Judicial, political threats loom over FTC

The Federal Trade Commission might lose more rulemaking power and some employees might experience less job security as the agency faces emerging threats.

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The president can fire the FTC chair at will – how’s that for control?

Constitutional defenses based on the separation of powers have become something of an antitrust fad, but they aren’t necessarily a winner.

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Slaughter faces obstacles in implementing aggressive agenda on antitrust and equity

Acting Federal Trade Commission Chairman Rebecca Slaughter has signaled she will work toward reforming antitrust laws and putting a greater emphasis on policies and strategies that will reduce...

Blumenthal brings long record on consumer issues to role as subcommittee chair

Senator Richard Blumenthal, who is in line to chair the subcommittee that oversees the Federal Trade Commission’s consumer protection efforts, is likely to treat the agency with tough love.

Breaking down barriers: Recruiting and promoting Black antitrust lawyers

US regulators and private law firms have struggled to attract African American talent to their ranks, which has led to poor representation at the most senior levels of antitrust enforcement.

Big Tech, healthcare probes could set stage for FTC litigation, other actions

Complaints about abusive practices by Big Tech and healthcare companies have prompted the Federal Trade Commission’s recent announcements of studies — one focusing on consumer protection and one...

Privacy Corner: Hartzog dives deep into tech’s impact on social justice

Woodrow Hartzog thought he wanted to be a newsman like his grandfather Woodie, who started working for WLBT-TV in Jackson, Mississippi, in 1953, and became a local celebrity as the weatherman and...

Stop misleading players, FTC tells video game companies

Video games that fail to provide awards as promised have drawn the ire of the Federal Trade Commission.