From journalism to baseball, lawmakers take up antitrust exemptions

Media companies and their congressional allies have escalated efforts to obtain an exemption to antitrust laws to counter the alleged unfair practices by Big Tech companies. The legislative fight is shining light on the broader issue of antitrust...

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FleetCor case maps out new routes for consumer protection

We have seen what lies ahead for consumer protection, and it looks a great deal like the FleetCor case.

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Bristol-Myers’ buyout of Celgene approved by deeply divided FTC

Federal Trade Commission member Noah Phillips’ exasperation is palpable.

Senate Democrats raise hopes on privacy legislation, but hurdles remain

Senate Democrats have energized congressional deliberations over privacy legislation by issuing a set of principles, but officials on Capitol Hill and industry groups warn there are still hurdles...

Economists: Bright stars of antitrust analysis or well-paid advocates who spin a good yarn?

Antitrust economists have undergone a dramatic transformation in recent years, abandoning their long-held reputations as nerdy math geeks to become well-paid, sharp-dressed expert witnesses in...

Wilson argues 20-year FTC orders are too long, while Slaughter and others disagree

When the Federal Trade Commission recently settled charges that a tech company had failed to safeguard consumer data, the agency executed its customary 20-year order, but one commissioner disagreed...

Social media influencers listen up: FTC has more dos and don’ts

For social media influencers preparing to plug a brand this holiday season and beyond, the Federal Trade Commission is providing some much-needed clarity.

California companies accused of conning student loan borrowers

Eight California companies professing to lower student debt and six individuals associated with the firms are facing Federal Trade Commission claims of defrauding consumers who paid them monthly...