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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FTC commissioners face wide ranging questions at oversight hearing

It was not the usual congressional hearing. All four FTC Commissioners testified at the session that was billed as, “The FTC at 100: Where Do We Go From Here?” Lawmakers peppered them with wide...

FTC takes wait-and-see approach to native advertising

The line snaked the better part of a block outside the Federal Trade Commission’s satellite office building recently as folks waited to sign in for a day-long workshop on the “blurred lines”...

House’s lopsided passage of patent troll bill gives it more momentum

The House’s recent overwhelming vote to rein in abusive patent lawsuits sets the stage for action in the Senate, where the Judiciary Committee is set to take up similar legislation on December 17....

FTC launches redesigned website

As the FTC nears its 100th birthday, the agency has launched a redesign of its website – FTC.gov – to make it sleeker, more visually appealing and perhaps even easier-to-use. The jury is still out...

FTC:WATCH SPECIAL REPORT: St. Luke’s trial could reshape health-care industry

EDITOR’S NOTE: A trial is underway in Boise, Idaho, that could determine the future configuration of the health-care industry in the United States and mark the beginning of the end of the iconic...

Witnesses beg CFPB to ban pre-dispute arbitration

More than a dozen participants at a Dallas field hearing last week, including a number of church leaders representing large Southern congregations, urged the CFPB to restrict or ban pre-dispute...