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New FTC Staff Report Outlines Impact of Fraud on Communities of Color

New research in a staff report from the Federal Trade Commission shows a number of key differences in the way that fraud and other consumer problems affect communities of color, from the types of problems reported to the methods used to pay scammers.

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FTC and DOJ to Hold Virtual Public Workshop Exploring Competition in Labor Markets

The Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice Antitrust Division will host a virtual workshop on Dec. 6 and 7 to discuss efforts to promote competitive labor markets and worker mobility. “Making Competition Work: Promoting Competition in Labor Markets,” will bring together lawyers,...
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FTC Strengthens Security Safeguards for Consumer Financial Information Following Widespread Data Breaches

The Federal Trade Commission today announced a newly updated rule that strengthens the data security safeguards that financial institutions are required to put in place to protect their customers’ financial information. In recent years, widespread data breaches and cyberattacks have resulted in...
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FTC Report Finds Annual Cigarette Sales Increased for the First Time in 20 Years

The number of cigarettes that the largest cigarette companies in the United States sold to wholesalers and retailers nationwide increased from 202.9 billion in 2019 to 203.7 billion in 2020, according to the most recent Federal Trade Commission Cigarette Report . This represents the first time...
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FTC Puts Businesses on Notice that False Money-Making Claims Could Lead to Big Penalties

The Federal Trade Commission is putting more than 1,100 businesses that pitch money-making ventures on notice that if they deceive or mislead consumers about potential earnings, the FTC won’t hesitate to use its authority to target them with large civil penalties. As the pandemic has left many...

Coming Events

Nov 4

Fourteenth 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 14th Annual FTC Microeconomics Conference on November 4 and 5, 2021. This event will bring together scholars working in areas related to the FTC’s...
Nov 5

Fourteenth 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 14th Annual FTC Microeconomics Conference on November 4 and 5, 2021. This event will bring together scholars working in areas related to the FTC’s...
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...

Past Events

Oct 27

Cmr. Phillips will deliver Thurlow M. Gordon 1906 Lecture at "Politics, Markets, and Populism: Antitrust at the Crossroads"

Commissioner Noah Joshua Phillips delivers the Thurlow M. Gordon 1906 Lecture at "Politics, Markets, and Populism: Antitrust at the Crossroads" event. Join via livestream: https://dartgo.org/noahphillips. 
Oct 21

Open Commission Meeting – October 21, 2021

Agenda item: Presentation on the Privacy Practices of Six Major Internet Service Providers.
Oct 1

Cmr. Slaughter keynote at: "National Advertising Division Conference."

Commissioner Rebecca Kelly Slaughter will be the keynote speaker at: “National Advertising Division Conference.” Register and join at: https://bbbprograms.org/programs/nad/conference2021/agenda/3.