Political gridlock could prevent FTC from getting disgorgement powers

Congressional backers of giving the Federal Trade Commission more powers to recover ill-gotten gains will need a host of skills. But the most important one may be ensuring they can count to 60.

Neill Averitt

Protecting businesses from telemarketing scams

The Federal Trade Commission has long protected individual consumers from scams, but now it’s devoting more attention to scams that target businesses. This reflects a fundamental broadening of the agency’s sense of its mission.

Current Issue: 789

Do Not Track: too early or good to go?

Commissioners continue to disagree about the merits of a Do Not Track mechanism, a recommendation in the agency’s draft privacy report that could alter online advertising, convenient services, and...

Virtual game monopoly?

Online gamers apparently need items such as weapons, animals, hot dogs for energy and/or tractors to compete in virtual online game worlds. Participating in this billion dollar business, consumers...

Timely inspection

FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz and Commissioner William Kovacic hailed the Commission’s regulatory review efforts at a hearing before the House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations on July 7.

Clothing labels under review

Dry clean or machine wash? Another comment cycle for the FTC’s Care Labeling Rule.

All aboard: support S. 49

Seeking endorsement for his proposed antitrust freight rail bill, Senator Herb Kohl (D., Wisc.) sent a letter to two key administration officials.

Football monopoly?

BCS Director Bill Hancock and two lawyers met with the Justice Department on June 30 to discuss the Bowl Championship Series, according to the Associated Press.

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