Business

DOJ Approves the Google-ITA Merger but More Antitrust Scrutiny May Be Waiting in the Wings

DOJ Approves the Google-ITA Merger but More Antitrust Scrutiny May Be Waiting in the Wings

The FTC may investigate Google’s practices after the company settles with the DOJ.

Google, Microsoft, and Monopoly Probe: Does Attitude Mean Anything?

Google, Microsoft, and Monopoly Probe: Does Attitude Mean Anything?

Corporate culture affects how antitrust regulators and judges perceive the actions of corporations.

President Obama Wins Praise from Business

President Obama Wins Praise from Business

The President reaches out to the business community in an effort to stake out a middle ground.

Debate Heats Up Over Regulation’s Costs to the Economy

Debate Heats Up Over Regulation’s Costs to the Economy

State and federal policymakers are scrutinizing regulations for the costs they may impose on the recovering economy.

The Dodd-Frank Dilemma

The Dodd-Frank Dilemma

Law gives regulators more responsibility, so agencies need to keep new regulations simple and find ways to attract talented staff.

FTC Loses Bid to Block Labcorp-Westcliff Merger

FTC Loses Bid to Block Labcorp-Westcliff Merger

Two clinical testing laboratories may now merge after judges reject the FTC’s arguments for blocking the merger.

Dodd-Frank Implementation Faces Strong Congressional Opposition

Dodd-Frank Implementation Faces Strong Congressional Opposition

Members of Congress introduce legislation to roll back Dodd-Frank and limit funds appropriated to financial regulatory agencies.

Federal Reserve Rule Restricts Mortgage Brokers’ Compensation

Federal Reserve Rule Restricts Mortgage Brokers’ Compensation

Federal Reserve issues a new rule to protect consumers from unfair mortgage practices.

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Updates Website

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Updates Website

New consumer protection agency prepares to assume its responsibilities in July.

Balancing Confidentiality and Transparent Reporting of Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Balancing Confidentiality and Transparent Reporting of Greenhouse Gas Emissions

EPA and the EU differ over how to respect confidential business information while enforcing environmental regulation.

Dannon Settles FTC Action by Dropping Certain Health Benefit Claims

Dannon Settles FTC Action by Dropping Certain Health Benefit Claims

Yogurt producer pays $21 million to states following investigation of product health claims.

The Justice Department’s “Imminent” Decision on the Google-ITA Merger

The Justice Department’s “Imminent” Decision on the Google-ITA Merger

Justice Department decides whether to allow online search giant to buy leading travel search provider.