Republican FTC commissioners ask White House for evidence on gasoline price probe request

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Two Republicans on the Federal Trade Commission asked the White House on Tuesday to disclose any “mounting evidence” of wrongdoing behind high retail gasoline prices after President Joe Biden urged the agency to dig deeper into possible “illegal conduct” in the market. FTC Commissioners Noah Phillips and Christine Wilson asked the administration to share the evidence “so that we might consider how to proceed.” Last week, Biden told FTC Chair Lina Khan there was “mounting evidence of anti-consumer behavior by oil and gas companies” and he urged the commission to “further e…

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