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FTC Chairwoman Releases 2013 Annual Highlights

Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez released the agency’s 2013 Annual Highlights today at the Spring Meeting of the American Bar Association’s Section of Antirust Law in Washington emphasizing the agency’s work to prot

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FTC Approves Final Order Settling Charges That Community Health Systems, Inc.’s Acquisition of Health Management Associates Inc. was Anticompetitive in Two Local Markets

Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final consent order settling charges that Community Health Systems, Inc.’s (CHS) $7.6 billion acquisition of rival health care system Health Management Associates Inc. (HMA) was likely to lessen competition for general...
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FTC Approves Toys “R” Us Petition to Reopen and Modify 1998 Final Commission Order

Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a petition submitted by Toys “R” Us, Inc. (TRU) to reopen and modify a final Commission order issued in 1998 . That order followed a Commission determination, affirmed by the Seventh Circuit, Toys 'R' Us, Inc. v. FTC, 221...
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FTC Puts Conditions on Akorn Enterprises’ Proposed Purchase of Hi-Tech Pharmacal

Akorn Enterprises, Inc. and Hi-Tech Pharmacal, Inc. will sell the rights and assets to three generic prescription eye medications and two generic topical anesthetics to Watson Laboratories, Inc., to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that Akorn’s proposed $640 million acquisition of Hi-Tech...
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April is Financial Literacy Month

April is Financial Literacy Month, and the Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s consumer protection agency, has information to help you make the most of your money no matter who you are – student, young adult, parent, service member on active duty, veteran or grandparent. “If you want to learn...

Coming Events

Apr 21

Working Together to Advance Protections for Immigrant Consumers

The Federal Trade Commission and East Bay Community Law Center invite you to attend a conference on Working Together to Advance Protections for Immigrant Consumers. The conference will bring together legal services lawyers, law enforcement attorneys, and consumer advocates from...
May 1

Sharing a Common Ground: A Common Ground Conference in St. Louis

TIME: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CT (Registration at 8:30 a.m.) WHERE: Washington University School of Law, Anheuser-Busch Hall, Bryan Cave Moot Courtroom, Room 310, St. Louis, Missouri
May 7
District Of Columbia

Spring Privacy Series: Consumer Generated and Controlled Health Data

Increasingly, consumers are taking a more active role in managing and generating their own health data. For example, consumers are researching their health conditions and diagnosing themselves online. Consumers are also uploading their information into personal health records and...

Past Events

Mar 28
District Of Columbia

Care Labeling Rule - An FTC Roundtable

The roundtable, which is free and open to the public, will examine the Commission’s proposed amendments to the Rule set forth in its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) published on September 20, 2012.
Mar 20
District Of Columbia

Examining Health Care Competition

The Federal Trade Commission held a public workshop, “Examining Health Care Competition,” on March 20-21, 2014, to study certain activities and trends that may affect competition in the evolving health care industry. The workshop explored current developments related to:
Mar 19
District Of Columbia

Spring Privacy Series: Alternative Scoring Products

On March 19, 2014, the Federal Trade Commission staff hosted a seminar on Alternative Scoring Products. The speakers described a variety of predictive analytics products offered by many data brokers to predict trends and consumer behavior in a variety of contexts, ranging from...