Q&A: Getting candid with Noah Phillips

Federal Trade Commission member Noah Phillips spoke with FTCWatch reporters June 7 on a balcony outside his office overlooking 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW. Inside his office, a picture hangs on the wall of conservatives’ bête noire, Louis...

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What changes are coming with the merger guidelines?

The antitrust agencies are busy considering possible revisions to the horizontal merger guidelines. Recent speeches and writings by some key players give us hints of what the final product might look like.

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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...