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FTC:WATCH Goes Out on Summer Hiatus

Editor’s note: FTC:WATCH goes on vacation for the month of August, when most governments in the Western Hemisphere leave the city to seek refuge from the heat. We will return, refreshed, to produce our next issue, on September 16, 2012. Our advice: Stay cool till then.


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August 3—FTC Commissioner Julie Brill will participate in the American Bar Association’s Annual Meeting to discuss “Privacy Law in 2012: Where We Are and Where We Are Going,” from 8:30 a.m. to 10...

Antitrust and patent law high on the docket at Cleveland judicial hearing

CLEVELAND--Normally, when the seven judges serving on the Judicial Panel on Multi-District Litigation gather at one of their six-times-a-year sessions, they confront a docket jam-packed with...

Former FTC official wins Republican Senate nomination in Texas

Ted Cruz, former head of the FTC’s Office of Policy Planning, may be coming back to Washington in a return engagement, but in a markedly different role.

As mobile payments surge, regulators pondering new consumer protections

Federal regulators and consumer advocates are trying to get ahead of the mobile payments gold rush by implementing new rules they hope will prevent an explosion of hidden charges being imposed on...

Baer’s hearing for Justice post goes smoothly but Senate vote may not be on horizon

Bill Baer finally got a hearing.

Justice Department finalizes office closings despite outcry

CLEVELAND--Antitrust prosecutors normally have a spring in their step around the time they announce an indictment of a key figure in a case where real and lasting damage has been done to taxpayers.

Saving lives and lining pockets at New York City hospital

FTC gets good news in Third Circuit ruling

Huge Visa, MasterCard antitrust deal draws sharp critics

Merger Update- CNOOC, Nexen

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