Q&A: Getting candid with Noah Phillips

Federal Trade Commission member Noah Phillips spoke with FTCWatch reporters June 7 on a balcony outside his office overlooking 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW. Inside his office, a picture hangs on the wall of conservatives’ bête noire, Louis...

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What changes are coming with the merger guidelines?

The antitrust agencies are busy considering possible revisions to the horizontal merger guidelines. Recent speeches and writings by some key players give us hints of what the final product might look like.

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Congress wrangles over restitution fix as FTC confronts caseload

As lawmakers debate how to spell out the Federal Trade Commission’s right to obtain redress from bad actors, the agency is tackling challenges in existing cases despite its stinging loss at the...

Biden administration, lawmakers to ramp up antitrust enforcement in health sector

The Biden administration and lawmakers are working on ways to beef up antitrust enforcement in the healthcare sector.

FTC exits point to law firms, study shows

Looking at the list of former Federal Trade Commission employees, a progressive watchdog group sees a trail of breadcrumbs to a few prestigious Washington law firms.

OMB to update telework guidance soon

The Federal Trade Commission's employees remain ordered to work from home through September, while they await soon-to-be-updated guidance from the Office of Management and Budget.

Neil Averitt commentary: The many and varied abuses in ‘dark patterns’

Manipulating consumers into making unwise decisions is a sport as old as commerce, but it’s been given new reach and effectiveness by the technology of the Internet.

FTC warns against racist, sexist algorithms

Eager to fight the discriminatory uses of artificial intelligence, the Federal Trade Commission has turned the focus on facial recognition technology.