Free and efficient financial markets are essential to a diverse and growing economy. They allow businesses to succeed and individuals to build financial security. To support that system, we need smart regulation that ensures access to capital and credit, enables companies to go public, incentivizes innovation, and provides choice and access for investors while protecting consumers.
Federal regulators are getting ready to implement new rules for banks. The result could be less credit and slower growth for American business.
This timeline shows the ways in which Chairwoman Khan has moved to silence dissent at the FTC and consolidated power in ways that call into question the independence of the agency.
The Federal Trade Commission’s lawsuit against Amazon poses some internal inconsistencies with the company’s practices and the agency’s rules.
- How Bank Mergers Promote CompetitionBank mergers help drive innovation and access to products and services for consumers. But proposed legislation could stifle deals at a time when new technologies and entrants are creating more competition than ever before.
- Why Selling Your Business Might Get HarderProposed antitrust legislation could impact the ability of everyone from individual entrepreneurs to multi-million-dollar companies to be acquired.
- 3 Things You Need to Know About Stock BuybacksWith the potential for new legislative developments, now is a good time to take a closer look at stock buybacks: what they are, what they do, what motivates a company to make investment decisions, and who benefits when companies buy back their stock.
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This Hill letter was sent to Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee ahead of the hearing entitled “Reining in Dominant Digital Platforms: Restoring Competition to Our Digital Markets.”
The FTC’s proposed noncompete ban will have wide-reaching impacts across our economy. Here’s what businesses are telling us about how they would be impacted.
This Hill letter was sent to Senators Warren and Whitehouse on the Chamber's stance on the FTC’s ban of noncompete clauses.
This Coalition letter was sent to the Members of the United States Congress, opposing the Federal Trade Commission's proposed rule on noncompete agreements.
Is the Federal Trade Commission working foreign authorities to deny due process?
FTC response to Chamber FOIA request for all records between the FTC and the European Commission or other foreign jurisdictions related to the Illumina-Grail transaction.
This Hill letter was sent to Senator Tim Scott supporting the “Prohibiting IRS Financial Surveillance Act.”
Congress must refrain from granting the Commission any further rulemaking or enforcement authority until it conducts a thorough investigation and oversight and puts forward reasonable guardrails around agency activity.