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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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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