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The FTC and the Department of Justice hosted a public workshop that focused on issues related to the competitiveness of the residential real estate industry, and covered topics such as multiple listing services, online "virtual office Web sites," discount and limited-service brokers...
This quasi-academic conference, organized by Stanford health economist Dan Kessler, brought together academics and health policy makers to examine the production of and use of health care market information by consumers and employers. It examined some effects of competition in...
The FTC held a public workshop to examine issues of competition policy that arise in connection with business-to-business ("B2B") electronic marketplaces.
In recent years, states and the federal government have taken steps to encourage restructuring and competition in the electric industry, including the elimination of regulatory barriers. The intent of this workshop, which was jointly convened by the FTC, the National Council on...
The workshop is the latest in a series of efforts to assess the impact of new and significant technologies on consumers and businesses. P2P file-sharing technology enables individuals to share files, including music, video, or software. Because the files do not reside in a central...
The FTC held a public workshop on the implications of competition law and policy for health care financing and delivery. The workshop considered the impact of competition law and policy on the cost, quality, and availability of health care, and the incentives for innovation in the...
Slotting allowances are the lump-sum, up-front payments that manufacturers of food items often pay in order to get new products on supermarket shelves. The goals of the workshop were to provide a forum for manufacturers, retailers, and other interested parties to exchange views on...
The FTC held a public workshop to examine selected issues of competition policy that arise in connection with business-to-business ("B2B") and business-to-consumer (B2C) electronic marketplaces.
The FTC hosted a public workshop on that brought together experts from business, government, and the technology sector, consumer advocates, and academics to explore competition and consumer protection issues relating to broadband Internet access, including so-called "network...
The FTC hosted a public workshop to explore how certain state regulations and private business practices may be having significantly anticompetitive effects on e-commerce. Some private estimates suggest that the potential costs to consumers of these anticompetitive restrictions may...
The Federal Trade Commission held a series of workshops to explore how the Internet has affected journalism. The event was free and open to the public. The workshop assembled representatives from print, online, broadcast and cable news organizations, academics, consumer advocates,...
The Federal Trade Commission held a series of workshops to explore how the Internet has affected journalism. The event was free and open to the public. The workshop assembled representatives from print, online, broadcast and cable news organizations, academics, consumer advocates,...
The Events The Federal Trade Commission will hold a series of four to six public workshops early next year to explore, for the purposes of enforcing Section 1 of the Sherman Act and Section 5 of the FTC Act, how to best distinguish between uses of resale price maintenance (RPM) that...
The Federal Trade Commission will hold two roundtables on emerging health care competition and consumer issues.  They will focus on two distinct areas in which competition and consumer protection policies are implicated: (1) competition among health care providers based on quality...
Federal Trade Commission staff submitted written comments to the District of Columbia Taxicab Commission (DCTC) on proposed rulemakings regarding passenger motor vehicle transportation services, including rules that would apply to new smartphone software applications for arranging and paying for...
Federal Trade Commission staff submitted a comment, in response to a request from Connecticut General Assembly Members Catherine Osten and Peter Tercyak, regarding a proposed state law that would let Connecticut physicians jointly negotiate reimbursement rates with health plans.
Federal Trade Commission staff submitted written comments regarding certain proposed changes to Anchorage, Alaska’s regulatory framework for passenger vehicle transportation services, such as taxicab, sedan, and limousine services, in response to a request by Anchorage Assembly Member Debbie...
The Federal Trade Commission is engaged in a policy project to examine the legal and policy issues surrounding the problem of potential patent “hold-up” when patented technologies are included in collaborative standards. As part of the project, the Commission will conduct a workshop...
The Federal Trade Commission will hold two roundtables on emerging health care competition and consumer issues.  They will focus on two distinct areas in which competition and consumer protection policies are implicated: (1) competition among health care providers based on quality...

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