Holyoak, Ferguson could change FTC dynamics but face steep learning curve

If Republican nominees Melissa Holyoak of Utah and Andrew Ferguson of Virginia are confirmed, as expected, to join the Federal Trade Commission this month, they could change the dynamics of an agency that’s been under single-party control for half...

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Insulin cases need a sharper focus

Hard cases are notorious for making bad law. But sometimes the easy and obvious cases can make bad law, too. Something like this seems to be going on with insulin pricing.

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House takes step toward cutting FTC budget

House Republicans are putting their proverbial money where their mouths are when it comes to expressing their dissatisfaction with the Federal Trade Commission’s enforcement approach.

Trump pushes for more presidential oversight of FTC

If former President Donald Trump returns to the Oval Office, independent agencies like the Federal Trade Commission might lose a chunk of their independence.

Success of anti-robocall program touted by FTC

A Federal Trade Commission program to thwart illegal robocalls successfully blocks them, with the number of robocall complaints dropping by almost half between 2021 and 2022, the agency said.

Credit repair organizations seek to alter telemarketing sales rule

Credit repair organizations voiced support for a petition to change a rule that prevents them from billing customers until six months later.

‘Clean beauty’ claims need clarification, industry says

Cosmetic companies are saying they would welcome guidance from the Federal Trade Commission to clear up the understanding of “clean beauty.”

Neil Averitt commentary: Convening a blue-ribbon commission on antitrust

We may have a new blue-ribbon commission on antitrust doctrine in our future, at least if Joe Sims has his way.

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A favorable portrait of Justice Thomas’ jurisprudence

There’s little, if any, middle ground in assessments of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.