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Senate Democrats pummel FTC Nominee Joshua Wright

Most recent Senate confirmation hearings for FTC commissioners have been practically lovefests, but it was more like a 10-round boxing match for outspoken George Mason University law professor Joshua Wright.


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Rising number of cross-border codes of conduct draw cheers—and caveats

When FTC Commissioner Edith Ramirez kicked off a recent forum about the need to protect consumers doing business across national borders, she used the example of the online extravaganza known as...

FTC:WATCH Special Report: UBS trial, part V: Payoffs and death threats

Taking money from U.S. taxpayers was standard operating procedure, hardly worth trying to hide, at major investment banks, including Swiss-owned bank UBS, according to an FTC:WATCH analysis of...

St. Marys Hospital merger part of a national trend

The November 29 announcement of a deal to purchase St. Mary’s Hospital in Passaic, New Jersey, was the latest chapter in a consolidation story with local and national repercussions. St. Mary’s...

Attorneys General Update

DOJ, AG take on Big Apple tour buses

Merger Update: Delta Airlines, Virgin

News of a strategic alliance between Delta Airlines and Virgin Atlantic Airways momentarily interrupted debates in Washington, D.C. over the looming fiscal crisis.

Merger Update: Watson, Actavis

The settlement of an antitrust action has put the acquisition of Actavis Inc. by Watson Pharmaceuticals back on track with a $5.9 billion price tag. According to the complaint filed with the...

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