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Moving to a new state can be daunting—packing, finding a new place to live, looking into options for schools, and finding the best local pizzeria. But if you’re one of the millions of Americans who need a license in order to work, the biggest hurdle could be getting a license in your...
On July 27, 2017, the Federal Trade Commission’s Economic Liberty Task Force will host a roundtable to examine ways to mitigate the effects of state-based occupational licensing requirements that make it difficult for license holders to obtain licenses in other states. License...
The Federal Trade Commission will host a workshop tomorrow in Washington, DC, to explore competition, innovation, and consumer protection issues raised by hearing health services and technology.The event is free and open to the public. It will be available via live webcast and live tweeted via...
The Federal Trade Commission has announced a final agenda for the Now Hear This: Competition, Innovation, and Consumer Protection Issues in Hearing Health Care workshop. The event will explore competition, innovation, and consumer protection issues raised by hearing health services and technology. 
The Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division have recommended that Alaska repeal its certificate-of-need (CON) laws, which require healthcare providers to obtain state approval before expanding, establishing new facilities or services, or making certain large...
Chirping birds, babbling brooks, soft rain showers, and children gleefully playing outdoors – these sounds of spring bring us joy, especially after a long winter. But for the millions of Americans who have hearing loss, full enjoyment of these and other everyday sounds can be out of...
The Federal Trade Commission today announced the preliminary agenda for Now Hear This: Competition, Innovation, and Consumer Protection Issues in Hearing Health Care, a workshop that will explore competition, innovation, and consumer protection issues raised by hearing health and technology.
The Federal Trade Commission will co-host a Twitter chat with the office of Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts at 3 p.m. ET today on the FTC’s new Economic Liberty Task Force, the first major policy initiative of Acting FTC Chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen.
New web pages on the Federal Trade Commission’s website will highlight the work of the agency’s new Economic Liberty Task Force, which Acting Chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen announced as her first major policy initiative for the agency.
Federal Trade Commission staff submitted a comment to the Nebraska Senate on proposed legislation that would reduce or eliminate licensure requirements for certain occupations in Nebraska.
Federal Trade Commission staff submitted a comment to the Ohio State Senate on proposed legislation that would broaden dental hygienists’ ability to work without a supervising dentist on-site, and provide for the licensure of dental therapists, a relatively new type of “mid-level” provider who...
The Federal Trade Commission announced today that it is hosting a workshop in Washington, DC on April 18, 2017, to examine competition, innovation, and consumer protection issues raised by hearing health and technology, particularly hearing aids and devices with similar functions and features.
On April 18, 2017, the Federal Trade Commission hosted a workshop to examine competition, innovation, and consumer protection issues raised by hearing health and technology, especially hearing aids.
Federal Trade Commission staff has submitted a comment to the Iowa Board of Physician Assistants supporting a regulatory proposal to define physician supervision of a physician assistant (PA), in response to a Board request for public comments.
Federal Trade Commission staff submitted a comment to the Delaware Board of Speech/Language Pathologists, Audiologists and Hearing Aid Dispensers on its proposed regulation that would allow telepractice in those fields but require an initial in-person evaluation.
Everyone seems to have a view about the so-called “Sharing Economy.” At our June 2015 workshop, panelists spoke for seven hours.
Looking for a new job can be stressful, whether you are a new worker applying for your first job or a highly trained professional seeking to advance in your career. The last thing a job-seeker should have to worry about is a back-room deal among employers that keeps her from getting...
Today, the Federal Trade Commission and the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division issued guidance for human resource (HR) professionals and others who are involved in hiring and compensation decisions. HR professionals are often in the best position to ensure their companies’ hiring practices...
Note: A conference call for media will occur as follows: Date: October 6, 2016 Time: 2:30 p.m. ETCall-in: (800) 230-1074, confirmation number 403959 Call-in lines, which are for media only, will open 15 minutes prior to the start of the call. FTC staff will be available to take questions from the...

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