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The Federal Trade Commission Wins a Bad Case

Barron's - ‎May 20, 2016‎
That's how the Federal Trade Commission seized the high ground in its recent battle against Office Depot and Staples. The commission ignored the growth of businesses selling office supplies and other products on the Internet and through manufacturers' ...
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Federal Trade Commission plays lapdog for the Clintons

Washington Times - ‎May 20, 2016‎
The Federal Trade Commission is refusing to investigate Bill and Hillary's Clinton Foundation despite a Congressional request to look into the nonprofit to see if it's operating on behalf of itself, or its members.

Dennis Kucinich files another Federal Trade Commission complaint to save Lakewood Hospital - ‎May 17, 2016‎
LAKEWOOD, Ohio -- Former U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich filed another complaint to the Federal Trade Commission about Lakewood Hospital, calling for more investigation into its sale and closing.

Federal Trade Commission Dodges Marsha Blackburn's Request to Investigate Clinton Foundation

Clarksville Online - ‎May 22, 2016‎
U.S. Congress Washington, D.C. - In April 2016, Congressman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) was joined by twenty-one of her colleagues in sending a letter to Federal Trade Commission (FTC) chairwoman Edith Ramirez asking her to investigate the Clinton ...
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US Federal Trade Commission Clears Air Liquide's Acquisition of Airgas

Yahoo Finance UK - ‎May 13, 2016‎
Air Liquide (Euronext Paris: AI) announced today that the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (the “FTC”) has cleared the acquisition of Airgas (ARG) by Air Liquide, satisfying the final regulatory condition to the closing of the pending acquisition.

Federal Trade Commission Suffers Setback in Campaign to Slow the Rising Tide of Healthcare Consolidations

The National Law Review - ‎May 16, 2016‎
The FTC just suffered a major setback in its concerted efforts to challenge the ever growing number of consolidations in the healthcare industry, failing to secure a preliminary injunction to block a hospital merger in central Pennsylvania.

Mitel Receives US Federal Trade Commission Approval for Proposed Acquisition of Polycom

Investing News Network (press release) (registration) (blog) - ‎May 19, 2016‎
OTTAWA, May 19, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - Mitel (Nasdaq:MITL) (TSX:MNW) a global leader in real-time business, cloud and mobile communications, today announced the early termination of the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust ...

Winner of Federal Trade Commission's Robocall Competition Launches App That Stops Scam Calls, Shows Name and ...

PR Newswire (press release) - ‎May 18, 2016‎
SOUTH AMBOY, N.J., May 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Team RoboKiller, winner of the FTC's anti-robocall competition, today unveiled WhoApp -- a free mobile app that addresses the never-ending question: "Who's calling me now?

Federal Trade Commission demands open competition of implant-grade PEEK - ‎May 17, 2016‎
Evonik Corporation commends the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) recent vote to open competition in the U.S. polyetheretherketone (PEEK) market for implant-grade medical applications and welcomes the opportunity to compete fairly in the U.S.
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Antitrust in the Age of Amazon

New York Times - ‎May 12, 2016‎
That was made clear this week, when the Federal Trade Commission blocked the merger of Office Depot and Staples, in part by drawing elaborate distinctions between who buys pens and printer ink cartridges, and how.
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Sources: Feds taking second look at Google search

Politico - ‎May 11, 2016‎
Federal Trade Commission officials are asking questions again about whether Google has abused its dominance in the Internet search market, a sign that the agency may be taking steps to reopen an investigation it closed more than three years ago, ...
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FTC doubles down on effort to block Hershey-Pinnacle merger - ‎May 12, 2016‎
The Federal Trade Commission on Thursday sought an emergency ruling to halt the merger of PinnacleHealth System and Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

NADA seeks allies to oppose FTC survey

Automotive News - ‎May 22, 2016‎
SAN DIEGO -- The National Automobile Dealers Association is lining up allies for a fight with the Federal Trade Commission over a proposed survey of consumers regarding their experiences trading in, buying and financing vehicles at dealerships.
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FTC Approves Final Order in Lord & Taylor Native Advertising Case

WWD - ‎12 hours ago‎
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The FTC Has Been Busy

Seeking Alpha - ‎17 hours ago‎
The Federal Trade Commission, an independent agency of the U.S. government, has recently been moving to block mergers between large, powerful corporations.
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Boxer Urges Federal Trade Commission to Expedite Study of E-Cigarette Advertising (press release) - ‎May 14, 2016‎
Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) sent a letter to Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez urging the FTC "to expedite their study of marketing of e-cigarettes and immediately take enforcement actions against e-cigarette ...
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Mitel gets FTC regulatory approval to complete Polycom purchase

FierceEnterpriseCommunications - ‎20 hours ago‎
Mitel has overcome one major hurdle holding back the completion of its planned acquisition of Polycom: The company received the official okay from the Federal Trade Commission late last week. As noted in an eWeek article, the FTC's approval means ...

Texas Reps. Burgess and Olson sponsor bills to disrupt the FTC

Southeast Texas Record - ‎21 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON - Two members of the Texas congressional delegation are sponsors of legislation in what has been dubbed the Disrupt Series, a package of 11 bills designed to reform the Federal Trade Commission. Hearings are being held on May 24 on ...

Herbalife: Inability To Settle With FTC Means Guidance Should Be Withdrawn

Seeking Alpha - ‎May 20, 2016‎
Fox Business News' Charlie Gasparino reports yesterday that Herbalife is so far unable to get a settlement done with the FTC. "Terms have not been reached," he stated. Gasparino notes that HLF's offers for settlement have been rejected - QTR thinks ...
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FTC adjusts franchise rule's monetary thresholds

Compliance Week (subscription) (blog) - ‎May 19, 2016‎
The Federal Trade Commission announced it is adjusting three monetary exemption thresholds in its Franchise Rule. The thresholds are used to determine whether the sale of a franchise qualifies for an exemption from the rule, which requires franchisors ...