federal trade commission

Consumer advocates raise red flags over Trump's top agency picks

Consumer advocates raised big concerns this week about the two top officials the Trump administration has appointed to protect Americans from fraud, claiming one has no related experience and that the other won't be able to go after companies like Equifax, Facebook, Amazon and Verizon because of his work in the private sector.

Whitaker linked to 'scam' company shut down by government

Matthew Whitaker, the acting US attorney general, was on the advisory board of a Florida company that was shut down by the Federal Trade Commission and served with a $26 million judgment earlier this year for what court documents called "a scam that has bilked thousands of consumers out of millions of dollars."

What makes monopoly in age of Amazon?

It's not often that a government agency decides to do a wholesale rethink of how to do its job. But that's what's happening at the Federal Trade Commission.