The Justice Department steps up scrutiny of Caterpillar's (CAT -2%) proposed $7.6B acquisition...

|About: Caterpillar Inc. (CAT)|By:, SA News Editor

The Justice Department steps up scrutiny of Caterpillar's (CAT -2%) proposed $7.6B acquisition of Bucyrus (BUCY +0.1%), asking for “additional information and documentary material.” But few industry observers expect much interference from the government; if anything, Bucyrus may need to sell off some trucks - "too small to make any difference at all."