Bedoya, focused and passionate, talks about putting consumers first

Federal Trade Commission member Alvaro Bedoya just reached his six-month work anniversary. The former Senate staffer and Georgetown University professor arrived at a time of incredible activity at the FTC. It issued an advanced notice of proposed...

Neill Averitt

Some hits and a miss in Section 5 policy statement

The diplomat Talleyrand, who represented post-Napoleonic France at the make-or-break Congress of Vienna, cautioned his staff to move only in measured steps: “Above all,” he said, “no zeal.” This would have been equally good advice for the Federal Trade Commission’s policy statement on Section 5...

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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...