On Capitol Hill, antitrust bills advance as Khan stumbles

Antitrust enforcers have received mixed receptions on Capitol Hill in recent weeks.

Neill Averitt

Federal-state relations could use more structure, won’t get much

There are getting to be an awful lot of cooks clustered around the antitrust soup kettle. The question is what to do about it.

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Smith – open and optimistic – details agenda for Bureau of Consumer Protection

Andrew Smith, whose appointment last year to head the Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Consumer Protection sparked controversy, has settled into the post and is upbeat about prospects for...

Congress would hand FTC more privacy tools, but with caveats

If Congress passes a privacy bill, it would likely give the Federal Trade Commission more money to spend on personnel and enforcement.

Decrying ‘regulatory excesses,’ Wilson makes strong first impression

It hasn’t taken long for Christine Wilson, the newest member of the Federal Trade Commission, to make a strong first impression.

Supreme Court could weigh in on robocalls dispute

When the Federal Trade Commission’s staff issued an advisory opinion that telephone calls using specialized soundboard technology are robocalls, it provoked a legal battle over whether the opinion...

New FTC task force to target consummated mergers

The Federal Trade Commission could break up already-approved mergers through a new task force, the agency announced Feb. 26.

California looks to take lead in combating pay-for-delay settlements

Federal lawmakers have tried unsuccessfully for years to pass legislation to curb pay-for-delay agreements where branded drugmakers pay rivals to keep generic drugs from coming to market. Now, a...