On Capitol Hill, antitrust bills advance as Khan stumbles

Antitrust enforcers have received mixed receptions on Capitol Hill in recent weeks.

Neill Averitt

Federal-state relations could use more structure, won’t get much

There are getting to be an awful lot of cooks clustered around the antitrust soup kettle. The question is what to do about it.

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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