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The Federal Trade Commission voted to withdraw its approval of the Vertical Merger Guidelines, issued jointly with the Department of Justice (DOJ), and the FTC’s Vertical Merger Commentary. The guidance documents, which were published in 2020, include unsound economic theories that are unsupported...
At an open Commission meeting today, the Federal Trade Commission staff presented findings from its inquiry into past acquisitions by the largest technology platforms’ that did not require reporting to antitrust authorities at the FTC and the Department of Justice.  
The Federal Trade Commission announced that staff have submitted a comment urging the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (the Fed) to clarify and strengthen the implementation of debit card fee and routing reforms to the Electronic Fund Transfer Act (EFTA) made under the Dodd-Frank...
On January 14, 2020, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) ordered six insurance companies to provide information that will allow the agency to study the effects of consummated physician group and healthcare facility mergers that occurred from 2015 through 2020.
Acting Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Rebecca Kelly Slaughter announced that she has appointed Marta E. Wosińska as Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Economics.
Rebecca Kelly Slaughter, designated Acting Chair of the Federal Trade Commission by President Joseph R. Biden on January 21, today unveiled a number of interim leadership changes. “I am enormously grateful to these talented members of the FTC team for being willing to offer their services as we...
Federal Trade Commission Chairman Joseph J. Simons announced his resignation from the Commission today, effective January 29, 2021.“It’s been a great honor to lead this incredible organization filled with so many talented people working on behalf of American consumers,” Simons said. “As technology...
The Federal Trade Commission staff has submitted a comment to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in response to its request for comment on its Interim Final Rule titled Authority of VA Professionals to Practice Health Care.
The Federal Trade Commission has issued orders to six health insurance companies to provide information that will allow the agency to study the effects of physician group and healthcare facility consolidation that occurred from 2015 through 2020.
The Federal Trade Commission has issued a Commentary on Vertical Merger Enforcement.
The Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Economics has announced a revamped Merger Retrospective Program, which will expand and formalize the Bureau’s retrospective research efforts that have already produced studies analyzing the effects of a range of consummated mergers over the last 35 years.

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