Act against data-driven bias, advocacy groups tell FTC

A coalition of advocacy groups and lawmakers urged the Federal Trade Commission to hold companies accountable as online harms against people of color and women proliferate.

Neill Averitt

What’s up with that West Virginia v. EPA opinion?

What was going on in the Supreme Court’s opinion in West Virginia v. EPA? Everyone has a sense the new “major questions doctrine” will create problems for the antitrust agencies. But what kinds of problems exactly?

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Big leadership changes afoot at the FTC, DOJ and on the Hill

Big changes are afoot in consumer protection and antitrust enforcement as key people in the arena move out of their spots and new players take their places.

Baer wins approval from Judiciary panel, despite mysterious concerns

Even as the Senate Judiciary Committee, finally, on September 20, voted on William Baer’s nomination to head the Justice Department’s antitrust division, the 12-5 favorable tally came so late in...

Dogfight looming over pet medications

Veterinarians are growling over an FTC workshop that will discuss whether pet-owners should have more choice over where they can get their pet prescriptions filled.

FTC’s approval of Universal-EMI merger gets mixed reviews

The Federal Trade Commission’s recent decision to approve, without conditions, Universal Music Group’s $1.9-billion acquisition of EMI Recorded Music has not quelled the fierce debate about the...

Cracker Barrel investor pays penalty

Every corporate food fight seems to eventually make its way to the FTC. This time the eatery chains in question are Cracker Barrel, the homespun Southern-themed restaurant chain based in Tennessee,...

Merger Update

Macdonald Dettwiler, Space Systems