Antitrust agencies could draw greater scrutiny if GOP takes the House

The Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice could draw greater scrutiny from Republican lawmakers in the House who would chair panels with jurisdiction over antitrust and consumer protection.

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Waving the ‘rule of law’ banner against Biden’s enforcers

Business libertarians used to make policy arguments, saying the government shouldn’t unduly limit business freedom. Now, in a switch to a more aggressive posture, they often attack the legitimacy and budgets of President Joe Biden’s enforcement agencies.  

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Antitrust not a topic on campaign trail yet

Amid a crush of multi-billion-dollar corporate acquisitions, it would seem the prospective president should be saying a lot about the nation’s merger policies, but you wouldn’t know it from the...

Indiana Attorney General Zoeller will run for House seat

Two-term Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller has launched a bid for a seat in the House of Representatives with a pledge to “rein-in federal overreach” and to bring common sense solutions to a...

For Idaho AG, hospital merger lawsuit hit close to home

When Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden decided in 2013 to join forces with the Federal Trade Commission in suing to block a local hospital from buying a key physician practice in the state, he...

Bitter LabMD battle moves to closing arguments

The contentious battle between LabMD and the Federal Trade Commission over the adequacy of the medical testing firm’s data security practices—the first such case to go to administrative trial—is...

FTC's Brill, FCC's LeBlanc emphasize ties to state enforcement

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Reports that FTC is investigating Apple’s music streaming business hearten Senator Franken

Not long after Minnesota Senator Al Franken fired off a letter to the Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission asking them to examine whether Apple is “engaging in anticompetitive...