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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 held a series of public workshops regarding modifications and improvements to the Commission's merger investigations process and its use of specific remedy provisions. The Commission used this forum to solicit input from a broad range of interest groups including corporate...
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 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 FTC hosted a conference to explore a range of energy issues of importance to American consumers and the U.S. and global economies. The conference brought together leading experts from the government, the energy industry, consumer groups, and the academic community. These experts...
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...
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 charged that Solera's 2012 acquisition of Actual Systems likely would substantially lessen competition in the market for yard management systems, which was already highly concentrated.  To address the FTC's competitive concerns, Solera must sell assets related to Actual...
Section 14 of this Act authorizes the Commission, under certain conditions, to apply to the Patent and Trademark Office for the cancellation of registered trademarks.
Section 406 of this Act (7 U.S.C. § 227) provides the Commission with jurisdiction over transactions in poultry products and margarine; and over retail sales of meat, meat food products, and livestock products in unmanufactured form.
The Commission is charged under Sections 3, 7 and 8 of this Act with preventing and eliminating unlawful tying contracts, corporate mergers and acquisitions, and interlocking directorates. This Act was amended by the Robinson-Patman Act, Pub. L. No. 74-692, 49 Stat. 1526, codified at 15 U.S.C. §§...
Under Section 103(d) of this Act, the Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in the Department of Commerce must provide the Attorney General and the Federal Trade Commission with an opportunity to review and make recommendations concerning the antitrust implications of...
Section 102(a) of this Act, authorizing rail carrier rate agreements exempt from the antitrust laws, requires the Federal Trade Commission, in consultation with the Department of Justice, to file with the Surface Transportation Board within the Department of Transportation periodic reports that...
This Act (a) directs the Commission and the Justice Department to participate in developing, implementing, monitoring, and reporting on voluntary agreements and plans established by oil companies to deal with emergency international oil shortages and provides them a role in any DOE advisory...
Section 708 of the Act requires the Commission and the Department of Justice to participate in developing, implementing, monitoring, and reporting on voluntary agreements among industry members, pursuant to federal determination of need and federal oversight, that are aimed at solving production...
Section 1102 provides that an applicant for an abbreviated new drug approval may forfeit certain exclusive marketing rights in specified circumstances, including an FTC or court determination that the applicant has entered into an anticompetitive agreement with certain other entities. Sections 1111...
The Act authorizes the Federal Trade Commission and the Justice Department to enter into mutual assistance agreements with foreign antitrust authorities. Under such agreements, U.S. and foreign authorities may share, subject to certain restrictions, evidence of antitrust violations and provide each...
Section 205 of the Act (42 U.S.C. § 17021) requires the Commission to issue rules for the labeling of biodiesel or biodiesel blend fuel sold at retail.
This Act establishes certain protections for any joint research, development, or production venture as to which a voluntary, prior written notification has been filed with the Attorney General and the Federal Trade Commission. Specifically, in any antitrust suit brought under the Clayton Act...

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