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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Chopra’s rulemaking proposal seen as long shot

As comments flooded the Federal Trade Commission in advance of its much-anticipated sweeping hearings into competition and consumer protection in the 21st century, one idea that has attracted...

House panel would see big change under Dems

If the Democrats win control of the House of Representatives, the panel overseeing the Federal Trade Commission’s consumer protection efforts will be led by a veteran lawmaker who would try to push...

Wilson takes seat at FTC—finally

The wait is over for Christine Wilson. Five months after the Senate confirmed her as a member of the Federal Trade Commission, Wilson joined the agency on Sept. 26.

Congress gives FTC more power to fight opioid epidemic

A measure aimed at fighting the opioid epidemic is working its way through Congress and would give the Federal Trade Commission and state attorneys general more power to bust fraudulent substance...

DOJ antitrust chief contradicts parts of FTC’s Qualcomm case

In almost three months to the day, the Federal Trade Commission will go to trial in a Silicon Valley courtroom against mobile chipmaker Qualcomm, challenging its patent licensing practices as...

Look out for disaster aid scams, FTC warns

When the winds and rains of a monstrous hurricane such as Florence die down, a new hazard for property owners emerges in the form of disaster aid scams, the Federal Trade Commission warns.