Dispute over competition regulation seen as debate over democracy

The link between market competition and democracy is creating an intellectual tug-of-war between progressives and their conservative counterparts.

Neill Averitt

The great fashion-model conspiracy

The antitrust profession thinks of labor cases as a recent policy innovation. But on the important topic of wage collusion, they date back several decades, at least to the Federal Trade Commission’s memorable case against the great fashion-model conspiracy of 1993.

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Battle on: Critics say Privacy Shield will be challenged and tossed out

Even as software industry advocates, corporate lawyers and US officials quickly embraced the new deal governing the transfer of data across the Atlantic — called Privacy Shield — consumer activists...

Antitrust agencies don’t hesitate to take proposed tie-ups to court

The Justice Department’s bold decision to challenge both Aetna’s proposed merger with Humana and Anthem’s proposed deal for Cigna is the latest evidence that the antitrust watchdogs’ bark is backed...

LabMD lacked ‘even basic precautions,’ FTC says in order overturning dismissal of data security case

Medical testing company LabMD’s computer data security practices lacked “even basic precautions” to protect sensitive consumer information maintained on its systems, the Federal Trade Commission...

FTC, DirecTV accuse each other of withholding evidence in deceptive marketing case

The Federal Trade Commission wants information about DirecTV’s advertising campaigns dating as far back as 2007, and the agency has been fighting in federal court to get it.

House Republicans make second request for probe of Clinton Foundation

The Federal Trade Commission is finding itself at the other end of a second request.