Wu says FTC has law on its side

Timothy Wu, who was the intellectual architect of much of the Biden administration’s competition policy, says the US has moved to an antitrust era that connects to democratic roots. Congressional intent assures its longevity, he told FTCWatch in a...

Neill Averitt

Amgen-Horizon case raises possibility of personalized merger law

At first glance, the Federal Trade Commission’s complaint targeting the Amgen-Horizon deal seems ill-conceived and overbroad, but on second look there may be a hidden logic behind it. The history of the two companies could also become a factor in the analysis.

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Bottoms up: Beer drinkers have reason to celebrate

Beer drinkers, as they quaff their favorite brew, can thank the Justice Department for helping them avoid getting stuck with a higher bill. At least that is the consensus of folks who praise...

Author hits a solid three-bagger on baseball’s antitrust history

Ah spring, when a man’s thoughts naturally turn to baseball, romance and antitrust policy.

Commissioner Wright: We’d do it better than the FCC

Commissioner Joshua Wright is apparently settling into his new job so quickly that he is starting to look for bits of turf that might be wrestled away from other agencies.

President Obama nominates Shelanski to be regulatory czar

The reaction was swift—and mixed—to President Obama’s nomination of Howard Shelanski, currently the director of the FTC’s Bureau of Economics, to be the administrator of the Office of Information...

ACLU seeks FTC action against wireless carriers for security flaws on phones

The American Civil Liberties Union recently filed a complaint with the FTC charging that the nation’s major wireless carriers have engaged in unfair and deceptive business practices by not warning...

FTC planning workshop on internet connectivity

The increased connectivity of cars, appliances and medical devices – the internet of things – will be the subject of a November 21 workshop hosted by the Federal Trade Commission.


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