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FTC commissioners seem headed for confirmation

FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz and commissioner-nominee Maureen Ohlhausen received a mostly friendly reception at their confirmation hearing before the Senate Commerce Committee November 15, but were peppered with questions about the status of pet projects by both Democratic and Republican senators.


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H&R Block drops merger plan

Tax-preparation firm H&R Block is dropping its $288 million purchase of software rival TaxACT, an acquisition that the Justice Department had sued to block, following a ruling in the Justice...

New Italian prime minister an antitrust aficionado

The new prime minister of Italy, Mario Monti, called to save the day in Europe, is a familiar face in antitrust circles here and overseas.

Sen. Kohl criticizes plan to shut regional antitrust offices

The Justice Department’s controversial decision to shutter four of its regional antitrust offices came into the public eye for the first time when Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr., came under...

FTC easing food marketing guidelines

A decision by the FTC and its partner agencies to significantly scale back their sweeping voluntary guidelines on marketing food to children has thrown into question whether the proposed standards...

Leibowitz praises DAA online privacy change

FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz has gone on record publicly praising one of the Digital Advertising Alliance’s revised principles for online privacy.

States press FTC on intellectual property theft

State governments are teaming up to ask the Federal Trade Commission to investigate and prosecute intellectual property theft by foreign-based companies, which they say is undermining the economic...

Lundbeck hearing reviewed

CFPB UPDATE: Checking account disclosures

CFPB to warn firms of probes—sometimes

Student Aid Disclosure

African plant weight-loss claims

Alabamans oppose merger

Credit reports

Pay-for-delay

Skidekids.com

AT&T

Montana Blue Cross

Pacific Basin consumer data pact

Johnson & Johnson

FTC Briefs

DOJ Briefs