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Federal Trade Commission

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By custom, the Senate minority leader has broad authority to name commissioners to independent agencies. Schumer must select Democrats willing to take on corporate power. Read more

Politics

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A conference featuring a who’s who of Silicon Valley defenders preaches to the converted, with Trump antitrust regulators participating. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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In this Capitol Forum report, the merger of Roche and Spark Therapeutics, which could squash a cure for hemophilia while allowing Roche’s medication for it to thrive, is poised to be approved. Read more

Economic Policy

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The agency’s antitrust investigation of Facebook is ongoing. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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Corporate power can be neutralized if federal agencies simply used the prodigious authority they’ve been granted. Read more

Day One Agenda

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Victims get an email clearly intended to throttle cash awards for the data breach. A bunch of lawyers stand to gain $80 million in the exchange. Read more

Economic Policy

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Commissioner Rohit Chopra dissented from a fine against Google for violations of child privacy laws, but the FTC redacted his explanation of how the fine was smaller than the earnings from the violations. Read more

Books, Arts and Culture

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FOIAs of the Federal Trade Commission’s back-and-forth with Google make clear it’s less a regulator than a helpful pal. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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Is the Federal Trade Commission using the same deceptive advertising practices it’s supposed to police? Read more

Energy and the Environment

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The FTC admitted taking a higher settlement figure from Facebook in exchange for declining to depose Mark Zuckerberg. Read more

Law and Justice

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The day after one regulator announces an investigation into Big Tech, another gives Facebook a wet kiss. It’s all part of a pattern. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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Two missed opportunities from the Federal Trade Commission, on Google and Facebook, led us to the monopoly crisis we face today. Read more

Law and Justice

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Why those calls on your phone are more than a nuisance Read more

Energy and the Environment

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The administration’s welcome proposal to break up pharmacy benefit managers Read more

Money, Politics and Power