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.

Current Issue: 788

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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