US Chamber, House Republicans push FTC to strengthen recusal rules

The US Chamber of Commerce and some of its Republican congressional allies are urging the Federal Trade Commission to revamp rules to clarify when members must recuse themselves.

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Weight-loss drugs give FTC golden opportunity

The sudden emergence of miraculously effective weight-loss drugs is good news for 100 million American dieters. It’s also a unique opportunity for the Federal Trade Commission. If the agency can help make these drugs more widely available, it can provide a visible quantum-leap benefit for...

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Greensboro residents look to a future without Lorillard

The Federal Trade Commission’s recent decision to permit tobacco manufacturer Reynolds American to purchase its arch-rival, Lorillard, in a $27 billion acquisition has drawn mixed reactions among...

FTC’s win on Sysco could spell trouble for Staples deal

Following Sysco’s decision to abandon its $3.4 billion merger with US Foods after a federal judge granted a preliminary injunction to temporarily block the deal, antitrust lawyers speculate that...

Illegal campaign contributions linked to Senators Reid, Lee

The Utah Internet entrepreneur at the center of a Federal Trade Commission consumer protection case is facing charges from the Federal Election Commission that he made illegal campaign...

After years of distrust, DOJ, FCC collaborating in new ways

When the Justice Department and the Federal Communications Commission delivered a one-two punch that led to the demise of the proposed merger of Comcast and Time Warner Cable, it marked a watershed...

Publishers could be liable for deceptive native advertising

Publishers jumping into the business of creating advertisements may essentially be taking on the role of an ad agency and could face Federal Trade Commission charges for engaging in deceptive...

Hotel booking tactics draw congressional, activist wrath

With vacation season around the corner and holiday plans high on the minds of consumers, several groups are calling out the Federal Trade Commission for what they call its failure to deal with...