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  • In Washington, a member of the U.S. Senate Intelligence committee asked three federal agencies what steps the government can take to prevent cyber criminals from compromising electronic devices. Senator Mark Warner, a Democrat, sent letters asking DHS, the Federal Communications Commission and Federal Trade Commission if they have adequate tools for...

  • Reed Hundt

    "This is still another case of Donald Trump having a unique view about how our system works," ex-FCC Chairman Reed Hundt tells CNBC.

  • Is AT&T-Time Warner deal a competitive threat?

    Christine Varney, former Assistant Attorney General, head of DOJ Antitrust division and former FTC Commissioner, discusses the antitrust and anti-competition worries surrounding the AT&T-Time Warner merger.

  • Any such transfers would require FCC approval. Despite its big media footprint, Time Warner has only one FCC- regulated broadcast station, WPCH-TV in Atlanta. Any decision to review the deal would be made by regulatory officials at the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission, White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters on Monday.

  • Any such transfers would require FCC approval. Despite its big media footprint, Time Warner has only one FCC- regulated broadcast station, WPCH-TV in Atlanta. Any decision to review the deal would be made by regulatory officials at the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission, White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters on Monday.

  • Will regulators approve a ATT-TWC merger?

    Christopher Sagers, Cleveland State University law professor, discusses the possible antitrust complications of the AT&T-Time Warner merger.

  • Cincinnati, Ohio- based Kroger's hesitation casts uncertainty on the future of the $9.4 billion Walgreens-Rite Aid deal, which need approval from antitrust authorities, who have pushed back against a number of large deals this year. The Federal Trade Commission has told Kroger it would not have the option to close and integrate Rite Aid stores that are near...

  • FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's initial proposal came under harsh criticism from internet service providers such as Verizon Communications Inc, AT&T Inc and Comcast Corp, because it subjected them to more stringent rules than websites like Facebook Inc, Twitter or Alphabet Inc's Google, which are overseen by Federal Trade Commission rules.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 6- U.S. regulators on Thursday called for several reforms to how courts handle patent litigation in an effort to curb what some companies call nuisance lawsuits meant to extract settlements that may not be warranted. The Federal Trade Commission issued a study in response to complaints from high-tech companies and others that patent...

  • FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's initial proposal came under harsh criticism from internet service providers such as Verizon Communications Inc, AT&T Inc and Comcast Corp, because it subjected them to more stringent rules than websites like Facebook Inc, Twitter or Alphabet Inc's Google, which are overseen by Federal Trade Commission rules.

  • Oct 3- A federal judge in Nevada said professional racecar driver Scott Tucker and several of his companies owe $1.27 billion to the Federal Trade Commission after systematically deceiving payday lending customers about the cost of their loans. In a decision late on Friday, Chief Judge Gloria Navarro of the federal court in Las Vegas, Nevada said Tucker was "...

  • WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Oct 3- U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Monday will unveil a plan to make it easier for consumers to take legal action against "bad corporate actors," citing Wells Fargo& Co and Mylan Pharmaceuticals, according to a campaign official. Clinton will call on the U.S. Congress to give agencies such as the Federal Trade Commission, the...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 30- Volkswagen AG confirmed late Friday it will make $1.21 billion in payments to 652 U.S. brand dealers as part of its $16.5 billion diesel emissions settlement to date. Separately, the U.S. Justice Department, Federal Trade Commission and lawyers for owners of 475,000 polluting diesel cars were filing legal papers late Friday asking a federal...

  • JUSTICE DEPARTMENT, FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION ASK FEDERAL JUDGE TO GRANT FINAL APPROVAL TO $14.7 BILLION DIESEL EMISSIONS SETTLEMENT: COURT DOCUMENTS.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 6- New York is investigating whether Mylan Pharmaceuticals violated antitrust laws in its contracts to provide EpiPens to some school systems, state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said in a statement on Tuesday. Senators Richard Blumenthal and Amy Klobuchar asked the Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday to investigate the claims.

  • Mylan NV EpiPen 2-Pak medication

    Two U.S. senators have also asked the Federal Trade Commission to look into Mylan's EpiPen sales to schools.

  • Aug 31- Alere Inc alleges Abbott Laboratories is trying to stymie its planned $5.8 billion takeover of the diagnostics company by purposefully delaying key submissions to anti-trust regulators, according to a lawsuit made public on Tuesday. Alere claims in its complaint that Abbott has avoided responding to a second request by the Federal Trade Commission...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 25- Tesla Motors Inc has won U.S. antitrust approval to buy solar panel installer SolarCity Corp, moving closer to its goal of creating a carbon-free energy and transportation company. The Federal Trade Commission said on Thursday that the deal was approved. Tesla shares closed down 0.7 percent at $220.96 and SolarCity shares ended 0.6 percent...

  • Sen. Klobuchar: Need to systemically change the rules

    Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) discusses the call for the FTC to investigate Mylan and other "bad actors" over drug pricing rules.

  • Sen. Klobuchar: My wish is for a generic EpiPen alternative

    Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) discusses legislation for EpiPen-like generic drugs to be more widely available, pricing controls and drug importation from Canada.