Tough road ahead for antitrust bills

With lawmakers off to a slow start on dealing with antitrust legislation, the rest of the year is filled with uncertainty.

Neill Averitt

Is Big Data crucial for competitiveness? Sometimes yes, sometimes no

Big Data is always good to have, but sometimes it only needs to be “good enough.”

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Internet-connected device cases expected to grow

The Federal Trade Commission has pursued corporate misconduct related to smart devices and apps in a trend expected to increase under the Biden administration.

With surge in workload, FTC adds staff to bureaus

The Federal Trade Commission needs help. That’s why it’s recruiting lawyers to deal with an onslaught of merger reviews and technologists to assist with its focus on Big Tech.

FTC urged to study workforce barriers affecting immigrants, refugees

The Federal Trade Commission should examine the issues immigrants and refugees face when they attempt to rejoin their professions in the US, according to advocates for international medical graduates.

Neil Averitt commentary: Finding common ground and avoiding strategic errors

The Federal Trade Commission, under the chairmanship of Lina Khan, continued to take shape at its second open meeting on July 21, with mixed effects.

Vitamin D and zinc marketing case tests reach of Covid-19 law

Marketers who sell bogus Covid-19 treatments should pay fines under a 2020 law passed to protect consumers, the Federal Trade Commission and Justice Department argue in a case against a doctor who...

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New book reveals drama leading up to lawsuit against Altria, Juul

In the 1950s, doctors at Washington University in St. Louis established a link between cigarette smoking and cancer. Since then, the federal government has kept a watchful eye on the tobacco industry.