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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

5 days agoIndustries / 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

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

last weekHumor / 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

last weekNews : 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

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.

How To Protect Your Child From Identity Theft

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is hosting Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week from January 25 - 29, with a series of events aimed at educating consumers. Tax identity fraud occurs when someone uses your Social Security number to get a tax refund or a job. You’re probably aware of your [...]

Leaked Emails From Dish Network Following Their Potential $24 Billion Fine

2 weeks agoHumor : Funny or Die

Leaked Emails From Dish Network Follo... This is what is looks like when you realize you are so so so fucked. Submitted by: Matt Klinman Regular Keywords: Dish Network Satellite TV Fine FTC Federal Trade Commission Do Not Call List Telemarketing...Show More Summary

ETrade Partners With TipRanks: Clients Can Now Track Performance of Pundits' Recommendations

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 14: Traders work the floor of the New York Stock Exchange as Helbalife stocks are traded on March 14, 2014 in New York City. The Federal Trade Commission is investigating the Califrornia-based company. The company has been the target of a short-sale campaign by hedge [...]

The case for looking to the states, not the federal government, to protect your privacy

2 weeks agoTechnology : Post Tech

A year ago, President Obama stood behind a podium at the Federal Trade Commission and called for legislation that would set a single national standard for when companies have to tell consumers that their personal information was stolen or misused. "Right now, almost every state has a different law on this, and it’s confusing for […]

General Motors, Tesla Spar Over Electric Car Sales

At a one-day workshop Tuesday sponsored by the Federal Trade Commission to discuss the future of automobile dealers in the U.S., executives from General Motors and Tesla jabbed at each other over electric car sales. GM CEO and Chairwoman...Show More Summary

Staples, Office Depot Extend Merger Deadline To Fight Antitrust Lawsuit

Just because the Federal Trade Commission went to court in an effort to block the pending merger of Staples and Office Depot, doesn’t mean the companies are putting the mega-deal behind them. In fact, the office-supply chains have extend the contract for their proposed $6.3 billion merger to allow more time to placate antitrust regulators.  Office Depot and Staples …

Staples, Office Depot buy time to fight merger-related lawsuit

(Reuters) - Staples Inc said it would give itself three more months before calling off its proposed $6.3 billion-acquisition of Office Depot Inc, giving the companies time to fight an antitrust lawsuit with the Federal Trade Commission. Show More Summary

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