Bedoya, focused and passionate, talks about putting consumers first

Federal Trade Commission member Alvaro Bedoya just reached his six-month work anniversary. The former Senate staffer and Georgetown University professor arrived at a time of incredible activity at the FTC. It issued an advanced notice of proposed...

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Some hits and a miss in Section 5 policy statement

The diplomat Talleyrand, who represented post-Napoleonic France at the make-or-break Congress of Vienna, cautioned his staff to move only in measured steps: “Above all,” he said, “no zeal.” This would have been equally good advice for the Federal Trade Commission’s policy statement on Section 5...

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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...