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  • Senate Judiciary Subcommittee Examines Corporate Competition Laws
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    Corporate Competition Law

    The Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights held a hearing to examine antitrust and corporate competition laws and the differences between how…

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  • Federal Trade Commission on Technology and Reform
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    Federal Trade Commission on Technology and Reform

    Federal Trade Commission chairs talked about technology, reform, and recent efforts to negotiate trade agreements

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  • Regulations at Independent Agencies
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    Regulations at Independent Agencies

    Regulatory agency officials testified about a non-binding request by the White House to reduce and streamline federal regulations. Each disputed the accusation by Chair Stearns that they…

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  • Online Privacy
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    Online Privacy

    Representative Cliff Stearns, chair of the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, spoke at a forum on online privacy. Following his remarks,…

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  • Internet and Online Privacy
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    Internet and Online Privacy

    Federal Trade Commission Chairman William Kovacic talked about policy issues related to the Internet and online privacy. Topics included advertising through search engines, the future of Internet “spam,” and a…

    189 views
  • Consumer Information and the Mortgage Market
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    Consumer Information and the Mortgage Market

    Following opening remarks by Federal Trade Commission Chairman William Kovacic, a roundtable discussion was held on the relationship between consumer information and the mortgage market…

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  • Telemarketing Fraud
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    Telemarketing Fraud

    At Federal Trade Commission headquarters a joint press conference was held to announce the results of “Operation Tele-PHONEY,” a joint operation of the FTC with more than 30 law enforcement partners…

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  • Cigarette Tar and Nicotine Ratings
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    Cigarette Tar and Nicotine Ratings

    Witnesses testified about the Food and Drug Administration’s tar and nicotine rating system on cigarettes, claims made by tobacco companies based on the rating system, the accuracy of…

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  • Gasoline Prices
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    Gasoline Prices

    Witnesses testified about energy industry issues and economic policy. Among the topics they addressed were rising gasoline prices, oil company profits, and consumer perceptions of the oil…

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  • Fiscal Year 2008 Federal Trade Commission Budget
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    Fiscal Year 2008 Federal Trade Commission Budget

    Commissioners testified about the proposed fiscal year 2008 budget for the Federal Trade Commission as well as commission operations, goals, and initiatives for improving international…

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  • Communications Law and Network Neutrality
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    Communications Law and Network Neutrality

    Witnesses testified about the state of competition and innovation in the telecommunications industry and proposed changes in laws governing network neutrality. They focused on proposals to…

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  • Fuel Costs
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    Fuel Costs

    Witnesses testified about fuel price stability, including supply, demand and cost of fuel.

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  • US Antitrust Law
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    U.S. Antitrust Law

    Mr. Kovacic talked about the role of the federal government in breaking up corporations, including the break up of AT&T in the 1980s, and the current Microsoft lawsuit. He also responded to…

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  • Antitrust Law Fundamentals
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    Antitrust Law Fundamentals

    In the wake of a finding that Microsoft had violated the Sherman Antitrust Act, legal experts spoke about antitrust laws and how they are applied and enforced. Among the topics they…

    676 views
  • Price Competition in the Airline Industry
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    Price Competition in the Airline Industry

    Transportation and legal specialists discussed the pricing practices of major carriers and their possible violation of anti-trust laws.

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  • Telecommunications Mergers Public Interest
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    Telecommunications Mergers: Public Interest

    Consumer activists argued against a proposed merger between SBC Communications and Ameritech claiming that in other such mergers telephone service deteriorated.

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  • Washington Journal Feature
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    Washington Journal Feature

    Professor Kovacic talked about the antitrust suit brought by the Department of Justice against Primestar. He also answered viewer calls, faxes and electronic mail.

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  • Supreme Court Term Review
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    Supreme Court Term Review

    Mr. Seidman and Mr. Kovacic discussed the 1990 term of the Supreme Court, and the judicial activism or lack thereof displayed by the current Supreme Court. The two law professors also…

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  • Antitrust emCalifornia v American Storesem
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    Antitrust: California v. American Stores

    In California v. American Stores, the Court was unanimous in deciding to give more antitrust powers to the states. This decision enables individual states to challenge mergers.

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