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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Push for tough penalties by Chopra, Slaughter pays off in LendEDU case

Veteran practitioners were surprised by news of the Federal Trade Commission securing monetary relief against personal finance website LendEDU, which engaged in a pay-to-play scheme.

Frustrated with FTC, Hawley proposes agency overhaul

Though Republicans have controlled the Federal Trade Commission for three years, several key members of the GOP in Congress are taking aim at the agency.

Smith doesn't see grave threat from court setbacks

As he outlined an ambitious and busy agenda, Andrew Smith, the director of the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, isn't about to get sidetracked by chatter that the agency is...

Misconduct by Live Nation-Ticketmaster gets slap on wrist, critics tell DOJ

Diana Moss, president of the American Antitrust Institute, has blasted the Justice Department’s changes to a 2010 consent decree allowing Live Nation and Ticketmaster to merge.

High court to weigh limits on presidential power to remove agency officials

The president’s power to remove officials of independent agencies such as the Federal Trade Commission could be expanded, depending on the outcome of an upcoming Supreme Court case.

Feds ramp up action against robocallers

Two telecom companies accused of spreading fraudulent robocalls throughout the US have been named in wire fraud civil suits by the Justice Department.