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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FTC drills down on privacy: Ramirez, Brill and Ohlhausen speak

Despite forecasts of foreboding weather that shut down much of Washington, the world’s largest privacy conference went on without a hitch. Something on the order of 2000 financial, medical,...

ABA issues its enforcement wish list for 2013

As it usually does at the beginning of each new presidential term, the leadership of the antitrust section of the American Bar Association has presented the White House, Justice Department and...

Antitrust in the second Obama presidency

Though new leaders are settling in at the Justice Department’s antitrust division and at the Federal Trade Commission, don’t expect much change in competition policies during the Obama...

MERGER UPDATE: Linn Co., Berry Petroleum; Southern Union, Regency

Two major mergers are expected to alter the oil and gas landscape. Linn Energy has announced a groundbreaking agreement to acquire Berry Petroleum Company for $4.3 billion including debt...

MERGER UPDATE: Cardinal Health, AssuraMed

The latest multibillion-dollar asset reshuffling in the health care sector nabs a new acquisition for Dublin, Ohio-based Cardinal Health, a $108 billion health service company that caters to...

MERGER UPDATE: Charter Communications, Bresnan Broadband

Charter Communications has agreed to purchase Bresnan Broadband from Cablevision for $1.625 billion. Cablevision investors welcomed the sale, judging by the market’s reaction. Its shares rose 6...