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Hoffman lauds FTC staff for high morale in challenging times

For more than an hour in his spacious office on a Friday afternoon, Bruce Hoffman comfortably responded to a barrage of questions about the workings of the Bureau of Competition at the Federal Trade Commission.

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Slaughter draws battle lines over vertical mergers

Federal Trade Commission member Rebecca Slaughter took aim at arguments often cited to support vertical mergers, drawing a sharp line between her views and those of her Republican colleagues.

Two Senate Republicans emerging as Big Tech critics

Most of the political criticism of Big Tech and monopolies has come from Democrats, but a handful of Republicans want a piece of the action as well.

YouTube privacy investigation gains momentum

The Federal Trade Commission's investigation of YouTube for jeopardizing children’s privacy offers the agency a chance for redemption.  

Some 2020 candidates say naming Big Tech companies to break up is wrong

After the 2016 US presidential election, it seems silly to debate how a candidate should act. But that hasn’t stopped two Democratic contenders from criticizing their peers for prematurely naming...

DOJ dispels notion of ‘print is dead’ with Quad-LSC suit

The Justice Department’s lawsuit to block Quad/Graphics’ purchase of LSC Communications shows, yet again, executives’ comments can provide ammunition against deals those same honchos would like to...

Neil Averitt commentary: Sports betting, your smartphone and the antitrust implications

At least a few places are refuges from our hyper-connected world — places like baseball parks, with the low-tech pleasures of hot dogs and the crack of the bat. But that’s about to change....

The buzz at PrivacyCon: GDPR, apps and tradeoffs

Business, IP groups back 1-800 Contacts in appeal of FTC decision

Cannabis industry deals routinely spark competition probes at DOJ

FTC powers up settlement orders in under-the-radar data breach cases