Antitrust agencies could draw greater scrutiny if GOP takes the House

The Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice could draw greater scrutiny from Republican lawmakers in the House who would chair panels with jurisdiction over antitrust and consumer protection.

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Waving the ‘rule of law’ banner against Biden’s enforcers

Business libertarians used to make policy arguments, saying the government shouldn’t unduly limit business freedom. Now, in a switch to a more aggressive posture, they often attack the legitimacy and budgets of President Joe Biden’s enforcement agencies.  

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Privacy proposals come with tradeoffs, report says

As lawmakers mull privacy legislation, they should examine whether restrictions on companies might limit consumer choice. That’s the guidance in a report by the Congressional Research Service, a...

FTC gears up to tackle deepfakes

Deepfakes, phony but seamless videos, could get consideration in rulemaking aimed at lax data security practices.

Lawsuit targets baby formula investigation records

The Functional Government Initiative is suing the Federal Trade Commission for blocking records surrounding the agency’s investigation into the baby formula shortage crisis.

Texting scams land on feds radar

The Federal Trade Commission and state attorneys general are eyeing an increase in US complaints related to texting scams.

Supreme Court hints at allowing earlier challenges to FTC, SEC procedures

Supreme Court justices seemed receptive to allowing prompt court challenges to the constitutionality of the administrative proceedings of the Federal Trade Commission and the Securities and...

New policy statement will be ‘central tool’ for policing unfair conduct, Khan says

The Federal Trade Commission has unveiled a new antitrust policy statement that Chair Lina Khan said will be a “central tool” aimed at restoring the agency to its original mission and mandate of...

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Mergers and misconduct at HBO

While mergers and acquisitions are rarely the stuff of high drama, they can impact the caliber of the dramas we watch on television.