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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Under Khan’s leadership, staffers air frustrations in wake of survey

When Lina M. Khan took the reins of the Federal Trade Commission a year ago, she inherited a regulatory force of 1,100 staffers poised to advance her progressive agenda. Soon, however, her...

Amid pushback, Kanter steps up fight against consumer welfare standard

While Federal Trade Commission Chair Lina Khan has gotten much attention for her outspoken views on changing antitrust enforcement, Jonathan Kanter hasn’t been bashful about using his job as a...

On the Shelf: Examining Apple after the Jobs era

Apple’s evolution from an innovative computer maker to the world’s most valuable company has been one of the greatest business stories in recent years.

Antitrust violations should disqualify divestiture buyers, AAI says

The Justice Department and Federal Trade Commission have approved divestitures to criminal antitrust violators. Stop it, says Dr. Diana Moss, president of the American Antitrust Institute.

Baby formula crisis brings out scammers

The US may be in the midst of a baby formula crisis, but there’s no shortage of scammers willing to prey on parents’ desperation. The Federal Trade Commission says consumers should use caution when...

FTC to consider earnings claims rule

The Federal Trade Commission will consider rulemaking on deceptive or unfair earnings claims this year.