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FTC’s Bureau of Economics to Expand Merger Retrospective Program

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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FTC Refunds More Than $110,000 to Consumers Who Bought StimTein Joint Pain Relief Pills

The Federal Trade Commission is sending 12,219 checks totaling more than $110,000 to consumers who bought StimTein, a pill that would supposedly provide effective joint pain relief. The marketers of StimTein stopped making those claims as part of a federal court settlement with the FTC . In...
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International Competition Network Addresses Enforcement and Policy Challenges of the Digital Economy at United States-Hosted 19th Annual Conference

The International Competition Network held its 19th annual conference on Sept. 14-17, 2020. Co-hosted by the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division, this was the ICN’s first virtual conference. “In these challenging times, it has been uplifting to see the strong...
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FTC Joins Four States in Action to Shut Down Alleged Sham Charity Funding Operation That Bilked Millions From Consumers

A sprawling fundraising operation that allegedly scammed consumers out of millions of dollars will be permanently banned from charitable fundraising along with its owner and others involved in its operation as a result of a lawsuit brought by the Federal Trade Commission and Attorneys General of...

Coming Events

Sep 22

Data To Go: An FTC Workshop on Data Portability

THIS EVENT WILL BE HELD ONLINE.The Federal Trade Commission will host a public workshop on September 22, 2020, to examine the potential benefits and challenges to consumers and competition raised by data portability.
Oct 2
District Of Columbia

POSTPONED - 2nd Marketing Science-FTC Conference on Marketing and Consumer Protection

NOTE: Due to the ongoing COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic, the conference has been postponed. More information on rescheduling will be shared by the FTC once it is available.
Nov 5

Thirteenth Annual Federal Trade Commission Microeconomics Conference

The Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Economics and the Tobin Center for Economic Policy at Yale University will virtually host the 13th Annual FTC Microeconomics Conference on November 5 and 6, 2020. This event will bring together scholars working in areas related to the FTC’s...

Past Events

Sep 18

Cmr. Wilson keynote at 2020 Cybersecurity & Privacy Protection Conference

FTC Commissioner Christine S. Wilson will give the keynote speech at a Cleveland State University, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law event titled “2020 Cybersecurity & Privacy Protection Conference.” The event will be virtual and is open to the public and the media/press.
Sep 17

Cmr. Chopra meets with the Coin Laundry Association

FTC Commissioner Rohit Chopra will meet with the Coin Laundry Association (CLA) concerning the FTC’s proposal to repeal its rule on the Care Labeling of Textile Wearing Apparel and Certain Piece Goods as Amended. Expected to attend are members of the Commissioner’s staff and CLA...
Sep 17

Cmr. Slaughter interview with CSPAN “The Communitors”

FTC Commissioner Rebecca Kelly Slaughter will participate in an interview with CSPAN “The Communitors” hosted by Peter Slen and Politico reporter Leah Nylen. The event will be virtual and is open to the public and the media/press. The interview is available via the following link:...