Category Archives: FTC

Commodity Markets’ Enforcement Landscape to Shift With Federal Trade Commission’s Launch of First Crude Oil Investigation Under 2007 Law

Today, Senator Jay Rockefeller announced that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has agreed to start an investigation into oil and gasoline markets and the impact on retail prices.  In a letter to Senator Rockefeller announcing the investigation, the FTC indicated … Continue reading

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MarketWatch: USFTC Says Gas up due to Normal Market Action

By Tennille Tracy The U.S. Federal Trade Commission, one of the federal agencies involved in the Obama administration’s new investigation of rising gasoline prices, determined just a few days before being named part of the investigation that prices are going … Continue reading

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Financial Times: Getting Swap Definitions Right

Cadwalader partner Gregory Mocek was quoted today, in the Financial Times online, on how the FTC and CFTC are close to resolving the issue of how to define over-the-counter (OTC) swaps. Gregory said, “Turf battles are generally manufactured by agencies … Continue reading

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