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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Airline collusion probe reignites debate over mergers

Ever since the Justice Department settled its lawsuit challenging the merger of US Airways and American Airlines in 2013, critics have blasted the deal, charging that it increased the likelihood...

Merger activity still rising; regulator workload rising too

Some $1.7 trillion in merger deals were announced worldwide during the first half of 2015, an increase of 11.6 percent over the same period in 2014, according to data compiled by Mergermarket, a...

Sysco Judge Mehta has initiation by fire into antitrust arena

It’s the judicial equivalent of being put into a playoff game several months after being called up to the major leagues.

Sewage officials want FTC to flush false wet-wipe claims

Water sanitation officials from around the country are urging the Federal Trade Commission to crack down on what they say are false claims being made by wet-wipe manufacturers that their products...

DOJ leans in to challenge Electrolux-GE merger

Nine years ago, the Justice Department’s antitrust division attracted some public criticism when it decided not to block Whirlpool’s purchase of Maytag, which reduced the number of competitors in...

Young magistrate judge building legal legacy in Silicon Valley

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