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Report: FTC closes second investigation into UFC parent company Zuffa

A second Federal Trade Commission investigation into the business practices of UFC parent Zuffa was closed this week, according to a report today from the Las Vegas Review Journal.Filed under: News, UFC

Google donated $760K to a university that wrote pro-Google policy papers (GOOG)

Between 2011 and 2003, when the U.S. Federal Trade Commission was investigating Google for various business practices, including whether it illegally favored its own services in search results, the search giant donated a hunk of money to forge close ties with influential academic figures. Show More Summary

Advocacy Groups Lambast Big Brands and YouTube for Junk Food Ads Aimed at Kids

A pair of advocacy groups today took YouTube and major brands to task for junk-food videos allegedly appearing on the YouTube Kids smartphone app, asking the Federal Trade Commission to investigate their practices. The Campaign for Commercial-Free...Show More Summary

Fedex, TNT win U.S. approval to merge

By Diane Bartz WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Tennessee-based Fedex Corp and Dutch counterpart TNT Express have won U.S. antitrust permission to merge, according to a listing of approved deals the Federal Trade Commission issued on Tuesday.Show More Summary

Cross-Device Tracking: How the Ad Industry Will Follow You Wherever You Go

It’s called “cross-device tracking,” and you’re probably going to start hearing a lot more about it. No IP address is an island As participants at a workshop hosted by the Federal Trade Commission Monday in Washington explained, the basic problem here is one you experience every time you fumble for the right charger or cable: We use too many devices. Show More Summary

Federal Trade Commission Loses Data Security Ruling

The Federal Trade Commission’s data-security enforcement efforts have received a setback—at the hands of the commission’s own in-house judge.

Businesses can actually sue you for posting negative reviews — and now Congress is fighting back

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

In late September, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) filed a complaint against two marketers of weight-loss supplements – Roca Labs, Inc and Roca Labs Nutraceutical USA, Inc. According to the FTC, Roca Labs, Inc “allegedly made baseless claims for their products, and then threatened to enforce...

For Profit College, Student Loan Default, and the Economic Impact of Student Loans

For Profit Goes on Probation The University of Phoenix has been placed on probation by the Department of Defense preventing the university from recruiting on military bases. The probation comes after the Federal Trade Commission and the California Attorney General’s investigation into the University of Phoenix recruiting methods, its high costs, and the resulting poor […]

FTC tells wipes-maker to back up 'flushable' claims, not city sewers

The Federal Trade Commission wants a wipes-maker to stop misleading customers if it can't prove its products are "flushable." A good thing for the city, considering how detrimental the wipes have... To view the full story, click the title link.

Suburban couple ordered to pay $6.4M for payday loan debt collection scheme

A Federal Trade Commission crackdown on the debt collection industry has resulted in a $6.4 million settlement for victims of a suburban Chicago couple who ran a phantom payday loan debt collection scheme, authorities said Wednesday. Charles and Chantelle Dickey of Oswego were ordered to pay the...

The Federal Government Is Rapidly Shutting Down ‘Rogue’ Debt Collectors

The Federal Trade Commission has teamed up with various government agencies to find and shut down deceptive and illegal debt collection companies. On Wednesday, the FTC said it has halted the operations of three debt collection agencies...Show More Summary

Authorities Shut Down 5 Shady Debt Collectors, Secure $6.5M In Relief

The Federal Trade Commission teamed up with two states to put an end to five unscrupulous debt collection operations that illegally deceived millions of Americans. The actions, made under the “Operation Collection Protection” initiative...Show More Summary

Treasury Wine wins US buy approval

US Federal Trade Commission has no objection to Treasury's $US552m purchase of most of Diageo's assets.

The Great Escape, Lawsuit Edition

This week, Sprint agreed to pay nearly $3 million in government fines after being caught by the Federal Trade Commission for cheating and deceiving people with low credit scores.  As the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection explained, “Sprint failed to give many consumers required information about why they were placed in a more costly program, […]

Caught Between The Lawyers and The Deep Blue Sea

My father was a government lawyer.  He worked for the Federal Trade Commission and  eventually became the Chief Administrative Law Judge at the Department of Labor.  Once, when I was ten, he took me and my cousin, Jimmy, to a hearing in Philadelphia.  What I remember most was Jimmy and I trying very hard not to laugh. […] .

Walmart forced to remove “Made in the U.S.A.” label from website

Walmart has removed “Made in the ” logos from online product listings after an Federal Trade Commission (FTC) investigation and accusations of consumer deception. Watchdog group Truth in Advertising issued a report this summer saying...Show More Summary

FDLI symposium part 2: First Amendment/Commercial Speech

3 weeks agoIndustries / Law : 43(B)log

Session 2: Constraints on Commercial Speech and the First Amendment Moderator: Richard Cleland, Assistant Director, Federal Trade Commission, Bureau of Consumer Protection Tracing the FTC’s Line Between Advertising and Free Speech Katie Bond, Senior Associate, Kelley Drye FTC can only go after commercial speech. Show More Summary

Sprint Agrees to Settle FTC Charges for $2.95M

Sprint will pay the Federal Trade Commission a fine of $2.95 million for failing to properly disclose extra monthly fees billed to customers with lower credit scores. Between November 2013 and June 2014, Sprint enrolled customers with...Show More Summary

Sprint will pay $3 million after allegedly not fully explaining why it charged people with bad credit more

last monthTechnology : Post Tech

The Federal Trade Commission said Wednesday that Sprint would pay a $2.95 million penalty to settle charges that it didn't properly notify customers with low credit scores about why they were being placed in a special program that included an extra monthly fee. Those customers were placed in Sprint's "Account Spending Limit" program which cost an extra $7.99 a […]

Sprint To Pay $2.95M Over Claims It Violated The Fair Credit Reporting Act

Under the Federal Trade Commission’s Fair Credit Reporting Act, companies are required to inform consumers when they are offered services with less favorable terms than those offered to consumers with better credit standing. That apparently...Show More Summary

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