Dispute over competition regulation seen as debate over democracy

The link between market competition and democracy is creating an intellectual tug-of-war between progressives and their conservative counterparts.

Neill Averitt

The great fashion-model conspiracy

The antitrust profession thinks of labor cases as a recent policy innovation. But on the important topic of wage collusion, they date back several decades, at least to the Federal Trade Commission’s memorable case against the great fashion-model conspiracy of 1993.

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Political fallout grows as retail data breaches rise

The string of high-profile data breaches at retail stores is attracting Congressional ire, a situation that could affect every business that accepts credit or debit card payments for goods and...

FTC settles 12 cases, including with Denver Broncos, for false privacy claims

The Denver Broncos may be headed to the Super Bowl, but less than two weeks before the big game, the team settled charges brought by the FTC that it falsely claimed that it was in compliance with...

Idaho judge orders divestiture of physician practice

In a much-watched case still unfolding in Idaho, Judge B. Lynn Winmill has ordered St. Luke’s Health System to divest its ownership of a private physician practice, Saltzer Medical Group, which is...

FTC:WATCH Special Report: Plaintiffs in St. Luke’s trial wrap up their case

St. Luke’s trial could reshape health-care industry

Sour fruit: Apple seeks to boot its antitrust compliance monitor

Ever since Apple Inc. decided to challenge the Justice Department’s charges that it conspired with five large book publishers to jack up the prices of e-books, the company has been relentless in...

Share prices fall after Sen. Markey seeks FTC probe of Herbalife

Responding to reports from Massachusetts residents who suggest that the global nutrition company Herbalife Ltd. is a pyramid scheme, Sen. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) recently asked the FTC and the...