Home alone: The Tipline for 20 November 2020

Buying a home comes with several uncertainties. Is it big enough? Does the world’s worst death metal band rehearse next door? Did Macaulay Culkin leave rigged booby traps behind? The Department of Justice cannot help you with those questions, but it did reach a settlement with the largest US real estate trade association on Thursday to make the home-buying process a bit more transparent. Also in Tipline, the head of the Senate antitrust subcommittee seeks to eliminate the Federal Trade Commission’s bureau of competition as FTC commissioner Christine Wilson hints at how Democratic leadership at the agency may look.

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