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FTC Launches New Website Dedicated to Economic Liberty

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.

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FTC Releases 2016 Annual Highlights

The Federal Trade Commission released the agency’s 2016 Annual Highlights , which demonstrate the agency’s ongoing efforts to protect consumers and promote competition over the past calendar year, and include some of the Comission’s biggest successes to date. “2016 was a historic year for the FTC...
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FTC Requires Kidney Dialysis Chain DaVita, Inc. to Divest Assets as a Condition of Acquiring Competitor Renal Ventures Management LLC

The Federal Trade Commission will require the national outpatient kidney-dialysis chain DaVita, Inc. to divest its ownership interest in seven clinics – five in suburban and urban areas of New Jersey and two on the outskirts of Dallas, Texas – as part of a settlement resolving charges that its $358...
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FTC Announces Preliminary Agenda for Hearing Health and Technology Workshop

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...
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FTC Returns Money to Victims of Business Directory Scheme

The Federal Trade Commission is mailing 974 checks totaling more than $535,000 to businesses and nonprofit organizations that lost money to the Fair Guide business directory scheme , which tricked them into paying for online directory listings they didn’t want. As a result of the FTC’s action, the...

Coming Events

Mar 29

Acting Chmn. Ohlhausen keynote at the 2017 ANA Law & Public Policy Conference

Acting Chairman Ohlhausen will be delivering a keynote address at the 2017 Association of National Advertisers Advertising (ANA) Law & Public Policy Conference at The Ritz –Carlton, Washington DC, 1150 22nd Street NW, Washington, DC, 8:30 a.m. EDT
Mar 30

Cmr. McSweeny panelist at the 65th Annual Spring Meeting of the ABA Section of Antitrust Law

Commissioner McSweeny will participate on The Internet of Things panel at the 65th Annual Spring Meeting of the ABA Section of Antitrust Law at the Marriott Marquis Hotel, 902 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC, 1:30 p.m. EDT
Mar 31

Acting Chmn. Ohlhausen speech at the Enforcers Roundtable panel at the 65th Annual Spring Meeting of the ABA Section of Antitrust Law

Acting Chairman Ohlhausen will be speaking at the "Enforcers Roundtable" panel at the 65th Annual Spring Meeting of the ABA Section of Antitrust Law at the Marriott Marquis Hotel, 902 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC, 10:00 a.m.

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Mar 28
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Acting Chmn Ohlhausen speech at Federalist Society event on “The Role of Economic Liberty in the U.S.”

FTC Acting Chairman Ohlhausen will give a speech at a Federalist Society event on “The Role of Economic Liberty in the United States,” at the MWL Conference Rooms, National Press Club, 529 14th Street NW, Washington, DC, 1 pm EDT.
Mar 22

Acting Chmn. Ohlhausen keynote at the Data & Marketing Association’s Dynamic State of Data Conference

Acting Chairman Ohlhausen will be delivering a keynote address at the Data & Marketing Association’s Dynamic State of Data Conference at Venable LLP, 600 Massachusetts Ave, Washington, DC, 12:00 p.m. EDT
Mar 21

Acting Chmn. Ohlhausen and Cmr. McSweeny testimony before the Senate Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance, and Data Security

Acting Chairman Ohlhausen and Commissioner McSweeny will be testifying on behalf of the Commission at a hearing of the Senate Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance, and Data Security titled, “Staying A Step Ahead: Fighting Back Against Scams Used to Defraud...