Momentum could shift on passing landmark privacy legislation

While a House committee has approved comprehensive privacy legislation, the prospects of passage by the full chamber and in the Senate are less certain. Instead, lawmakers may have to be satisfied with addressing further protections for children...

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Biden’s executive order at the one-year mark

What has been accomplished in the first year under President Joe Biden’s executive order on competition?

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As Amazon investigation advances, novel theories anticipated

A complaint against Amazon could be based on novel legal theories and resemble the Facebook case in its breadth, as the Federal Trade Commission looks at whether Amazon’s market dominance is...

Phillips talks regulation, Supreme Court rulings, privacy and language usage

Twice last week, Federal Trade Commission member Noah Phillips did the opposite of entering the lion’s den.

FTC plummets in best workplace rankings

The Federal Trade Commission dropped to No. 22 in a coveted listing of best places to work among midsize government agencies, after ranking in the top five for the past five years.

Breyer’s high court legacy an ideological mixed bag

When Justice Stephen Breyer retired from the Supreme Court last month, the court lost its most knowledgeable expert on antitrust and administrative law, and one who wasn’t easy to label.

Gender-based pricing bill languishes in House

It costs more to be a woman, and 61 members of Congress say the Federal Trade Commission should enforce violations of a ban on gender-based pricing.

Neil Averitt commentary: New ideas wanted for assessing pharma deals

Both federal antitrust agencies are looking for new ideas to deepen their analysis of pharmaceutical mergers, and now they have the workshop to prove it.

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Book mostly throws cold water on FTC antitrust rulemaking

Go slow. That’s the advice most scholars and practitioners are giving to the Federal Trade Commission as it considers embarking on antitrust rulemaking.