Bureau of Competition
The doctor (or nurse practitioner) will see you now: Competition and the regulation of advanced practice nurses
Type: Blog PostThe FTC employs many experts in competition, consumer protection, and economics. We embrace our special role in helping other policymakers understand how the competitive process benefits consumers, and encouraging them to adopt rules that promote competition.
Type: Press ReleaseAs part of the Federal Trade Commission’s systematic review of all current FTC rules and guides, the agency is announcing a modified 10-year regulatory review schedule.
FTC Approves Tesoro Corporation’s Application to Divest Boise, Idaho, Terminal Business and Related Assets to Sinclair Transportation Co.
Type: Press ReleaseFollowing a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved an application by Tesoro Corporation and Tesoro Logistics Operations LLC (Tesoro) to sell its petroleum-related terminaling business and related assets in Boise, Idaho, to Sinclair Transportation Co.
FTC Approves Final Order Settling Charges that Fidelity National Financial’s Acquisition of Lender Processing Services Was Anticompetitive
Type: Press ReleaseFollowing a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final consent order settling charges that Fidelity National Financial’s acquisition of Lender Processing Services was anticompetitive.
FTC Approves Final Order Settling Charges that Nielsen Holdings N.V.’s Acquisition of Arbitron, Inc. Was Anticompetitive
Type: Press ReleaseFollowing a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final consent order settling charges that Nielsen Holdings N.V.’s acquisition of Arbitron, Inc. was anticompetitive.
Type: Blog PostLast year the FTC negotiated a consent order with Google Inc. and its subsidiary Motorola Mobility (MMI) resolving charges that the companies engaged in unfair competition by violating the FRAND commitments for some of MMI’s standard-essential patents (SEPs). A key feature in the Commission’s...
FTC Requires Bi-Lo to Sell 12 Supermarkets in Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina as a Condition of Acquiring Stores from Delhaize America
Type: Press ReleaseGrocery store operator Bi-Lo Holdings, LLC, the parent of BI-LO and Winn Dixie grocery store chains, has agreed to sell 12 supermarkets in Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that its proposed $265 million acquisition of 154 stores from Delhaize America...
Type: Press ReleaseThe Federal Trade Commission will host a two-day workshop on March 20-21, 2014, at its Conference Center at 601 New Jersey Ave., N.W., in Washington, DC, to examine competition issues related to certain current developments in the U.S. health care industry. Health care spending accounts for a...
Type: Blog PostWhen was your last health exam? Just as we (are supposed to) get regular check-ups from our health care providers, the FTC thinks it is smart to do a periodic check-up on the health care industry itself. Health care is a critical sector of the U.S. economy, affecting the lives of all American...
U.S., Canada and Mexico Antitrust Officials Participate in Trilateral Meeting in Washington, D.C. to Discuss Antitrust Enforcement
Type: Press ReleaseThe heads of the antitrust agencies of the United States, Canada and Mexico – Chairwoman Edith Ramirez of the Federal Trade Commission, Assistant Attorney General Bill Baer of the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division, Canadian Commissioner of Competition John Pecman, and President Alejandra...