Dispute over competition regulation seen as debate over democracy

The link between market competition and democracy is creating an intellectual tug-of-war between progressives and their conservative counterparts.

Neill Averitt

The great fashion-model conspiracy

The antitrust profession thinks of labor cases as a recent policy innovation. But on the important topic of wage collusion, they date back several decades, at least to the Federal Trade Commission’s memorable case against the great fashion-model conspiracy of 1993.

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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