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Health-care mergers “front and center” in antitrust arena

Health care mergers are at the forefront of antitrust attention around the country, drawing watchful scrutiny from both Republicans and Democrats.

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FTC nominee McSweeny gets thumbs-up from Commerce Committee

Almost two months after its hearing on Terrell McSweeny’s nomination to be a Federal Trade Commission commissioner, the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee voted unanimously, on...

Ramirez and Baer face questions, criticisms at House hearing

FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez and Bill Baer, the Justice Department’s antitrust chief, recently were peppered with questions at a House subcommittee hearing that examined a broad range of antitrust...

Senate approves whistle-blower protections

The Senate has approved a bill that would provide whistleblower protections to employees who report violations of antitrust laws to government authorities.

Respected DOJ veteran Scott Hammond leaves the agency

Scott Hammond, who rose through the ranks over a 25-year career to become Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Criminal Enforcement in the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division, will be jumping...

Groups charge improper FTC use of Section 5 privacy authority

The scope of the FTC’s consumer-protection authority under Section 5, as well as to its competition authority, is coming under challenge.

DOJ airline merger settlement raises questions about department’s resolve

About halfway through his conference call with reporters detailing the Justice Department’s settlement of its antitrust lawsuit against US Airways and American Airlines, antitrust division head...

On-line teen-tracking legislation re-emerges

CFPB seeking input on debt collection regulation

Raj Date makes the plunge into Bitcoin debate

Neil Averitt commentary: Supremes beckon in North Carolina dental case