Q&A: Getting candid with Noah Phillips

Federal Trade Commission member Noah Phillips spoke with FTCWatch reporters June 7 on a balcony outside his office overlooking 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW. Inside his office, a picture hangs on the wall of conservatives’ bête noire, Louis...

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What changes are coming with the merger guidelines?

The antitrust agencies are busy considering possible revisions to the horizontal merger guidelines. Recent speeches and writings by some key players give us hints of what the final product might look like.

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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...

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.

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