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...

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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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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.

Lawsuit targets Ivy League’s lack of athletic scholarships on antitrust grounds

Students at Ivy League colleges and universities are better known for their brains than their brawn, but it's the athletic programs of these schools that are coming under antitrust scrutiny.

Emission reduction claims challenged as ‘greenwashing’

As companies make ad claims about sustainability and emission reductions, “greenwashing” is moving closer to the Federal Trade Commission’s enforcement agenda.

COPPA rule review goes dormant

The delayed Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act rule review by the Federal Trade Commission means updated guidance for ed tech remains in a holding pattern.

Latest FTC studies are part of broad research agenda

The Federal Trade Commission has added to its heavy workload by launching inquiries into social media platforms’ use of deceptive ads and credit reporting agencies’ treatment of small business...

Neil Averitt commentary: 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...

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How businesses navigated the pandemic

The Covid-19 pandemic tested the judgment, vision and political skills of government and corporate leaders. While it would’ve been fascinating to be in the rooms (or on the Zoom calls) where decisions were made, the next best thing is reading “Crash Landing: The Inside Story of How the World’s...