(Reuters) - U.S. antitrust regulators are preparing to block Staples Inc's acquisition of smaller rival Office Depot Inc, the New York Post reported on Monday. The Federal Trade Commission may delay its decision on the deal again, seeking more concession from Staples, NY Post reported, citing two people familiar with the matter. Show More Summary
ZUFFA, parent company of Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), is not running a mixed martial arts (MMA) monopoly, according to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), despite all sorts of claims to the contrary. The investigation, re-opened...Show More Summary
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
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
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
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
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
The Federal Trade Commission’s data-security enforcement efforts have received a setback—at the hands of the commission’s own in-house judge.
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 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 […]
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.
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 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
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
US Federal Trade Commission has no objection to Treasury's $US552m purchase of most of Diageo's assets.
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, […]
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 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
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
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said that as Serbia prepares to join the European Union, the European Commission wants it to abandon the free trade area (FTA) agreement signed by Russia and the then Federal Republic of Yugoslavia in 2000.