Q&A: Getting candid with Noah Phillips

Federal Trade Commission member Noah Phillips spoke with FTCWatch reporters June 7 on a balcony outside his office overlooking 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW. Inside his office, a picture hangs on the wall of conservatives’ bête noire, Louis...

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What changes are coming with the merger guidelines?

The antitrust agencies are busy considering possible revisions to the horizontal merger guidelines. Recent speeches and writings by some key players give us hints of what the final product might look like.

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Edith Ramirez will bring a different style as FTC chairman

As soon as word trickled out on Thursday that Edith Ramirez was President Obama’s pick to be the next chairman of the Federal Trade Commission, the one word that folks repeatedly used to describe...

Big win for FTC in Phoebe Putney hospital case

The Federal Trade Commission scored a big victory this month when the Supreme Court ruled unanimously in the agency’s favor in a case involving a hospital merger in rural Georgia, about 90 miles...

Critics of FTC used car rule call it a junker

The FTC is proposing its first significant changes to used car disclosures since 1995, seeking a new version of the ubiquitous window sticker that balances consumer needs and cost effectiveness-...

Federal and state officials push for crackdown on credit report errors

Sens. Mark Warner (D-Va.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) are urging the Federal Trade Commission and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to take action to force credit reporting agencies to...

Sequester hitting government agencies, courts

The budgetary event known as the “sequester,” where the failure of the political parties to reach a compromise on government spending and taxation has resulted in $85 billion in automatic spending...