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.

Neill Averitt

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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FTC, DOJ face at least 15 merger investigations

The Federal Trade Commission’s competition bureau and the antitrust division of the Justice Department are facing a continued heavy workload at a time that the improved U.S. economy is predicted to...

Obama’s visit to FTC provides forum for privacy pitch

Although the Federal Trade Commission has been around for 100 years, it hasn’t had a presidential visit since 1937. President Barack Obama changed all that on Monday when he used the agency as a...

FTC studying effectiveness of merger remedies

The Federal Trade Commission is seeking public comments on a study of the effectiveness of remedies imposed in merger cases from 2006-2012.

Pay-for-delay, hospital mergers likely to dominate in 2015

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Privacy hackles raised over Oracle acquisition

Oracle’s recent proposal to acquire Datalogix has prompted concern about the implications of the deal for consumer privacy as well as calls for the Federal Trade Commission to closely scrutinize...

FTC at 100: Michael Pertschuk’s turbulent years as FTC chairman

Editor’s Note: The Federal Trade Commission is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year; the first official meeting of the commission was held in March 1915. In this series of articles, we are...