Wu says FTC has law on its side

Timothy Wu, who was the intellectual architect of much of the Biden administration’s competition policy, says the US has moved to an antitrust era that connects to democratic roots. Congressional intent assures its longevity, he told FTCWatch in a...

Neill Averitt

Amgen-Horizon case raises possibility of personalized merger law

At first glance, the Federal Trade Commission’s complaint targeting the Amgen-Horizon deal seems ill-conceived and overbroad, but on second look there may be a hidden logic behind it. The history of the two companies could also become a factor in the analysis.

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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.