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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Khan, Kanter pledge cooperation and say no differences, so far

The Federal Trade Commission and Justice Department will work closely on antitrust enforcement efforts, their leaders insisted at their first joint appearance speaking to state attorneys general.

Public comments suggest tweaking FTC’s strategic plan

Business advocates harshly criticized the Federal Trade Commission’s strategic plan, continuing to object to the agency’s direction under Chair Lina Khan.

Kept out of the game: The pitfalls African Americans face as divestiture buyers

The Federal Trade Commission approves only the most experienced, well-financed divestiture buyers to ensure that competition lost from a merger will be replaced or even enhanced.

As FTC examines supply chain woes, don't expect much action

The Federal Trade Commission’s study concerning the supply chain crisis should yield a great deal of data, but the agency could be hindered from offering solutions.  

On the Shelf: Breyer calls for greater understanding of high court

Supreme Court justices tend to be long-winded and arcane in their writing, contributing to the aura of mystery that surrounds them.

The year’s hottest smart toys pose threat to kids

The Singing Machine, a Bluetooth karaoke microphone, may seem like a fun toy for kids.