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FTC Signs Memorandum of Understanding With Canadian Agency To Strengthen Cooperation on Do Not Call, Spam Enforcement

At the signing of the MOU with the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), FTC Chairwoman Ramirez said, “As we see more cross-border fraud, we must often rely on our enforcement partners around the world to help protect U.S. consumers. This agreement will enhance cooperation with the CRTC as we work together to combat illegal telemarketing and spam.”

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International Competition Network Marks Its Fifteenth Annual Conference Promoting International Convergence and Cooperation

At its annual meeting, the International Competition Network (ICN) approved new guidance related to merger remedies, agency assessment and performance measurement, cartel investigative powers, market studies, competition agency ethics programs, and advocacy to the business community, the Federal...
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FTC Office of Policy Planning Deputy Director Provides Testimony about Competition in the Pet Medications Industry before House Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade

Testifying on behalf of the Federal Trade Commission before a subcommittee of the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Energy and Commerce, Tara Koslov, Deputy Director of the FTC’s Office of Policy Planning, described the state of competition in the pet medications industry, as well as the...
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FTC Charges Education Lead Generator with Tricking Job Seekers by Claiming to Represent Hiring Employers

In the agency’s first enforcement action against an education lead generator, operators of Gigats.com have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that the company claimed it was “pre-screening” job applicants for hiring employers when it was actually gathering information for other...
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Supplier of High-Performance Polymer for Medical Implants Settles FTC Charges that It Monopolized Sales to World’s Largest Medical Device Makers

A company that supplies some of the world’s largest medical device makers with a high-performance polymer used to make spinal and other medical implants has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it violated federal antitrust law by using long-term exclusive contracts to maintain...

Coming Events

Jun 9
District Of Columbia

FinTech Series: Marketplace Lending

Starting this summer, the FTC will host a forum series exploring emerging financial technology and its implications for consumers. The first FinTech Forum – scheduled for June 9, 2016 – will address marketplace lending.  Marketplace lenders are typically nonbank financial platforms...
Jun 15
Illinois

Start with Security - Chicago

The FTC’s fourth “Start With Security” event will take place on Wednesday, June 15, 2016, in Chicago, Illinois, and will be co-sponsored by Northwestern Pritzker School of Law. During this one-day event, the FTC will bring together experts who will provide businesses with practical...
Jun 21
District Of Columbia

Something New Under the Sun: Competition & Consumer Protection Issues in Solar Energy

The Federal Trade Commission will hold a one-day public workshop on June 21, 2016 to explore competition and consumer protection issues that may arise when consumers generate their own electric power by installing home solar photovoltaic (PV) panels – a practice known as solar...

Past Events

Apr 28

Cmr. Ohlhausen a keynote speaker at the Institute for Justice’s National Economic Liberty Forum

FTC Commissioner Maureen K. Ohlhausen will be the keynote speaker at the Institute for Justice’s National Economic Liberty Forum. Park Cities Hilton, Dallas, TX, 12 noon CDT.
Apr 21

Cmr. Ohlhausen keynote at CBBB 2016 Forum of Self-Regulation

FTC Commissioner Maureen K. Ohlhausen will deliver the keynote address at the CBBB 2016 Forum of Self-Regulation. Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC, 9:15 a.m. EDT
Apr 20

Cmr. Ohlhausen keynote at 2016 New York Annual Antitrust Spring Seminar

FTC Commissioner Maureen K. Ohlhausen will be the keynote speaker at the 2016 New York Annual Antitrust Spring Seminar. New York, NY, 11:00 a.m. EDT