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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 — Rohit Chopra and Rebecca Slaughter — opposed one of his appointments, Andrew Smith, to be director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection.

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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...

Neil Averitt commentary: Corporate culture, goodwill, and really cool cars

You have to hand it to the Germans. Most of the time they have good judgment about whom to salute. Their list includes long-established beer breweries and the makers of high-performance automobiles.

DOJ demurs on Illinois Brick repeal, this time anyway

Endo-Impax settlement procompetitive, eased access to generic Opana ER, judge rules

Bumble Bee CEO Christopher Lischewski indicted for alleged price-fixing