From journalism to baseball, lawmakers take up antitrust exemptions

Media companies and their congressional allies have escalated efforts to obtain an exemption to antitrust laws to counter the alleged unfair practices by Big Tech companies. The legislative fight is shining light on the broader issue of antitrust...

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FleetCor case maps out new routes for consumer protection

We have seen what lies ahead for consumer protection, and it looks a great deal like the FleetCor case.

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Wright on Trump: Populist talk will have little impact on antitrust enforcement

Joshua Wright, who was an adviser to the Trump administration transition team, told a recent panel the president’s talk about populism won’t have much impact on antitrust enforcement.

DOJ drops Amex case after protracted battle, 11 states pick up baton

After the Justice Department poured huge resources into opposing American Express for restricting merchants from steering consumers to less expensive credit cards, its decision against seeking...

Louisiana real estate appraisers board, FTC to spar over alleged fixed fees

Since Maureen Ohlhausen was named acting chairman of the Federal Trade Commission in January and Tad Lipsky became acting director of the Bureau of Competition, their message has been that the...

FTC's future take on consumer protection looks to the past

If New York Yankees legend Yogi Berra were describing the current consumer protection policies of the Federal Trade Commission, he might well state that it is “dйjа vu all over again.”

New privacy powers for FTC won’t necessarily come with new resources

When it comes to regulating privacy, the Federal Trade Commission may have to do more with less.

Trump, big media mergers, courts: Are all bets off?

President Donald Trump railed against media consolidation during his historic run to the White House last fall. But in the six months since the Republicans captured the presidency, the...