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...

Neill Averitt

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.

Current Issue: 811

Dogfight over pet medications

To stir passions without choosing Presidential candidates, just ask pet owners about the cost of medicine for dogs, cats and other domestic critters. That helps explain the Fairness to Pet Owners...

Kimmelman’s departure another blow to Justice Department

When Gene Kimmelman took a high post in the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division, he had to do an about-face. After years as a tenacious advocate and sometimes-bomb-thrower for consumers rights,...

Some push FTC onto front lines for military

Amid Congressional hearings about new kinds of financial abuses targeting soldiers and reducing their combat effectiveness, some military advocates are recommending that the FTC be given a bigger...

Many questions, few answers on how to regulate mobile payments

As more people begin to use mobile devices for their daily financial transactions, the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit recently explored whether...

Merger update

Wellpoint, Americare

Guest commentary: RIM’s prescription for patent peace in the smartphone arena

Consumers worldwide have greatly benefited from the rapid growth of the global wireless telecommunications (“smartphone”) industry in recent years. Smartphones make email, entertainment,...


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