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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7 FTC-friendly attorneys general to watch

State attorneys general are decisive allies to the Federal Trade Commission and are on the vanguard of protecting American consumers on privacy and antitrust issues.

Lawmakers face many roadblocks to passing consumer, antitrust measures 

Talk about known unknowns. Congress has a lot on its plate this fall, and it's not clear if its work will include key items on the antitrust and consumer protection wish list. 

Media scored multiple FTC leaks from Facebook probe in 2019, watchdog says

News media received multiple leaks about the Federal Trade Commission’s probe of Facebook in 2019. In pursuing the source behind the leaks, the agency’s internal watchdog came up empty, according...

Bork book on antitrust still influential and controversial

In 1978, the highest grossing film was “Grease,” a musical ode to the 1950s. The most consequential antitrust book that year was the work of scholar Robert Bork, who longed to turn back the clock...

A look at American Influencer Council’s busy first year

By now, it should be clear to influencers and companies that disclosing sponsored content is required by the Federal Trade Commission, says Qianna Smith Bruneteau, founder of a nonprofit trade...

Loneliness plays major role in consumer fraud, study reveals

A study showing most fraud victims tend to be lonely is offering fresh insight on ways to enhance the government’s consumer protection and outreach efforts.

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