Q&A: Getting candid with Noah Phillips

Federal Trade Commission member Noah Phillips spoke with FTCWatch reporters June 7 on a balcony outside his office overlooking 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW. Inside his office, a picture hangs on the wall of conservatives’ bête noire, Louis...

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What changes are coming with the merger guidelines?

The antitrust agencies are busy considering possible revisions to the horizontal merger guidelines. Recent speeches and writings by some key players give us hints of what the final product might look like.

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Consumer advocates look to Chopra to champion their cause

These are difficult days for consumer advocates, who are quick to argue the agency they championed — the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau — has in the Trump administration become far less...

FTC’s Smith stands up for staff, defuses congressional critics

Andrew Smith had deftly completed his first congressional testimony as director of the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, deflecting criticism of the agency’s enforcement...

Kavanaugh sees limited role for independent agencies

If confirmed to a seat on the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh would likely use his position to try to limit the powers of agencies like the Federal Trade Commission.

FCC opposition to Sinclair-Tribune deal shows any merger can go off the rails

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai took many observers by surprise late last month when he announced he had “serious concerns” with the proposed Sinclair Broadcast Group-Tribune...

Grassley’s return to Finance panel would put Graham atop Senate Judiciary Committee

The chairmanship of the Senate Judiciary Committee could shift from a non-lawyer with some interest in antitrust issues to a former military judge who has been outspoken about the lack of...

'The future of our species is at stake,' Foer says in pushing for action against Big Tech

The Justice Department’s Great Hall spans two levels, an auditorium-sized space with art deco features and a terracotta-tiled floor with aluminum statues of Lady Justice and the Spirit of Law...