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The Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Economics has announced a revamped Merger Retrospective Program, which will expand and formalize the Bureau’s retrospective research efforts that have already produced studies analyzing the effects of a range of consummated mergers over the last 35 years.
The Federal Trade Commission staff has submitted a comment to the Texas Attorney General regarding a request from the Texas Medical Board for an opinion on the statutory basis for the supervision of certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs).
Two new staff reports from the Federal Trade Commission highlight some of the challenges and confusion consumers can face in buying and financing a car, particularly relating to charges for add-on items after the initial price negotiation that can lead to them paying more than expected.The reports...
The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) and the Department of Justice (“DOJ” or “Department”) issued today new Vertical Merger Guidelines that outline how the federal antitrust agencies evaluate the likely competitive impact of vertical mergers and whether those mergers comply with U.S. antitrust law.
The staffs of the Federal Trade Commission’s Office of Policy Planning, Bureau of Economics, Bureau of Competition, and Office of the General Counsel have submitted a comment to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, or CMS, on its Interim Final Rule with Comment Period, or IFC. The IFC...
NOTE: Due to the ongoing COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic, the conference has been postponed. More information on rescheduling will be shared by the FTC once it is available.The Federal Trade Commission Bureau of Economics and the INFORMS Society for Marketing Science’s journal Marketing Science will...
Due to the developing COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, and consistent with guidance from the Office of Personnel Management, the Federal Trade Commission has canceled its planned March 18, 2020 workshop on the draft Vertical Merger Guidelines. The FTC workshop was to be the second of a two-part...
The Federal Trade Commission staff has submitted a statement in support of certain changes made by the Department of Health & Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) in ONC’s 21st Century Cures Act: Interoperability, Information Blocking Final...
Note: The FTC will host a conference call for media with FTC Chairman Joe Simons:Date: Feb. 11, 2020Time: 1 p.m. ETCall-in: 877-226-8216, confirmation number 4193234Call-in lines, which are for media only, will open 15 minutes prior to the start of the call.
The Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice are extending the Feb. 11, 2020 deadline for comments on the draft Vertical Merger Guidelines. The deadline is now Feb. 26.
Following a recent public workshop on non-compete clauses in employer-employee contracts, the Federal Trade Commission has extended the deadline for public comments from Feb. 10, 2020 to March 11, 2020.
The Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division seek public comment on draft 2020 Vertical Merger Guidelines. The draft guidelines, open to comment for 30 days, describe how the federal antitrust agencies review vertical mergers to evaluate whether the mergers...
WHAT:The Federal Trade Commission will host a workshop titled Non-Competes in the Workplace: Examining Antitrust and Consumer Protection Issues.  WHEN:Thursday January 9, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
The Federal Trade Commission has announced an agenda for its upcoming workshop in Washington, DC regarding non-compete agreements in the workplace.
Federal Trade Commission Chairman Joe Simons announced that FTC Bureau of Economics Director Bruce H. Kobayashi is departing the agency to return to George Mason University. Chairman Simons has named University of Maryland Economics Professor Andrew Sweeting as Kobayashi’s successor.“Bruce has been...
The Federal Trade Commission staff has submitted a comment to the Texas Medical Board raising concerns that the board’s Proposed Rule § 193.13 could harm competition by impeding access to surgical and other health care services that require anesthesia or related services.
On January 9, 2020, the Federal Trade Commission will hold a public workshop in Washington, DC to examine whether there is a sufficient legal basis and empirical economic support to promulgate a Commission Rule that would restrict the use of non-compete clauses in employer-employee employment...
In testimony before the House Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law, the Federal Trade Commission described its enforcement and policy work to promote competition in U.S. markets, including high-priority efforts to address technology markets.Testifying on behalf of the FTC,...
The Federal Trade Commission has released the results of a comprehensive survey conducted in 2017 that examined the prevalence of mass-market consumer fraud, how it is perpetrated, and what factors are associated with a greater likelihood that a consumer may fall victim to fraud. The FTC conducted...
The Federal Trade Commission issued orders to five health insurance companies and two health systems to provide information that will allow the agency to study the effects of certificates of pu

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