Antitrust not a topic on campaign trail yet

Amid a crush of multi-billion-dollar corporate acquisitions, it would seem the prospective president should be saying a lot about the nation’s merger policies, but you wouldn’t know it from the campaign trail.

Those who aspire to the White House are by nature usually quite competitive, but aren’t keen about discussing competition policy. If you ask the presidential candidates about their economic plans or views on the Middle East they have dozens …

Indiana Attorney General Zoeller will run for House seat

Two-term Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller has launched a bid for a seat in the House of Representatives with a pledge to “rein-in federal overreach” and to bring common sense …

For Idaho AG, hospital merger lawsuit hit close to home

When Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden decided in 2013 to join forces with the Federal Trade Commission in suing to block a local hospital from buying a key physician practice …

Bitter LabMD battle moves to closing arguments

The contentious battle between LabMD and the Federal Trade Commission over the adequacy of the medical testing firm’s data security practices—the first such case to go to administrative trial—is set …

FTC’s Brill, FCC’s LeBlanc emphasize ties to state enforcement

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Reports that FTC is investigating Apple’s music streaming business hearten Senator Franken

Not long after Minnesota Senator Al Franken fired off a letter to the Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission asking them to examine whether Apple is “engaging in anticompetitive …

Neil Averitt commentary: Viewing consumer abuses as crimes

A problem with the Federal Trade Commission’s consumer protection authority is its difficulty in addressing hard-core offenses. Most standard advertising issues can be handled perfectly well through injunctions, of course, …