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Berkshire Hathaway Inc. to Pay $896,000 to Resolve FTC Allegations That it Violated Premerger Filing Requirements

Investment holding company Berkshire Hathaway Inc. has agreed to pay $896,000 in civil penalties to resolve Federal Trade Commission allegations that it violated premerger reporting laws in connection with the 2013 acquisition of voting securities in USG Corporation.

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FTC Approves Final Order Barring Anticompetitive Conduct among Barcode Resellers

Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved final orders settling charges that two Internet resellers of UPC barcodes, which are used by retailers to scan prices and maintain inventories, invited competitors to join in a collusive scheme to raise the prices they...
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FTC Puts Conditions on Proposed Acquisition of Insight Pharmaceuticals by Marketer of Dramamine

Pharmaceutical company Prestige Brands Holdings, Inc., the maker of Dramamine, has agreed to divest assets and marketing rights for the over-the-counter motion sickness drug Bonine to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that Prestige’s proposed acquisition of Insight Pharmaceuticals Corporation...
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FTC Requests Public Comments on SCI’s Application to Approve Sale of Funeral Home in California

The Federal Trade Commission is currently accepting public comments on an application by Service Corporation International (SCI) to sell a funeral home located in Auburn, California, as required under the FTC’s May 2014 order settling charges that SCI’s acquisition of Stewart Enterprises, Inc...
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FTC Announces Winners of “Zapping Rachel” Robocall Contest

The Federal Trade Commission today announced the winners of its “Zapping Rachel” robocall contest held at the DEF CON 22 hacking conference in Las Vegas Aug. 7-10. Zapping Rachel marks the latest step in the FTC’s ongoing campaign to combat illegal, pre-recorded telemarketing calls known as...

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Sep 15
District Of Columbia

Big Data: A Tool for Inclusion or Exclusion?

The Federal Trade Commission will host a public workshop entitled “Big Data: A Tool for Inclusion or Exclusion?” in Washington on September 15, 2014, to further explore the use of “big data” and its impact on American consumers, including low income and underserved consumers...
Oct 16
District Of Columbia

Seventh Annual Federal Trade Commission Microeconomics Conference

We are now accepting submissions for the Seventh Annual Federal Trade Commission Microeconomics Conference. Please see the Call for Papers for details. The deadline for paper submission has been extended June 13, 2014.
Oct 23

Debt Collection & the Latino Community Roundtable

The Federal Trade Commission and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will co-host a roundtable in Long Beach, California, on October 23, 2014, to examine how debt collection issues affect Latino consumers, especially those who have limited English proficiency. The event, titled...

Past Events

Jul 31

Zapping Rachel Twitter Chat

FTC Hosts Twitter Chat, Thursday, July 31, 2014, 9:00 PM EDT FTC staff will host a Twitter Chat to discuss the Zapping Rachel robocall challenge at DEF CON 22. They will answer questions about the contest, and share information about the FTC’s work to combat these illegal calls. For...
Jun 23
District Of Columbia

Conditional Pricing Practices: Economic Analysis and Legal Policy Implications

The Federal Trade Commission and the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice held a one-day public workshop on June 23, 2014 to explore the economics and legal policy implications of certain pricing practices, such as loyalty and bundled pricing. The workshop, consisted of...
Jun 11

Midwest Region 2012 Common Ground Conference

Join the Federal Trade Commission, the offices of the Attorneys General of Illinois, Kentucky and Iowa, the U.S. Department of Justice, legal services attorneys and other consumer advocates, and state and federal consumer protection officials at this free event to discuss issues...