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New FTC Website Helps Small Businesses Avoid Scams and Cyber Attacks

At the direction of Acting Chairman Maureen Ohlhausen, the Federal Trade Commission has launched a new website – – with articles, videos, and other information aimed at helping small business owners avoid scams and protect their c

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FTC Requires Sherwin-Williams to Divest Assets as a Condition of Acquiring Valspar

The Sherwin-Williams Company has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that its proposed $11.3 billion acquisition of Valspar Corporation is likely anticompetitive by selling Valspar’s North America Industrial Wood Coatings Business to Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. The transaction would...
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FTC Approves Final Order and Consent Agreement with American Guild of Organists

Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order and consent agreement in which the American Guild of Organists agreed to eliminate rules that restrict its members from competing for opportunities to perform. Announced in March 2017, the agreement between...
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FTC Stops Operators of Unlawful Student Debt Relief and Credit Repair Scheme

The Federal Trade Commission charged the operators of a phony student loan debt relief and credit repair scheme with bilking millions of dollars from consumers by falsely promising to reduce or eliminate their student loan debt and offering them non-existent credit repair services. At the FTC’s...
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FTC Submits Annual Budget Request, Performance Plan and Performance Report to Congress

The Federal Trade Commission submitted to Congress its Fiscal Year 2018 budget request to Congress, in support of the President’s FY 2018 budget for the federal government. The budget request also includes the FY 2018 Budget Overview Statement, Performance Plan for FY 2017 and FY 2018, and...

Coming Events

May 31

Cmr. McSweeny gives opening remarks and participates in panel discussion on “What Comes Next: Net Neutrality, Innovation and the Future of Competition”

FTC Commissioner Terrell McSweeny will give opening remarks and participate in a panel discussion on “What Comes Next: Net Neutrality, Innovation and the Future of Competition,” sponsored by Steptoe & Johnson LLP & Galvanize, San Francisco, CA.
Jun 28
District Of Columbia

Connected Cars: Privacy, Security Issues Related to Connected, Automated Vehicles

The Federal Trade Commission and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) will hold a workshop on June 28, 2017 in Washington, D.C., to examine the consumer privacy and security issues posed by automated and connected motor vehicles.The workshop will feature opening...
Nov 2
District Of Columbia

Tenth Annual Federal Trade Commission Microeconomics Conference

The Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Economics will host a two-day conference to bring together scholars working in areas related to the FTC’s antitrust, consumer protection, and public policy missions.

Past Events

May 24
District Of Columbia

Identity Theft: Planning for the Future

Ten years ago, President Bush launched a new era in the fight against identity theft by issuing an executive order establishing the Identity Theft Task Force, which the Commission co-chaired. In the ensuing ten years, great strides have been made to combat identity theft but it...
May 24

Acting Chmn. Ohlhausen opening remarks at FTC Identity Theft Conference

FTC Acting Chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen will deliver opening remarks at the FTC Conference Identity Theft: Planning for the Future. Constitution Center, 400 7th St SW, Washington, DC, 9:15 a.m.
May 23

Acting Chmn. Ohlhausen speech at Concurrences Review Antitrust in the Financial Sector Conference

FTC Acting Chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen will speak at the Concurrences Review Antitrust in the Financial Sector Conference, New York, NY, 5:35 p.m. EDT.