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...

Neill Averitt

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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ACOs and antitrust guidance: burdensome, unclear, and expensive?

The government’s proposed guidance on antitrust scrutiny for Accountable Care Organizations may have generated more questions than answers.

Senate dials up scrutiny: Cell phone merger questioned

Cell phone executives appeared before the Senate Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights to answer questions related to AT&T’s plan to acquire T-Mobile, a deal rumored to...

Privacy on the go: Mobile technology hearing

The Senate Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law met for the first time on May 10, hearing testimony from the FTC, Justice Department, Apple, Google, and privacy experts related to...

Commissioner Brill to industry: Be like a superhero

At a recent conference, FTC Commissioner Julie Brill challenged attendees to “be a little like Spider Man.”

Changing the supermarket landscape?

Four government agencies seek public comments on proposed nutrition guidelines that aim to change the foods companies market to American children, a proposal that the government hopes will...

Global drug deal announced

Two global drug companies have plans to “become a leader in specialty pharma” through a transaction valued at $6.8 billion.

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