Many years ago, before the turn of the millennium, Staples and Office Depot sought to merge forces to create what would be the Costco of office supplies. Their efforts were stymied by the Federal Trade Commission, which voiced anti-competition concerns. Today, the two companies are still angling for US federal......
The Federal Trade Commission should use its regulatory authority to end this 'unfair, deceptive, and fraudulent practice,' say four congressional Democrats.
Scott Tucker went from rookie to champion racer with funds from a wildly lucrative group of payday lending business. But after years of lawsuits and trouble with the Federal Trade Commission, Tucker was arrested today, and a criminal...Show More Summary
Being gay: totally healthy for you. KELLY O Three states and the District of Columbia have already banned "conversion therapy," the ludicrous, damaging practice of trying to turn gay people straight. The American Psychological Association has thoroughly debunked the idea that therapeutically changing someone's sexuality is even possible. Show More Summary
Four Democratic members of Congress sent a letter to the head of the Federal Trade Commission Monday urging the agency to "take all actions possible" to stop the practice of "conversion therapy" for LGBT youth. The letter, penned by Sens. Show More Summary
Back in 2013, food service giant Sysco proposed a purchase of another foodservice giant, US Foods. After a lengthy engagement, Sysco ultimately dropped the attempted merger, which the Federal Trade Commission wasn’t keen on. Instead of being acquired by a rival, now US Foods wants to hold an initial public offering of its stock to raise more money. You …
It was July 2015, about six months before the Federal Trade Commission released their guidelines on native advertising, when I received this email below from a publisher I love-a publisher that I let into my world and gave them my digital virginity, my email address. Show More Summary
Hasbro and Mattel merger rumors surfaced on Thursday. The two toy giants merging could be a matter for review by the Federal Trade Commission. If the federal government decides a monopoly could materialize, the deal could be thwarted – if the merger murmurings are accurate. Show More Summary
Chris Jay Hoofnagle, Federal Trade Commission Privacy Law and Policy (2016) Review copy. The book will be available on Amazon Feb. 5. This is a detailed, clearly written guide to the FTC, with specific attention to its privacy practices...Show More Summary
The Federal Trade Commission filed a comment on a state law in Georgia to expand the scope of practice for dental hygienists: The comment, submitted by staff of the FTC’s Office of Policy Planning, Bureau of Competition and Bureau of Economics, says that that Georgia House Bill 684 “would likely enhance competition in the provision […]
Companies like Lumosity have been wildly successful in selling online games that they claim will keep your brain sharp and stave off mental decline as you age. But no longer — the Federal Trade Commission has cracked down on Lumosity,...Show More Summary
More and more Americans are complaining about fraudsters hijacking their identities, according to new data released by the Federal Trade Commission Thursday. The agency received over 490,000 identity theft complaints in 2015, a nearly 50 percent jump from the previous year. The primary driver of the bump was an increase in tax-related complaints, according to […]
You may have noticed a surge of articles criticizing the Federal Trade Commission for its innovation-stifling, headline-chasing, out-of-control attacks on business. The timing of these articles, op-eds and jeremiads isn't an accident. (more…)
The Federal Trade Commission filed suit Wednesday against the operators of DeVry University, alleging that the Downers Grove-based for-profit university deceived consumers about the likelihood that students would find jobs in their field of study. In the complaint filed in a federal court in California,...
The school maintains that 90 percent of its graduates who are looking for work find employment in their field. The Federal Trade Commission calls that statement deceptive.
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission filed suit against the operators of DeVry University on Wednesday, alleging that the for-profit education group misled students about their job prospects and potential earnings after graduation. The suit focuses on two claims DeVry made in advertisements on television,...
The Federal Trade Commission sued DeVry Education Group on Wednesday, alleging the for-profit college operator deceived tens of thousands of prospective students with bogus claims about their career prospects. Regulators alleged theShow More Summary
In a press conference on Wednesday, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that it has filed a lawsuit against for-profit college DeVry University claiming it placed deceptive ads about the likelihood that graduates will find job...Show More Summary
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission today filed a lawsuit against one of the largest for-profit colleges, DeVry University, for allegedly misleading students about job placement rates and salaries for the school's graduates. The FTC complaint,...Show More Summary
Lawyers for former CEO, Shkreli, cite probe as reason he’ll invoke 5th to Congress.