Act against data-driven bias, advocacy groups tell FTC

A coalition of advocacy groups and lawmakers urged the Federal Trade Commission to hold companies accountable as online harms against people of color and women proliferate.

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What’s up with that West Virginia v. EPA opinion?

What was going on in the Supreme Court’s opinion in West Virginia v. EPA? Everyone has a sense the new “major questions doctrine” will create problems for the antitrust agencies. But what kinds of problems exactly?

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Pay to play: Antitrust officials among top campaign donors

Top officials at the FTC have dipped into their bank accounts to support the politicians who named them to their posts, according to data compiled by the Federal Election Commission and the Center...

Antitrust practitioners pan Comcast’s acerbic filing

Comcast Corp. is used to getting its way in this town. Its long list of hired guns, buttressed by David Cohen, its well-connected executive vice president, makes the firm a formidable force.

Countries jockey over antitrust claims

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FTC makes Letterman’s Top Ten

The FTC caught David Letterman’s eye last week. Not surprisingly, it involved last month’s settlement on caffeine-laced undergarments.

Mid-term elections may change leadership on Hill

Mid-term elections can be unpredictable, but expert political handicappers agree that there is almost no chance Republicans will lose control of the House in November. However, they are far less...

FTC at 100: Health scare leads to new powers for FTC

Editor's Note: The FTC is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year; the first official meeting of the commission was held in March 1915. In this series of articles, FTC:WATCH is chronicling the...