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FTC staff comment concerning Kansas House Bill 2412, a proposal to expand the scope of practice for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) in Kansas. 
Comment by FTC staff concerning Ohio House Bill 177, a proposal to expand the scope of practice of Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) in Ohio. 
The Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division seek public comment on draft 2020 Vertical Merger Guidelines. The draft guidelines, open to comment for 30 days, describe how the federal antitrust agencies review vertical mergers to evaluate whether the mergers...
WHAT:The Federal Trade Commission will host a workshop titled Non-Competes in the Workplace: Examining Antitrust and Consumer Protection Issues.  WHEN:Thursday January 9, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
The Federal Trade Commission has announced an agenda for its upcoming workshop in Washington, DC regarding non-compete agreements in the workplace.
Federal Trade Commission Chairman Joe Simons announced that FTC Bureau of Economics Director Bruce H. Kobayashi is departing the agency to return to George Mason University. Chairman Simons has named University of Maryland Economics Professor Andrew Sweeting as Kobayashi’s successor.“Bruce has been...
This paper analyzes whether postsecondary training programs have kept up with shifts in the occupational structure of the labor market over the past decades. I compare long-term trends in the distribution of employment, degrees, and certificates across occupation groupings using data...
The Federal Trade Commission staff has submitted a comment to the Texas Medical Board raising concerns that the board’s Proposed Rule § 193.13 could harm competition by impeding access to surgical and other health care services that require anesthesia or related services.
On January 9, 2020, the Federal Trade Commission will hold a public workshop in Washington, DC to examine whether there is a sufficient legal basis and empirical economic support to promulgate a Commission Rule that would restrict the use of non-compete clauses in employer-employee employment...
On January 9, 2020, the Federal Trade Commission held a public workshop to examine whether there is a sufficient legal basis and empirical economic support to promulgate a Commission Rule that would restrict the use of non-compete clauses in employer-employee employment contracts....
In testimony before the House Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law, the Federal Trade Commission described its enforcement and policy work to promote competition in U.S. markets, including high-priority efforts to address technology markets.Testifying on behalf of the FTC,...
The Federal Trade Commission has released the results of a comprehensive survey conducted in 2017 that examined the prevalence of mass-market consumer fraud, how it is perpetrated, and what factors are associated with a greater likelihood that a consumer may fall victim to fraud. The FTC conducted...
The Federal Trade Commission issued orders to five health insurance companies and two health systems to provide information that will allow the agency to study the effects of certificates of pu
In testimony before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government, the Federal Trade Commission described its work to protect consumers and promote competition through vigorous enforcement, education, advocacy, and policy work, and by anticipating and responding...

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