Q&A: Getting candid with Noah Phillips

Federal Trade Commission member Noah Phillips spoke with FTCWatch reporters June 7 on a balcony outside his office overlooking 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW. Inside his office, a picture hangs on the wall of conservatives’ bête noire, Louis...

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What changes are coming with the merger guidelines?

The antitrust agencies are busy considering possible revisions to the horizontal merger guidelines. Recent speeches and writings by some key players give us hints of what the final product might look like.

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Rosch to EU: Learn from our mistakes

“I would like to acknowledge that the current system in the United States is flawed.”

Tickets please

Consumers who seek the arts at prominent Rhode Island venues may be paying excessive prices for tickets to events, two U.S. Senators have contended in a letter to the agency.

Oil woes

As any automobile owner can attest, filling up that tank has hurt more this year. Oil prices affect every area of a consumer’s life- directly at the pump, and indirectly at the grocery store and...

Ad hoc approach: Bad for folks

Starting July 21, things may get a bit more confusing for American businesses- thanks to federal government bureaucracy.

Friendly advice

“It is not fair, adequate, or reasonable to require consumers to give up significant and valuable defenses to potentially erroneous legal claims for, at most, $10… If anything, this settlement...

Hospital deal immune: FTC vows appeal

Ruling that immunity protects a Georgia hospital acquisition from antitrust scrutiny, U.S. District Court Judge W. Louis Sands determined that the deal may proceed over the Commission’s objections.

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