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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Antitrust agencies spark debate for letting competitors team up in Covid-19 fight

The Detroit News recently reported the “Covid-19 pandemic has forged unprecedented cooperation between Metro Detroit health systems on potential treatments for the respiratory illness, but also...

In contested lawsuit, FTC spars with alleged telemarketing scammers

On its face, the battle in a Texas federal court between the Federal Trade Commission and several firms and individuals over an alleged telemarketing scheme looks straightforward, but it has taken...

Lawmakers mull action on contact lens rules as others weigh in

As the public awaits the Federal Trade Commission’s final action on proposed changes to the Contact Lens Rule, Congress may take measures as well.

From 9/11 to coronavirus, FTC responds to national crises

While the coronavirus pandemic is an unprecedented event, national crises are not. Whether it was the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the Cold War or Great Depression, the Federal Trade...

Williams-Sonoma to shell out $1 million in ‘Made in the USA’ settlement

For the past two years, consumers interested in buying products such as furniture, cookware or bedding that were made in the United States may have been drawn to Williams-Sonoma and its brands.

Consumers bilked by patent firm get refunds

Would-be inventors who paid World Patent Marketing for services they never received are getting refunds thanks to the Federal Trade Commission.