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received antitrust clearance from the

Federal Trade Commission

for its planned acquisition of online technical and professional book retailer


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Barnes& is planning to acquire Fatbrain for $4.25 a share. Shareholders will get 25% of that amount in cash and 75% in Barnes & stock.

Shares of Barnes& were recently up 4.1%, or 16 cents, to $3.94, while Fatbrain shares were up 2.4%, or 9 cents, to $4 in



In addition to the approval of both companies' shareholders, the deal is still subject to antitrust review for Barnes &'s stake in


, which it will acquire through its purchase of Fatbrain.