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There Is Now Nothing to Stand in the Way of the World’s Largest Beer Merger

Despite a recent crackdown by the US Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission on a spate of mergers, the US government has now officially approved the incorporation of these two beer giants.

FTC moves against Herbalife, but leaves a question: Why is this company still allowed in business?

The legal complaint and settlement with Herbalife unveiled Friday by the Federal Trade Commission answers several questions about the Los Angeles-based nutritional supplement marketing company, but leaves the most important question wide open. The answered questions involve Herbalife’s business...

Egg on Pershing Square's Herbalife Short

After months and months of mud raking and bravado in the financial press and no shortage of fear inducing presentations from the likes of Square Hedge Fund Manager Bill Ackman, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has settled with supplement company Herbalife. Since late 2012, Bill Ackman focused his cross hairs [...]

FTC lets Nest off the hook over Revolv IoT hub bricking shame

US watchdog puts out advisory for other smart home makers The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has decided not to move forward with an investigation into smart-home company Nest and its decision to end support for the Revolv hub.…

The Government Is Finally Punishing Herbalife

The Federal Trade Commission has finally closed its investigation into Herbalife—the nutritional-supplement company and multilevel-marketing business whose critics have accused it of being a pyramid scheme. That unsavory term is precisely...Show More Summary

Death To Herbalife IG Hustlers: FCC Rules Company Must Pay $200 Million In Misrepresentation Settlement

…According to the New York Times: The Federal Trade Commission, in announcing the settlement with Herbalife on Friday, had strong words for the company that call into question some of its longstanding distribution practices. “This settlement will require Herbalife to

ACKMAN: Actually, Herbalife is a pyramid scheme

Bill Ackman is digging in. After the Federal Trade Commission on Friday reached a settlement with Herbalife — the multilevel marketing company — Ackman's hedge fund said the findings "constitute a pyramid scheme." The FTC specifically didn't call Herbalife a pyramid scheme. Show More Summary

Herbalife Agrees To Pay $200M Settlement, Change Business Practices

Herbalife Ltd. has agreed to pay $200 million to consumers and change its business practices to settle a two-year federal investigation triggered by allegations by activist investor Bill Ackman. The Federal Trade Commission announced the settlement Friday, saying the Los Angeles company's compensation...

The epic war between Bill Ackman and Carl Icahn is over, and Icahn won (HLF)

Bad news for Bill Ackman. The Federal Trade Commission on Friday reached an agreement with multilevel marketing firm Herbalife, that kept it from being labeled a pyramid scheme. Ackman, the founder of Pershing Square Capital Management,...Show More Summary

Herbalife Scores Huge Victory In Its Bill Ackman Battle With FTC Settlement

The Federal Trade Commission has not determined that Herbalife is a pyramid scheme or fraud like Bill Ackman had alleged for years, delivering a blow to the billionaire hedge fund manager.

The FTC has decided that Herbalife isn't a pyramid scheme and its shares are soaring (HLF)

The Federal Trade Commission has concluded that Herbalife is not a pyramid scheme. In a release on Friday, the FTC said Herbalife, a multilevel marketing firm that sells nutritional supplements, will restructure its operations and pay...Show More Summary

Elizabeth Warren Backs Government Investigation of Airbnb, Short-Term Rental Sites

The Massachusetts Democratic senator is urging the Federal Trade Commission to look into the industry's business practices. Here's why.

Shadow Of Mordor Is In Trouble With The U.S. Government, Get The Details

It looks like Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment may not have been totally transparent when it came to promoting Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor, leading to a complaint from the Federal Trade Commission that could lead to stricter practices in the future.

Democratic Senators Are Now Urging the Government to Scrutinize Airbnb

A trio of Democratic U.S. senators wrote to the Federal Trade Commission on Wednesday morning to request a study of how Airbnb and similar companies are easing the conversion of residential dwellings into unregulated hotel rooms. The letter, signed by sens. Show More Summary

PewDiePie is pissed at coverage of the Warner Bros. 'pay for play' settlement

LOS ANGELES — PewDiePie bashed reporters Wednesday for singling him out in articles about the Federal Trade Commission and Warner Bros. "pay for play" settlement." In a video uploaded Wednesday — titled "THE PEWDIEPIE 'SCANDAL'!!" —Show More Summary

FTC rules on Warner Bros. paying PewDiePie, others for positive coverage of Shadow of Mordor

The Federal Trade Commission and Warner Bros. have reached a settlement following an FTC charge that the publisher failure to alert consumers that it paid numerous YouTube personalities to post positive impressions of gameplay of 2013's...Show More Summary

Warner Bros. Settles With FTC After Failing To Fully Disclose Sponsored Videos With PewDiePie, Others

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the nation’s consumer protection agency, announced that it has reached a settlement with Warner Bros. Home Entertainment after the company was charged with paying influencers -- including YouTube’s...Show More Summary

Feds: Warner Bros. agrees to settle charges it misled gamers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Trade Commission says Warner Bros. has agreed to settle charges that it deceived consumers by not properly disclosing that it paid those with big followings on YouTube and social media to promote a video game. The government says Warner Bros. Show More Summary

Warner Bros. "misled" with paid-for positive Shadow of Mordor videos

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor publisher Warner Bros. has been rapped by the US Federal Trade Commission for deceiving customers with a paid-for YouTube promotion. Numerous YouTube "influencers" were paid thousands of dollars to generate positive promotional content featuring Shadow of Mordor. Show More Summary

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