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The Federal Trade Commission was established this date in 1914.

On this date in 1789, the U. S. Postal Service was founded.

This Day In History

Marketer Of Pills Claiming To “Prevent & Reverse” Graying Hair Ordered To Refund $391K

Sporting an ashen ‘do can make a person look distinguished — or fashion forward — but there will always be people who want to stave off the gray as long as possible. 309 more words

State, Federal Agencies Crack Down On Companies That Allegedly Facilitate Mail Fraud Of Elderly

Each year, millions of elderly consumers are lured into mail fraud schemes by all-too-attractive claims that they have won unimaginable prizes, like millions of dollars or trips around the world. 2,106 more words

Global Antitrust Institute’s Comments on Draft DOJ-FTC IP Guidelines are on the Mark

The Global Antitrust Institute (GAI) at George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School released today a set of comments on the joint U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) – Federal Trade Commission (FTC) … 628 more words


DOJ and FTC Ask Fifth Circuit To Dismiss Antitrust Appeal

By Miles O. Indest, J.D./M.B.A.

On September 14, 2016, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) filed a joint amicus brief before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, arguing that the court lacks jurisdiction to hear a medical board’s appeal of an antitrust case. 470 more words


Time to Repeal the FTC’s Common Carrier Jurisdictional Exemption (Among Other Things)?

Section 5(a)(2) of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Act authorizes the FTC to “prevent persons, partnerships, or corporations, except . . . common carriers subject to the Acts to regulate commerce . 608 more words

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Forecast for the Week

Housing data dominates, but the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) will garner much of the attention.

  • Housing data kicks off with the NAHB Housing Market Index on Monday, Housing Starts and Building Permits on Tuesday, and Existing Home Sales on Thursday.
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