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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Judicial, political threats loom over FTC

The Federal Trade Commission might lose more rulemaking power and some employees might experience less job security as the agency faces emerging threats.

Exploring the cons of ‘antiracist antitrust’ policies

Commissioner Rebecca Kelly Slaughter tweeted about the Federal Trade Commission’s role and “how we can be antiracist” in 2020. Such policies could have unintended effects, says the outgoing...

As FTC updates eyeglass rule, industry focuses on fallout

The Federal Trade Commission is nearing the final stage of its latest update on selling eyeglasses.

Endorsement guides have influence, researchers claim

University of Washington researchers found the Federal Trade Commission’s guides on endorsements and testimonials have a real-world effect on content creators and consumer engagement.

FTC typifies trend of disappearing commissioners, Wharton professors say

The Federal Trade Commission is becoming a one-person band dominated by the chair, two Wharton School professors concluded.

Neil Averitt commentary: The president can fire the FTC chair at will – how’s that for control?

Constitutional defenses based on the separation of powers have become something of an antitrust fad, but they aren’t necessarily a winner.

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From Buzzfeed to Gawker, book revisits heydays of digital media

Navigating the difficulties of the media business requires an ability to pivot quickly and a knowledgeable tour guide. Ben Smith, a top-notch journalist and an accomplished entrepreneur, is such a person.


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