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Retailers, bankers at war while Congress considers data breaches

It was striking when, at a hearing earlier this month, Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) was almost reduced to pleading with various industry representatives to work together in devising a solution to the recent massive data breaches that harmed millions of consumers. Stop the finger-pointing, he begged.

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Commissioners hand FTC staff its first defeat in 19 years

The FTC’s recent decision upholding just one of seven counts against McWane Inc., for unlawfully maintaining its monopoly in the domestic iron pipe fittings market, is as significant for what it...

Section 5 front and center at GMU conference

A snowstorm shut down Washington on February 13, but the weather was not enough to stop the George Mason University School of Law from proceeding with its symposium on the Federal Trade...

FTC evaluates competition in biologic medicines

FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez kicked off a recent agency workshop by talking about the life-saving properties of biologic medicines in providing therapies for difficult to treat diseases, ranging...

FTC:WATCH SPECIAL REPORT: Idaho hospital dispute

Editor’s note: In late January, Judge B. Lynn Winmill ordered St. Luke’s Health System, based in Boise, Idaho, to divest its ownership of a private physician practice, Saltzer Medical Group,...

Google settles antitrust case with European Commission

After an antitrust investigation that lasted more than three years, European Commission regulators struck a tentative settlement with Google. In reaching this deal on February 5 – it is still...

Neil Averitt Commentary: Avoiding the next big meltdown

Judge Lynn B. Winmill’s decision in the St. Luke’s case was not just an opinion on a local hospital acquisition. It is also a window into what could be the next great crisis to threaten the economy.


Outlet mall concerns

Airline merger protest

AAI conference

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