Political gridlock could prevent FTC from getting disgorgement powers

Congressional backers of giving the Federal Trade Commission more powers to recover ill-gotten gains will need a host of skills. But the most important one may be ensuring they can count to 60.

Neill Averitt

Protecting businesses from telemarketing scams

The Federal Trade Commission has long protected individual consumers from scams, but now it’s devoting more attention to scams that target businesses. This reflects a fundamental broadening of the agency’s sense of its mission.

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Coalition’s last pitch to end Charter-Time Warner Cable deal doesn’t sway government watchdogs

Three days before the Federal Communications Commission approved Charter Communications’ $67 billion deal to acquire Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks, the Stop Mega Cable Coalition — a...

House Republicans pushing bills to revamp FTC procedures

In introducing bills to change certain Federal Trade Commission procedures in a year when lawmakers aren’t doing much, congressional Republicans are giving hints about what’s on the agenda for next...

As DOJ celebrates blocking Halliburton-Baker Hughes deal, critics grumble

Bill Baer, who recently left his post as head of the Justice Department’s antitrust division, made waves when he said some deals should never get out of the boardroom. He might well have been...

Divestitures a harder sell for parties seeking to merge

Parties seeking to come up with a divestiture remedy to sell a proposed merger to the Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission are running into plenty of skepticism these days.

Ramirez bashes efforts to 'sidestep' federal antitrust scrutiny in healthcare

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On a mission: FTC enlists minority media to combat fraud

The Federal Trade Commission has found that minority groups, especially recent immigrants, are often afraid to ask the government for help.