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Staples, Offife Depot Merger Approved by European Commission

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......

Congress Members Urge FTC to Stop 'Ex-Gay' Therapy

The Federal Trade Commission should use its regulatory authority to end this 'unfair, deceptive, and fraudulent practice,' say four congressional Democrats.

Illegal 700% Interest Payday Loans Paid For Scott Tucker To Go Racing: Indictment

2 days agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

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

Could the Federal Trade Commission Ban Gay "Conversion Therapy" for Good?

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

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

Members Of Congress Urge Ban On Gay Conversion Therapy

2 days agoNews : Huffington Post

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

US Foods Plans Public Stock Offering After Failed Merger With Sysco

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 …

If The Content Is Dope, That's All That Matters

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 Mattel Merger? Toy Giants Could Be Merging

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

Reading list: Hoofnagle on FTC Privacy Law

last weekIndustries / Law : 43(B)log

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 nitty gritty of cost control

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 […]

Here's what the science really says about whether brain training helps keep you sharp

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

Why so few identity theft victims turn to the government for help

2 weeks agoTechnology : Post Tech

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 […]

The surveillance business model goes to war against the FTC

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

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…)

FTC files suit accusing DeVry of deceiving consumers

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,...

For-Profit DeVry University Is Sued Over Employment Figure Claims

2 weeks agoNews : The Two-Way

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.

U.S. files suit against DeVry University, alleging students were misled

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,...

Feds Sue DeVry University, Alleging For-Profit College Misled Students

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

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

FTC sues DeVry, claims it counted a grad who was a rural mail carrier as working in 'technical management'

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

Federal Trade Commission Sues For-Profit DeVry For Deceiving Students

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

Federal Trade Commission now probing Turing’s notorious drug pricing

Lawyers for former CEO, Shkreli, cite probe as reason he’ll invoke 5th to Congress.

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