Act against data-driven bias, advocacy groups tell FTC

A coalition of advocacy groups and lawmakers urged the Federal Trade Commission to hold companies accountable as online harms against people of color and women proliferate.

Neill Averitt

What’s up with that West Virginia v. EPA opinion?

What was going on in the Supreme Court’s opinion in West Virginia v. EPA? Everyone has a sense the new “major questions doctrine” will create problems for the antitrust agencies. But what kinds of problems exactly?

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FTC faces threats to independence, though White House already has strong influence

Since its inception, the Federal Trade Commission has been an independent agency. But if some companies and their ideological allies have their way, the president may obtain more influence over it.

House committee to intensify scrutiny of FTC’s enforcement practices, policies

The House panel that oversees much of the Federal Trade Commission’s consumer protection work plans to do a deep dive to ensure the agency’s policies don’t harm those who obey the law.

Democrats demand FTC investigate WEE 1 Tactical

Some Senate Democrats are urging the Federal Trade Commission to halt gun marketing to kids and investigate firearm manufacturer WEE 1 Tactical amid a national epidemic of firearm fatalities.

Sidelined: Women economic experts seldom testify in merger challenges

Women rarely testified as economic experts in US horizontal merger challenges during the past two decades.

Privacy Corner: Citron crusades for intimate privacy protections

Danielle Citron’s foray into privacy advocacy began by questioning the legality surrounding an intimate decision — abortion — when she was a law student at the time Planned Parenthood v. Casey was...

Green guides spark debate on meaning of ‘recycled’

Comments about the Federal Trade Commission’s guides on environmental marketing so far say the word “recycled” needs scrutiny.

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High stakes and high drama

Narrative nonfiction books and racy romance novels are distinct literary genres with little overlap. “Unscripted: The Epic Battle for a Media Empire and the Redstone Family Legacy” merges the two — and it’s an engrossing yarn.  


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