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Democratic-led FTC finds strong allies in House

The Federal Trade Commission has gained allies on Capitol Hill as House Democrats appear willing to give the agency more money and power to go after companies that hurt consumers.

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Klobuchar’s bold measure is initial move in antitrust debate

Senator Amy Klobuchar fired the opening legislative salvo in what could be Congress’ first major overhaul of antitrust law in 45 years.

Feds, others report upswing in consumer complaints

The Federal Trade Commission and other government and private organizations received 4.7 million consumer protection-related complaints last year, compared with 3.2 million in 2019.

Romance scams on rise, fueled by pandemic loneliness, figures show

The Federal Trade Commission has long warned of cold-hearted scammers preying on lonely hearts in attempts to swindle money or obtain sensitive financial information. According to fresh data,...

Antitrust and privacy conferences going virtual again

For the second consecutive year, the American Bar Association and the International Association of Privacy Professionals have moved their big conferences online due to Covid-19 concerns.

Unemployment insurance ID theft soared in 2020 amid pandemic

Identity thieves were hard at work filing bogus unemployment benefits claims at the height of the pandemic, the Federal Trade Commission said. Complaints of fraud rose to 230,000 by the fourth...

Neil Averitt commentary: It’s OK to subject corporations to structural remedies

A new administration is in town and more aggressive antitrust remedies, including structural remedies against tech companies, are being proposed. But there is a problem.

FTC closes duration gap with DOJ on major merger reviews, Damitt report finds

Staples, Office Depot focus on regulatory risk in third attempt at a deal