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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Equifax hack could break logjam on combating data breaches

After big data breaches the congressional reaction is almost always the same: hold a hearing, chastise a current or former chief executive, and fail to pass a bill to deal with the broader problem.

Look for more DOJ ‘fixes’ to deals under Delrahim

The day before Makan Delrahim was confirmed to head the Justice Department’s antitrust division, the government made news by challenging Parker-Hannifin’s acquisition of Clarcor, a $4.3 billion deal.

Dismissal of Prevagen case deals tough blow to FTC

When the Federal Trade Commission and New York’s attorney general joined forces to sue Quincy Bioscience for deceptive advertising in promoting Prevagen, a dietary supplement, the enforcers came...

FDA, FTC redoubling efforts on generic drugs

One of President Donald Trump’s campaign promises was to bring down drug prices, often blasting pharmaceutical companies for “getting away with murder.”

Enforcing Privacy Shield a priority for FTC, official says

US companies are still waiting to find out if the European Commission will continue the trans-Atlantic data transmission agreement called the EU-US Privacy Shield after regulators on both sides of...

US prosecutors hit snags in fighting global financial crimes

In an era of global finance and global financial crime, US antitrust prosecutors have turned their sights on targets worldwide, bringing recent cases against bankers in London, Paris and...