Holyoak, Ferguson could change FTC dynamics but face steep learning curve

If Republican nominees Melissa Holyoak of Utah and Andrew Ferguson of Virginia are confirmed, as expected, to join the Federal Trade Commission this month, they could change the dynamics of an agency that’s been under single-party control for half...

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Insulin cases need a sharper focus

Hard cases are notorious for making bad law. But sometimes the easy and obvious cases can make bad law, too. Something like this seems to be going on with insulin pricing.

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2015: An aggressive time for antitrust watchdogs

On the same day this month, two events made headlines in the world of antitrust: The Federal Trade Commission filed a lawsuit challenging Staple’s proposed acquisition of Office Depot, and General...

Hill to tackle range of personnel and policy questions next year

President Barack Obama’s decision to renominate Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez sets the stage for what should be an easy confirmation process. But the fate of other issues...

FTC’s enforcer role hangs in the balance of Safe Harbor talks

Even as European and US negotiators continue to work to craft a new agreement by next month’s deadline to govern the transfer of data from Europe to the United States, it is likely that whatever...

Ramirez: Agency is taking a cautious approach on sharing economy

Regulators are often eager to flex their muscles and add to the Federal Register.

Wyndham settlement: Big win for FTC, big loss for Wyndham

Sometimes when a hard-fought lawsuit ends in a settlement, it is difficult to believe that both sides really are as pleased as they profess to be. Such was the case recently when Wyndham Worldwide...

Merger spike causes FTC, DOJ to redouble efforts

As the economy improves and merger activity intensifies, the Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission are redoubling their efforts to keep pace.