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...

Neill Averitt

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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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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