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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DOJ moving at 'full speed' while FTC stays in holding pattern

It didn’t take long for Makan Delrahim to make a first impression.

Influential Timothy Muris has ties to key Trump antitrust players

Not long after Donald Trump was elected president, speculation in antitrust circles ramped up about whether hard-charging firebrands, eager to make waves and take on the establishment, would be put...

Yea or nay: Road to FTC top post isn’t always smooth

Confirmation votes for Federal Trade Commission nominees are rarely controversial, but the road to an agency seat has had some dramatic incidents.

No Rx for big drugmakers accused of fixing prices

The pharmaceutical industry is in hot water.

DirecTV to judge: FTC hasn’t proven deceptive ad suit

DirecTV is pressing a federal judge to find that the Federal Trade Commission hasn’t offered enough evidence at trial to prove that the satellite TV provider owes $4 billion in restitution over...

North Dakota health providers’ merger defense turns on insurer bargaining power

Two healthcare providers seeking to overcome a federal and state challenge to their proposed merger in the Bismarck, North Dakota, area have built their case on a simple idea: The deal will not tip...