Bedoya, focused and passionate, talks about putting consumers first

Federal Trade Commission member Alvaro Bedoya just reached his six-month work anniversary. The former Senate staffer and Georgetown University professor arrived at a time of incredible activity at the FTC. It issued an advanced notice of proposed...

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Some hits and a miss in Section 5 policy statement

The diplomat Talleyrand, who represented post-Napoleonic France at the make-or-break Congress of Vienna, cautioned his staff to move only in measured steps: “Above all,” he said, “no zeal.” This would have been equally good advice for the Federal Trade Commission’s policy statement on Section 5...

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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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