Wu says FTC has law on its side

Timothy Wu, who was the intellectual architect of much of the Biden administration’s competition policy, says the US has moved to an antitrust era that connects to democratic roots. Congressional intent assures its longevity, he told FTCWatch in a...

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Amgen-Horizon case raises possibility of personalized merger law

At first glance, the Federal Trade Commission’s complaint targeting the Amgen-Horizon deal seems ill-conceived and overbroad, but on second look there may be a hidden logic behind it. The history of the two companies could also become a factor in the analysis.

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Congress gets into weeds of antitrust legislation with focus on funding and media

Senate and House lawmakers are beginning the hard work of trying to find common ground between the parties about how to overhaul the nation’s antitrust laws.

Conner reflects on range of challenges during FTC tenure

In recalling his proudest moments as head of the Federal Trade Commission’s competition bureau, Ian Conner doesn’t zero in on headline-grabbing cases such as Facebook.

New FTC initiative fights fraud in vulnerable communities

The Federal Trade Commission has launched a new initiative to aid lower-income consumers who are the targets of fraud.

Lawmakers look to expand consumer access to repair services

Congress will again consider a measure that could increase the Federal Trade Commission’s ability to help consumers find better options for repairing certain products.

On the Shelf: Sherman’s memoir neglects insights about landmark antitrust law

Senator John Sherman, the author of the first and some argue most significant anti-monopoly bill, was one of the most important American statesmen of the 19th century. Unfortunately, for...

Operators of charity phone scam settle with FTC, states

Associated Community Services and its affiliates have settled charges of conning people into donating to charities that failed to offer the services promised.