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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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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