May 31, 2002
May 30, 2002
May 29, 2002
May 24, 2002
- For Your Information: May 24, 2002
Announced Actions for May 24, 2002
Approved the publication of a Federal Register notice related to the FTC's proposal to amend the Telemarketing Sales Rule; released Commission Annual Report on Cigarette Sales and Advertising for 2000
- Release Date: May 24, 2002
Court Shuts Down Cyberscam Permanently
Order Bars Operator From Hijacking, Mousetrapping Surfers
May 23, 2002
May 22, 2002
May 21, 2002
- For Your Information: May 21, 2002
Announced Actions for May 21, 2002
The Commission has approved the publication of a Federal Register notice regarding a request for a new textile fiber subclass name and definition; in an order issued May 20, 2002, U.S. District Judge Reggie B. Walton denied the defendants' motion to vacate the preliminary injunction blocking Libbey, Inc.'s proposed $332 million acquisition of Anchor Hocking
- Release Date: May 21, 2002
FTC Announces First Workshop on Merger Remedies Scheduled for June 18, 2002
Joseph J. Simons, director of the Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Competition, today announced the first scheduled Workshop on Merger Remedies.
- Release Date: May 21, 2002
The Urge to Merge - FTC Provides Details on Upcoming Washington, D.C. Workshops on Best Practices
Similar Workshops to be Held in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Chicago
May 17, 2002
- Release Date: May 17, 2002
FTC Issues Financial Information Safeguards Rule
The Federal Trade Commission has issued a final rule governing the safeguarding of customer records and information for the financial institutions subject to its jurisdiction.
- For Your Information: May 17, 2002
Announced Actions for May 17, 2002
The Commission has received an application from America Online/Time Warner, Inc. (AOLTW) requesting approval of a non-affiliated Internet Service Provider (ISP) and alternative cable broadband service agreement; The Commission has approved a final consent order in the matter concerning Obstetrics and Gynecology Medical Corporation of Napa Valley, et al., after a public comment period in which no comments were received.
May 16, 2002
May 14, 2002
- Release Date: May 14, 2002
FTC Heads Education Campaign to Help Shoppers Assure Alaskan Native Art Is Authentic
If you are considering purchasing Alaskan Native art, invest a little time learning about the processes and materials that Alaskan Native artisans use to create unique and beautiful objects.
- For Your Information: May 14, 2002
Announced Actions for May 14, 2002
The Commission has approved an amendment to the divestiture agreement approved on April 23, 2002, regarding the merger of Valero Energy Corporation (Valero) and Ultramar Diamond Shamrock Corporation (Ultramar); The Commission has approved an application from Chevron Corporation (Chevron) and Texaco Inc. (Texaco) to divest Texaco's interests in the Enterprise Fractionating Plant to Enterprise Products Operation, L.P., the present majority owner of the plant and its current operator; The Commission has approved the filing of an amended complaint in its case against Stock Value 1, Inc. (SV1) and Deborah Jenkins.
May 13, 2002
May 10, 2002
- For Your Information: May 10, 2002
Announced Actions for May 10, 2002
Approved three applications by America Online/Time Warner, Inc. regarding non-affiliated Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in the indicated cable divisions and the agreements executed by each; approved an application from Diageo PLC regarding the FTC's decision and order contained in the consent agreement accepted on December 19, 2001; approved a final consent order in the matter concerning Eli Lilly and Company; approved the publication of a Federal Register notice concerning Disclosures Regarding Energy Consumption and Water Use of Certain Home Appliances and Other Products Under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (Appliance Labeling Rule)
May 9, 2002
- Release Date: May 9, 2002
FTC/DOJ Hearings Continue to Highlight the Intersection of Antitrust and Intellectual Property Law and Policy
The Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice's Antitrust Division today announced topics, times, locations, and participants for the May 14, 22, and 23, 2002 sessions of their joint hearings on "Competition and Intellectual Property Law and Policy in the Knowledge-Based Economy."
- Release Date: May 9, 2002
FTC Issues Administrative Complaint Challenging Libbey, Inc.'S Proposed Acquisition of Anchor Hocking
The Federal Trade Commission today issued an administrative complaint challenging Libbey Inc.'s (Libbey) proposed acquisition of Anchor Hocking (Anchor), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Newell Rubbermaid, Inc. According to the FTC, the acquisition, if consummated, would eliminate the existing substantial competition between Libbey and Anchor, and substantially would reduce competition in the market for soda-lime glassware sold to the food service industry in the United States.
May 8, 2002
May 7, 2002
May 3, 2002
- For Your Information: May 3, 2002
Announced Action for May 3, 2002
In accordance with the reporting provisions of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, the Commission has submitted its second annual report to Congress on the number and disposition of enforcement actions taken pursuant to Section 521 of the Act.
May 2, 2002
- Release Date: May 2, 2002
FTC Settlement Would Preserve Competition in U.S. Market for Fluoropolymer Resins
The Federal Trade Commission has negotiated a consent agreement with Solvay S.A. to resolve competitive concerns stemming from Solvay's proposed $1.3 billion acquisition of Ausimont S.p.A. from Italenergia S.p.A. (Italenergia).
- Media Advisory: May 2, 2002
FTC Chairman Muris to Speak about ID Theft
Federal Trade Commission Chairman Timothy J. Muris will speak at a news conference with Attorney General John Ashcroft, Thursday, May 2, 2002 at 12:45p.m. to discuss identity theft legislation. Members of Congress will also attend.
May 1, 2002