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Career prosecutors urge DOJ officials to drop plan to shutter offices

More criminals who have rooked taxpayers will escape prosecution if the political appointees who run the Justice Department prevail in their plan to shut down the department’s regional criminal antitrust offices, according to an internal letter to top agency officials obtained by FTC:WATCH.

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Cordray takes a stroll into the lion’s den

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau director Richard Cordray revealed a great deal about his leadership style when he held his agency’s first field hearing in Birmingham, Alabama, last month....

Baer named for top antitrust slot

If William J. Baer makes it through the torturous Senate nominee-approval process and takes his seat as head of the Justice Department’s antitrust division, those who know him expect the former...

Brill to data brokers: Watch out

Companies that collect and sell online consumer data were the targets of particularly pointed remarks by FTC Commissioner Julie Brill in a recent speech, signaling that the entities can continue to...

Public comments not friendly on Facebook

Even as Facebook prepares for its $5 billion initial public offering, there are signs that the social networking giant is losing, not making, friends. Some of its business practices seem to be...

Employee anti-poaching bans: A tough case for defendants

Silicon Valley companies defending themselves against a private court case alleging that they violated antitrust laws by conspiring not to poach each other’s employees may have a steep hill to...

Retailers tangle with credit-card issuers again

If 5 million retailers win the latest lawsuit against Visa, MasterCard and 13 large banks, it could make their previous $3 billion settlement with the credit card issuers look like a stingy tip on...

Express Scripts, Medco

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CFPB BRIEFS: Budget hearing

CFPB BRIEFS: Non-bank regulation

EU investigating patent issue



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