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McSweeny, named an FTC Commissioner by President Obama and confirmed by the Senate, began her official duties on April 28.
Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez will participate in the 13th annual International Competition Network (ICN) conference in Marrakech, Morocco, from April 23-25, 2014. At the conference, antitrust officials and private sector antitrust experts from around the world and...
Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez today named former FTC Chairman Janet Dempsey Steiger the 2014 recipient of the Miles W. Kirkpatrick Award for Lifetime FTC Achievement, honoring her steadfast commitment to public service and her many significant contributions to the agency.
Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez announced the appointments of Latanya Sweeney as the agency’s Chief Technologist and Andrea Matwyshyn as a Senior Policy Advisor on privacy and data security issues.
In testimony presented to a U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary subcommittee the Federal Trade Commission described its ongoing efforts to protect competition and consumers in many important sectors of the economy, including health care, pharmaceuticals, and technology.
Thank you Secretary Cuomo, I am certainly pleased to join you and Assistant Secretary Retsinas in this united effort to reduce fraud on the Internet. "Hud Tracer Surf Day" is the latest in a series of Surf Days that the FTC has conducted in conjunction with federal and state officials.
At the beginning of August, the Federal Trade Commission was asked by Representatives Martin Meehan, Henry Waxman and James Hansen, on behalf of the Congressional Task Force on Tobacco and Health, to prepare a report analyzing the impact of the proposed tobacco settlement on competition, prices,...
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice signed an antitrust memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Government of India Ministry of Corporate Affairs and the Competition Commission of India (CCI) today to promote increased cooperation and communication among competition...
The Federal Trade Commission has withdrawn the Policy Statement on Monetary Equitable Remedies in Competition Cases. The Statement was issued in 2003 and outlined a framework for determining when the Commission would seek equitable monetary remedies, such as disgorgement of ill-gotten gains, in...
The Federal Trade Commission today sent a letter to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the organization that oversees Internet domain names, expressing concern that the organization's plan to dramatically expand the domain name system could leave consumers more...
Federal Trade Commission Chairman Jon Leibowitz today named former FTC Commissioner and Chairman William E. Kovacic the 2011 recipient of the Miles W. Kirkpatrick Award for Lifetime FTC Achievement, noting how much of his professional career and personal passion Kovacic has devoted to the agency...
“Americans are still experiencing a period of extreme financial distress, and the modest new authority given to our agency will help ensure that we have the tools necessary to fight fraud and go after those who perpetrate it. We commend the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and especially...
By taking this action, the Committee clearly recognizes the very real danger that these sweetheart deals pose to Americans struggling to pay their medical bills. Consumers must wait – sometimes years – for far less expensive generic drugs when branded pharmaceutical companies pay off their generic...
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.

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