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 the Members of the House Committee on Appropriations, on the Fiscal Year 2024 State, Foreign Operations, And Related Programs Bill.
The FTC is suing the retail giant for what the agency calls 'non-consensual subscriptions and cancellation trickery.' Is the FTC substituting its judgment for how Amazon should interact with customers?
An increased focus on bank mergers by the Department of Justice ignores the facts about their impact on American consumers.
Comments in response to TTB’s Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding competition in the beer, wine, and spirits industry filed on June 26, 2023.
Comments in response to the Federal Trade Commission; notice of proposed rulemaking to amend the Negative Option Rule filed on June 23, 2023.
The Federal Trade Commission could eliminate millions of small businesses by ending the franchise model as we know it by imposing a ‘joint employer’ model.
The Chamber's comments on best practices of cloud computing providers filed on June 20, 2023.
Expert economic and legal analysis should drive antitrust enforcement. Not political objectives.
This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, opposing S. 1094, the "Journalism Competition and Preservation Act (JCPA) of 2023."