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CORRECTED The Federal Trade Commission filed an amicus brief in the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, arguing that a federal district court ruling that the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) preempts state privacy laws regarding children between 13 and 18 years of age was not...
The Federal Trade Commission staff submitted a comment in response to a request from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (Mass. DPU) for comments on its investigation of dynamic pricing for residential electricity customers. Dynamic prices are rates that vary over time...
The Federal Trade Commission has adjusted some of its civil penalty dollar amounts in accordance with the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act, which directs federal agencies to increase civil penalties under their jurisdiction to account for inflation at least once every four years....
The Federal Trade Commission staff submitted a reply comment in response to a request from the District of Columbia Public Service Commission (DC PSC) for comments on Potomac Electric Power Company’s (Pepco’s) proposed dynamic pricing program for residential customers.
Federal Trade Commission staff submitted a comment in response to a request from the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUC) for comments on demand response (DR) as one aspect of the PUC’s ongoing review of the reliability of electricity markets.
Federal Trade Commission staff submitted a comment in response to a request from the New York State Public Service Commission (NY PSC) for comments on competition and consumer protection rules in New York’s retail electricity markets. The FTC staff comment emphasizes that carefully designed...
The Federal Trade Commission’s staff submitted a comment to the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission providing views on how energy regulators should apply the revised Horizontal Merger Guidelines.
The market for ethanol fuel in the United States is still unconcentrated, with 160 firms nationwide either producing ethanol or likely to be in production within the next 18 months, according to the Federal Trade Commission’s 2010 report on the state of U.S. ethanol production.
Commission Issues 2009 Report on U.S. Ethanol Market Concentration The Commission has issued the “2009 Report on Ethanol Market Concentration.” This is the FTC’s fifth annual report on the state of ethanol production in the United States, as required by the Energy Policy Act of 2005. The report...
The Federal Trade Commission today adopted as final the interim rules amending Parts 3 and 4 of the agency’s Rules of Practice that were announced last December, and also further amended several rules and eliminated one. The amendments are designed to streamline and improve the agency’s “Part 3”...
The Commission has issued the report, “2008 Report on Ethanol Market Concentration.” This is the Commission’s fourth annual report on the state of ethanol production in the United States, as required by the Energy Policy Act of 2005. The report concludes that the U.S. fuel ethanol market, measured...
Issuance of Commission report: The Commission has issued a study, “2007 Report on Ethanol Market Concentration,” its third annual report on the state of ethanol production in the United States, as required by the Energy Policy Act of 2005. On the assumption that U.S. fuel ethanol is a relevant...
Market factors explain increases in the national average retail price for gasoline during the spring and summer of 2006, according to a report sent to the President today by the Federal Trade Commission and the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division.
The Federal Trade Commission today issued a report entitled “Investigation of Gasoline Price Manipulation and Post-Katrina Gasoline Price Increases.” The report details the results of an intensive, Congressionally-mandated Commission investigation into whether gasoline prices nationwide were “...
  The Federal Trade Commission today issued a report by staff of the Bureau of Economics entitled, “The Petroleum Industry: Mergers, Structural Change, and Antitrust Enforcement.” The report presents a detailed overview of structural changes in the petroleum industry and describes Commission law...
In testimony today, the Federal Trade Commission told the Subcommittee on Energy and Air Quality of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce that the price of crude oil, not mergers in the petroleum industry, is the major factor in determining gasoline prices at the pump. William Kovacic, FTC...