Judicial, political threats loom over FTC

The Federal Trade Commission might lose more rulemaking power and some employees might experience less job security as the agency faces emerging threats.

Neill Averitt

The president can fire the FTC chair at will – how’s that for control?

Constitutional defenses based on the separation of powers have become something of an antitrust fad, but they aren’t necessarily a winner.

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Simons pledges to recuse from cases involving MasterCard, News Corp., other former clients

The nominee for chairman of the Federal Trade Commission said he will recuse himself from any matters involving MasterCard, News Corp., Cigna and other former clients for at least one year after...

Sports rights to factor into AT&T, Disney merger reviews

Last night about 110 million US consumers witnessed the Philadelphia Eagles upset the New England Patriots 41-33 in the Super Bowl.

Trump lifts cloud of uncertainty with FTC picks

After all but ignoring the Federal Trade Commission since he took office more than a year ago, President Donald Trump has lifted the cloud of uncertainty concerning the agency’s leadership.

Most key appointees at FTC, DOJ didn’t donate to Trump campaign

President Donald Trump’s picks for the top consumer and antitrust posts gave money to many potential Republican presidents, nearly all to candidates except for the former real estate mogul and...

Delrahim’s aggressive DOJ agenda doesn’t follow usual GOP playbook

If his first four months as the Justice Department’s antitrust chief are any indication, Makan Delrahim is far bolder and more willing to ruffle feathers and shake things up than any of his recent...

Kovacic reels off foreign critiques of US antitrust enforcement

With the Olympics approaching, former Federal Trade Commission Chairman Bill Kovacic compared international antitrust enforcers to participants in the biennial athletic competition.