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...

Neill Averitt

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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Turbulence in online travel search: a done deal, innovation, and possible anticompetitive conduct

Innovation in online travel search has provided consumers user-friendly tools and unprecedented access to airlines’ price and booking information. Consumers have come to expect healthy competition...

Antitrust agencies, Chile reach MOU

The FTC and the Justice Department have reached an antitrust cooperation agreement with the Fiscalia Nacional Economica (FNE) of Chile.

CA Senator for Do-Not-Track

California State Senator Alan Lowenthal (D) has amended a bill in the state legislature to mandate a Do-Not-Track mechanism as a tool to protect consumers’ online privacy.

FTC to FL State Reps: Pass bill to relax regulations

A proposed bill in the Florida state government may increase the availability of health care services to underserved populations, such as the elderly and those in rural or inner-city communities.

Rosch on merger analysis

FTC Commissioner J. Thomas Rosch hopes the Commission will rely on direct effects evidence more often when evaluating the competition effects of proposed transactions.

Senator to FTC: Investigate pipeline

Senator Ron Wyden (D., Ore.) has asked the FTC to inquire into possible “confidential agreements between seven Canadian oil companies” that could drive up gas prices for consumers.




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