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On October 12, 2009, Google announced that Arthur D. Levinson, the former Chief Executive Officer of Genentech and a member of the corporate boards of both Google and Apple, is stepping down from Google’s board. Earlier in the year, Apple announced that Eric E. Schmidt, CEO of Google, who had also...
Today the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) independently issued a report on Section 2 of the Sherman Act, the statute that protects Americans from predatory or monopolistic harm. The Federal Trade Commission does not join or endorse this report. Commissioners Pamela Jones Harbour, Jon Leibowitz,...
As previously announced, I will resign as Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission, effective March 30.
“Congress has taken important steps reaffirming the continued success of the extremely popular Do Not Call program by passing legislation that permanently reauthorizes the Do Not Call Registry and eliminates the need for consumers to re-register their telephone numbers. The Commission is committed...
I congratulate the Antitrust Modernization Commission (AMC) on the release of its report today. The report represents a three-year effort to review the U.S. antitrust laws, and the policies and practices of the Federal Trade Commission and the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division, and...
“I am highly encouraged by the Council of Better Business Bureaus’ initiative on children’s food and beverage advertising, and I commend the Council for taking these important steps. The Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Health & Human Services’ workshop and report on food...
I am pleased to report that, as of this week, the National Do Not Call Registry has topped 100 million phone numbers. This is a significant milestone for the Registry, which opened for business just over two years ago.
During his tenure at the Federal Trade Commission, Orson Swindle has been a staunch advocate for consumer welfare in the United States and abroad. Committed to providing a voice to those consumers least able to protect themselves from fraud, he has consistently championed more stringent bans on...
I have submitted my resignation as Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission, effective June 30, 2005, or immediately upon the arrival of my replacement, if that is earlier.
During his six-and-a-half year term at the Federal Trade Commission, Mozelle Thompson has worked to benefit consumers across the United States and around the world. From the beginning of his tenure, he recognized the importance of protecting consumers on a global level. His work with international...
I am deeply honored to be Chairman of the FTC. It will be a privilege to serve with my fellow Commissioners and the Commission staff as we work tirelessly to protect and enhance consumer welfare. U.S. consumers today owe a debt of gratitude to former Chairman Timothy J. Muris. His dedication to...
On Friday, August 6, 2004, I submitted my resignation as Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission, effective August 31st.
I have resigned as Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission, effective August 15. By announcing his intention to appoint Deborah P. Majoras as an FTC Commissioner and the next Chairman, the President ensures the FTC’s ability to continue its strong record of competition and consumer protection...
I am not aware of any instance in which the Federal Trade Commission has investigated the slogan of a news organization. There is no way to evaluate this petition without evaluating the content of the news at issue. That is a task the First Amendment leaves to the American people, not a government...
As in the earlier Harris Interactive® survey, the recent survey by Customer Care Alliance demonstrates the overwhelming success of the National Do Not Call Registry. Among those surveyed, 92 percent are aware of the list, and 87 percent of those who signed up have received fewer calls. On average...
In 30 years as an antitrust enforcer, academic, and consultant on antitrust issues, I have rarely seen a report so fundamentally flawed as the GAO study of several oil mergers that the Federal Trade Commission investigated under my predecessor, Robert Pitofsky. As the Commission unanimously said...
I plan to leave the Federal Trade Commission this summer. Serving as Chairman of the Commission has been the greatest honor of my professional career. I deeply appreciate the trust that President Bush placed in me by providing this opportunity to serve. As I have said repeatedly, the mission of...
The Federal Trade Commission community joins with countless other friends of Janet D. Steiger in expressing our sadness in learning of her death this past weekend. Janet was an extraordinary public servant, and she provided inspired leadership to the FTC at a critical time in its history. During...
The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a strong opinion upholding the constitutionality of the FTC's Do Not Call Registry. To date, consumers have registered 57.8 million phone numbers on the Registry. The court's decision recognizes the right of consumers to choose to be free of disruptive...
Yesterday, the United States District Court for the District of Colorado held that a Do Not Call registry allowing consumers to avoid receiving commercial telemarketing calls is unconstitutional because non-commercial calls (specifically those from charities) are exempt. The court ruled that "the...

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