journal: EU Clears Oracle to Buy Sun Microsystems

Terrence Barr points us to the Wall Street Journal story EU Clears Oracle to Buy Sun Microsystems, which tells us:

The European Union's top antitrust enforcer cleared Oracle Corp.'s $7.4 billion takeover of Sun Microsystems Inc. Thursday after an investigation of nearly six months. Competition Commissioner Neelie Kroes gave the deal unconditional approval, opening the door for the technology companies to close the transaction soon. Russian and Chinese antitrust authorities are expected to follow in approving the deal soon, Oracle said in a prepared statement. The U.S. Department of Justice already has cleared the acquisition....

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