Holyoak, Ferguson could change FTC dynamics but face steep learning curve

If Republican nominees Melissa Holyoak of Utah and Andrew Ferguson of Virginia are confirmed, as expected, to join the Federal Trade Commission this month, they could change the dynamics of an agency that’s been under single-party control for half...

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Insulin cases need a sharper focus

Hard cases are notorious for making bad law. But sometimes the easy and obvious cases can make bad law, too. Something like this seems to be going on with insulin pricing.

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Battle intensifies over best way to boost journalism

No one disputes that the business model for journalism faces serious challenges, but the debate over a proper fix has become increasingly contentious.

Graham, Walden exiting committee leadership posts overseeing FTC

Two Republicans with considerable say about congressional oversight of the Federal Trade Commission are leaving their posts when the current Congress ends next year.

A bad merger proposal? It's in the eye of the beholder

Four years ago, the Justice Department’s top antitrust official said some proposed mergers were so ill-advised, so obviously non-starters, that they should never have emerged from the corporate...

Sunday Riley case exposes FTC split over policing bogus reviews

It all depends on what the meaning of protection is. Federal Trade Commission members often praise the virtues of the agency’s efforts to protect consumers against deceptive practices. But they...

Convicted of rigging Libor, ex-Deutsche Bank trader rails against DOJ in new book

Former Deutsche Bank trader Matthew Connolly, on trial last fall for charges of manipulating a major interest benchmark, describes in his new book some important considerations while bracing for...