“You may well see something soon from the U.S. agencies,” said Melanie Sabo, assistant director for anti-competitive practices at the FTC’s bureau of competition. She said she was speaking for herself and not the agency. “But I can’t promise anything.”

It’s unclear why both papers had major stories on the same angle on the same day—there’s not much of a news peg. But we’ll take it.

Ryan Chittum is a former Wall Street Journal reporter, and deputy editor of The Audit, CJR's business section. If you see notable business journalism, give him a heads-up at rc2538@columbia.edu.