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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Warren v. Baer: Two tales of antitrust enforcement

Just two days after a fiery campaign appearance with Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton that fueled speculation that she could be picked to be the vice presidential nominee, Senator...

The story behind Volkswagen’s $10 billion FTC settlement

Beyond the headlines, there are other takeaways from the eye-popping settlement that Volkswagen struck with the Federal Trade Commission — the largest false advertising case in the agency’s history...

Senate panel chairman casts doubt on prospects for FTC measure moving through House

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Trump's encounters with antitrust law

Republican presidential candidate Donald J. Trump often boasts about his vast wealth and how it indicates his savviness and success. But decades ago an encounter with the Federal Trade Commission...

Hershey-Pinnacle judge gives new life to hospitals’ ‘the Affordable Care Act made me do it’ claim

Hospitals have been saying for years that the Affordable Care Act, with its lower payment rates, penalties and focus on patient outcomes, has been forcing them to merge with other area hospitals to...

Stage set in Tennessee, Virginia for next state action battle with FTC

Down at the border of Virginia and Tennessee, conditions are prime for another hospital merger to escape the bounds of Federal Trade Commission antitrust enforcement.