FTC Approves Final Order Preserving Competition in Worldwide Market for RF Power Amplifiers

Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that NXP Semiconductors N.V.’s $11.8 billion acquisition of Freescale Semiconductor Ltd. would likely harm competition in the worldwide market for RF power amplifiers. Under the order, first announced in November 2015, NXP is required to divest all its assets […]

FTC Approves Final Order Settling Charges that Commercial Trucking Services Company Invited Competitor to Allocate Customers

Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that Drug Testing Compliance Group, LLC, an Idaho-based company that provides drug and alcohol testing and other services to commercial trucking companies and their drivers, illegally invited one of its competitors to enter into a customer allocation agreement. Under […]

FTC to Hold Telephone Media Availability to Announce Major Advance in Helping Victims Recover from Identity Theft

Please note: This is a phone-in event only. There will be no webcast or live press conference. The Federal Trade Commission will host a phone-in media availability today at 2 p.m. EST to announce a major step forward in efforts to help victims of identity theft recover from this pernicious crime. The agency also will […]

GM, Jim Koons Management, and Lithia Motors Inc. Settle FTC Actions Charging That Their Used Car Inspection Program Ads Failed to Adequately Disclose Unrepaired Safety Recalls

Note: A conference call for media with Jessica Rich, Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, was held: Date: Jan. 28, 2016Time: 1 p.m. ET Rich and FTC staff took questions from the media about the case. General Motors Company, Jim Koons Management and Lithia Motors Inc. have agreed to settle separate Federal Trade […]

FTC Announces Significant Enhancements to IdentityTheft.gov

Note: A conference call for media with FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez was held as follows: Date: Jan. 28, 2016Time: 2 p.m. ET Ramirez and FTC staff took questions from the media about the new site. Broadcast media, please also note that B-roll video is available on FTC.gov or by contacting the FTC Office of Public […]

FTC Brings Enforcement Action Against DeVry University

Note: A conference call for media with FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez and Under Secretary of Education Ted Mitchell was held: Date: Jan. 27, 2016Time: 1 p.m. ET Ramirez, Mitchell and FTC and Department of Education staff took questions from the media about their actions. The Federal Trade Commission has filed suit against the operators of […]

FTC Postpones Identity Theft Press Conference Due to Government Closure & DC Weather Conditions

The Federal Trade Commission has postponed a planned press conference at its headquarters in Washington, D.C., which was scheduled for today – Tuesday, Jan. 26, at 12:30 p.m. ET – to announce a major step forward in efforts to help victims of identity theft recover from this pernicious crime.  The press conference has been postponed […]

POSTPONED: FTC to Announce Major Advance in Helping Victims Recover from Identity Theft

The FTC has postponed the Identity Theft Press Conference due to the government closure & DC weather conditions. The Federal Trade Commission will host a press conference at its headquarters in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, Jan. 26, at 12:30 p.m. ET to announce a major step forward in efforts to help victims of identity theft […]

FTC Announces New Clayton Act Monetary Thresholds for 2016

As required by law, the Federal Trade Commission has revised the monetary thresholds that determine whether companies are required to notify federal antitrust authorities about a transaction under Section 7A of the Clayton Act. The FTC has also revised the monetary thresholds that trigger prohibitions on certain interlocking directorates under Section 8 of the Clayton […]