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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House Republicans want tighter term limits for FTC commissioners

If House Republicans have their way, members of the Federal Trade Commission will have to leave their posts the day their terms expire.

Khan passes baton to other agencies in digital asset regulation

Other federal agencies including the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau “may be better positioned to lead on pursuing regulations in the digital asset space,” Federal Trade Commission Chair Lina...

Utah's Lee faces difficult reelection path with challenge from independent

Senator Mike Lee is the only lawmaker active on antitrust issues who is in electoral danger this year. The Utah Republican is being challenged by an independent billing himself as a pragmatic...

‘Sideloading’ measure expected to get Senate vote

The Senate is likely to vote on “sideloading” legislation in the lame-duck session when it takes up Big Tech bills, pitting alleged anticompetitive action in the app economy against supposed...

FTC-NLRB partnership takes flight

The Federal Trade Commission and National Labor Relations Board are sharing non-public information concerning policy and individual cases after inking an agreement in July.

Neil Averitt commentary: Political polarization comes for NAAG

The National Association of Attorneys General has long been a key line of defense on antitrust and consumer protection issues, able to step in when federal agencies are mired in gridlock or stymied...

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A bearish view of economic and tech trends

With the economy on the brink of a recession, technology threatens our employment prospects and makes it easier for companies to collude.