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FTC Sues to Block $40 Billion Semiconductor Chip Merger

The Federal Trade Commission today sued to block U.S. chip supplier Nvidia Corp.’s $40 billion acquisition of U.K. chip design provider Arm Ltd. Semiconductor chips power the computers and technologies that are essential to our modern economy and society.

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FTC Returns Additional $25 Million to Consumers Who Lost Money to Business Coaching Scam

The Federal Trade Commission is returning an additional $25 million to consumers who lost money to a business coaching scheme that used the names Coaching Department and Apply Knowledge, among others. These refunds are the result of the FTC’s settlements with the scheme’s ringleaders, the companies...
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FTC Data Show Major Increase in Gift Cards As Scam Payment Method

A new Federal Trade Commission data spotlight shows that in the first nine months of 2021, consumers reported losing $148 million in scams where gift cards were used as the form of payment. That amount is more than was reported in all of 2020. Nearly 40,000 consumers reported using gift cards to...
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Joint Statement from FTC, DOJ Antitrust Division, and European Commission Leadership on Launch of EU-US Joint Technology Competition Policy Dialogue

Leadership of the Federal Trade Commission, the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice, and the Directorate-General for Competition of the European Commission launched the EU-US Joint Technology Competition Policy Dialogue in Washington, D.C. Following the meeting’s conclusion, the Federal...
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FTC, States to Recoup Millions in Relief for Victims Fleeced by ‘Pharma Bro’ Scheme to Illegally Monopolize Life-Saving Drug Daraprim

The Federal Trade Commission and its state co-plaintiffs , New York, California, Illinois, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia, filed an order in court today that shuts down an illegal scheme masterminded by ‘Pharma Bro’ Martin Shkreli that fleeced patients dependent on the life-saving...

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Dec 7

Making Competition Work: Promoting Competition in Labor Markets

“Making Competition Work: Promoting Competition in Labor Markets,” will bring together lawyers, economists, academics, policy experts, labor groups, and workers, and will explore recent developments at the intersection of antitrust and labor, as well as implications for efforts to...
Dec 6

Making Competition Work: Promoting Competition in Labor Markets

“Making Competition Work: Promoting Competition in Labor Markets,” will bring together lawyers, economists, academics, policy experts, labor groups, and workers, and will explore recent developments at the intersection of antitrust and labor, as well as implications for efforts to...
Nov 18

Open Commission Meeting – November 18, 2021

Agenda items: Presentation on Criminal Referrals and Partnerships and Motion to Issue Commission Statement, 6(b) Study on Supply Chain Disruptions