On Capitol Hill, antitrust bills advance as Khan stumbles

Antitrust enforcers have received mixed receptions on Capitol Hill in recent weeks.

Neill Averitt

Federal-state relations could use more structure, won’t get much

There are getting to be an awful lot of cooks clustered around the antitrust soup kettle. The question is what to do about it.

Current Issue: 873

Shocking testimony stuns courtroom in LabMD case

The stunning testimony of a key witness that the Federal Trade Commission had relied on manufactured evidence to build the agency’s case that LabMD had failed to adequately protect consumers’...

Sharp split arising over competing data breach bills

The battle over data breach legislation has intensified since Senator Patrick Leahy introduced a measure that was quickly embraced by many consumer advocacy groups, while businesses generally are...

Uber, AirBnB coming under scrutiny at the FTC

Comments are flooding into the Federal Trade Commission in advance of its planned June 9 workshop on what is being called the peer-to-peer economy, where people transport commercial passengers in...

FTC is out; CFPB, FCC team up on mobile ‘cramming’

A bevy of regulators including the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the Federal Communications Commission and several state attorneys general reached a $158 million settlement with mobile...

Legal foes seeking $18 million over failed hospital merger

The cost is mounting, to the tune of at least $18 million, for what appears to have been a failed effort by an Idaho hospital to buy a physician practice in the state.

Surge of mergers straining regulatory capacity

With a continuing rush of mergers expected, the capacity of the Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice is already strained.