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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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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