From journalism to baseball, lawmakers take up antitrust exemptions

Media companies and their congressional allies have escalated efforts to obtain an exemption to antitrust laws to counter the alleged unfair practices by Big Tech companies. The legislative fight is shining light on the broader issue of antitrust...

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FleetCor case maps out new routes for consumer protection

We have seen what lies ahead for consumer protection, and it looks a great deal like the FleetCor case.

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New domain-name controversy flares up

The Federal Trade Commission has sent a stern, unanimous letter to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), issuing a warning about the non-profit group’s new plan to roll...

NYSE-Deutsche deal clears Justice hurdle

The Department of Justice’s antitrust division will require a Deutsche Boerse subsidiary to sell its stake in a smaller U.S. exchange operator and agree to other restrictions as a condition for...

The future is looking us in the face

If computers can begin to recognize you on the street, and to spot pictures of you on the Internet, will there be problematic social implications?

Food fight over IWG cost-benefit analysis

A controversial proposal designed to limit the marketing of food to children has hit another roadblock in its troubled path to implementation.

Spending bill cuts FTC budget, removes building protection

The spending bill signed into law Dec. 17 by President Obama authorizes $311.563 million in funding for the FTC in FY 2012. This is $14.437 million below the FTC’s budget request. The figures are...

Maine dental board shows some teeth

In a snub to the Federal Trade Commission and its own governor, the Maine Board of Dental Examiners voted to restrict the practices of Independent Practice Dental Hygienists (IDPHs) in a pilot...

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