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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Sen. Rockefeller’s possible successors both privacy advocates

The next chairman of the Senate Commerce Science and Transportation Committee, the panel with primary oversight power over the FTC, is going to be either a former astronaut or an athlete recently...

Strange bedfellows join up in North Carolina dental case

Some surprising alliances are emerging among the amicus briefs in the pending Supreme Court case involving state regulatory boards.

Ohlhausen raises alarm about Chinese antitrust regime

In a major policy speech delivered in New York City, FTC Commissioner Maureen Ohlhausen warned that China appears to be using its six-year-old antitrust laws as a screen for promoting its domestic...

Uber’s legal troubles keep mounting

Disruptive and innovative new technologies typically stir fear and controversy, particularly among the established industry giants who have prospered under the status quo.

FTC and CFPB: Call it a case of sibling rivalry

Brothers in arms or brothers at odds?

FTC at 100: Robinson-Patman Act devised to save Main Street shops

Editor’s Note: As the FTC celebrates its 100th-year anniversary, FTC:WATCH is producing a series of articles highlighting the history of antitrust enforcement and consumer protection in America.