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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Senator Klobuchar takes reins at antitrust subcommittee

As we first reported last October (FTC:WATCH Issue No. 814, October 1, 2012), the antitrust landscape in the United States changed this week with the announcement that U. S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar...

Breaking News: Jon Leibowitz steps down from FTC

FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz has announced he is leaving the agency on February 15, after eight years spent at the commission. More coverage of his accomplishments, reasons for departure and likely...

Pay-for-delay patent settlements on the rise, prompting fierce debate

Patent dispute settlements between brand-name and generic drug manufacturers that delay the time lower-cost medications reach the market are sharply rising, according to a recent Federal Trade...

FTC:WATCH UBS Special Report, part VIII: Fruits of their labors

Many financial institutions were on the take, stealing money from U.S. taxpayers, according to an FTC:WATCH analysis of testimony in the month-long trial of three key municipal desk employees at...

Fallout over Frontline

There’s been a lot of chatter in Washington about the recent departure of Lanny Breuer, the top Justice Department official overseeing the criminal division, who had been widely expected to embark...

FTC finds deceptive advertising for pomegranate products

Pom Wonderful LLC, which has made hundreds of millions of dollars in sales since 2002 by using creative pitches to promote the efficacy of its pomegranate-based products in combatting certain...

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