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Antitrust laws are designed to reduce anti-competitive behavior and encourage competition in the market. These laws prevent business enterprises from becoming too powerful to the extent of controlling market prices and restricting entry by other players. However, there are industries and activities that are exempt from the U.S antitrust laws. Labor unions, for example, are exempt from antitrust laws, which make all the activities by labor unions exempt from these laws. Sports as well as healthcare are also exempt from these laws. These exemptions apply because these industries and activities would be negatively affected if they were subjected to antitrust laws (Broder, 2012).