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Leemore Dafny, deputy director for health care and antitrust with the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) Bureau of Economics, in Washington, D.C., on May 14, 2013

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Leemore Dafny, deputy director for health care and antitrust with the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) Bureau of Economics, in Washington, D.C., on May 14, 2013

Obamacare Has Roots in a Passion

When Leemore Dafny wants to accomplish something, the Northwestern University economist finds a way to make it happen. Dafny wanted to determine whether health insurance markets are competitive. She got hold of a robust data source and, in a 2010...

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Federal Trade Commission Chairman Jon Leibowitz holds up an iPad as he speaks during a news conference regarding the agency's 21-month-long investigation on Google on Jan. 3, 2013 at the FTC headquarters in Washington.

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Federal Trade Commission Chairman Jon Leibowitz holds up an iPad as he speaks during a news conference regarding the agency's 21-month-long investigation on Google on Jan. 3, 2013 at the FTC headquarters in Washington.

Google Helped Honor FTC Chairman While Agency Probed Company

Google Inc. contributed $25,000 to honor the outgoing chairman of the Federal Trade Commission while under investigation by the agency for antitrust violations, Senate records show. Filings show Google gave the money to Common Sense Media Inc., an advocacy group...

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The Xbox Microsoft booth during the E3 gaming conference.

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The Xbox Microsoft booth during the E3 gaming conference.

Washington Daybook: Xbox Election

Two institutions that have seen steep declines in popularity — Congress and Facebook — are being teamed up to make legislation fun again. Rocket Surgeon Entertainment executives head to Capitol Hill today to show off the start-up’s political Facebook game,...

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