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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Simons hits early snag in keeping FTC’s bipartisan tradition

It’s telling that in one of his first comments since being sworn in as Federal Trade Commission chairman, Joseph Simons expressed disappointment that the two newly installed Democratic members —...

Senate Commerce panel to get new leadership

The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee will have a new chairman in 2019.

On enforcement, some of Simons’ senior staff picks lean toward throttling down

Since late last summer when it became apparent that President Donald Trump would nominate Joseph Simons to lead the Federal Trade Commission, the story line has been that he’d pursue an aggressive...

Standalone FTC tech bureau seen as good idea, but experts spot pitfalls

Understanding emerging technologies has become so critical to the Federal Trade Commission’s mission, former Commissioner Terrell McSweeny said she’d like the agency to create a freestanding Bureau...

Senate begins tackling Smarter Act

The Senate could follow the House and pass a bill that would more closely align the Federal Trade Commission's procedures for reviewing mergers with those of the Department of Justice, but with a...

AT&T-Time Warner merger trial: Musings from the press row

Paul Manafort was seated downstairs in the courthouse cafeteria one day in April, while reporters covering the AT&T-Time Warner trial gathered on the sixth floor, swapping stories of spotting...

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Bumble Bee CEO Christopher Lischewski indicted for alleged price-fixing

US prosecutors indicted Bumble Bee Seafoods’ CEO for alleged price-fixing Wednesday, the highest profile charges to date in the Department of Justice’s investigation into a conspiracy to fix prices on canned tuna.