Competition in America benefits consumers by keeping prices low and the quality and choice of goods and services high, and makes our economy work. As one of two federal agencies that enforce U.S. antitrust laws, the Federal Trade Commission helps to ensure that U.S. markets are open and free. The FTC promotes competition, and challenges anticompetitive business practices and mergers, to make sure that consumers have access to quality goods and services, and businesses can compete on the merits. The FTC does not decide who wins and who loses in the marketplace – consumers do that. Rather, the FTC’s job, along with the Antitrust Division at the Department of Justice, is to make sure that businesses are competing fairly within a set of rules designed to protect competition.