FTC faces more hurdles in Georgia hospital case

The FTC’s lawsuit challenging Phoebe Putney Health System Inc.’s acquisition of its archrival Palmyra Park Hospital in Albany, Georgia, has had more twists and turns than the most intricately woven John le Carre novel.

And those unexpected plot detours continue to occur in a case that on the one hand looks like a huge victory for the commission, but, on the other hand, appears to be a study in frustration for …

San Jose cries foul on baseball’s antitrust exemption

This time of year brings high excitement for baseball fans. The World Series featured two likable long-shot teams—the San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals—facing off in a terrific culmination …

Self-driving cars raise privacy concerns

If Google and others have their way, soon you won’t need anyone driving you to get from point a to point b. While that sounds convenient, some of the privacy …

Obama takes initiative on card cybersecurity

President Barack Obama recently got an enthusiastic reception when he trekked from the White House to the nearby headquarters of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to unveil an executive order …

Railroad executive foresees future consolidation

The recent railroad consolidation talks crumbled, but at least one railroad executive thinks it is likely that a merger looms ahead despite antitrust concerns from customers.

Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. CEO …

Neil Averitt commentary: Behind the curtain in the FTC secretary’s office

When outside lawyers have dealings with the Federal Trade Commission, their points of contact usually include the Office of the Secretary. A good understanding of that office can obviously be …

FTC at 100: FTC moves to new building, faces wartime pressures

Things move slowly in Washington, but even by those standards the Federal Trade Commission’s journey to a permanent home was unusually lengthy. It took years for the agency to get …