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.

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Is DOJ Starting a Global Smackdown?

A new era of tough criminal cartel enforcement may be dawning.

Rosch to EU: Don’t Make Our Mistakes

In the European Union, many individual and corporate victims of illegal anti-competitive practices have little redress for the injuries they suffered, because only 16 of 27 countries allow people...

Durbin to Mica: Show Me The Money

The Senate Appropriations Committee is weighing in on the fate of the FTC’s historic and beloved headquarters building at 7th Street and Pennsylvania.

FTC Peers Into the Face of a New Technology

Just when it seems as if Internet privacy breaches can’t get worse, along comes facial recognition technology, an innovation that can instantly match a snapshot to a name or locate someone’s mug on...

Senators Prod Google For ‘Voluntary’ Compliance

The federal probe into allegations of anticompetitive behavior by Google doesn’t have to end with tough antitrust enforcement action or sweeping regulation. Momentum is building in Congress for an...


States Giving Health Care Mergers a Biopsy




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