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InMobi Fined $950K by FTC For Tracking Consumer Location Without Permission!

InMobi, a Singapore & India based startup founded by Indian techies is in soup as the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) slapped a civil penalty for which InMobi will has consented to pay $950,000. FTC has charged InMobi with invading...Show More Summary

Ackman releases new Herbalife video; stock climbs

By Svea Herbst-Bayliss BOSTON (Reuters) - Billionaire investor William Ackman revved up his campaign against Herbalife on Monday as investors await the outcome of a U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) probe into the business practices of the nutritional supplements maker. Show More Summary

Is the FTC About to Ban Hotel Resort Fees?

An alarming rise in mandatory resort fees is pushing the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to consider a change to its four-year-old policy on the controversial surcharges. In 2012, the federal government’s consumer protection agency allowed...Show More Summary

Insurers, Hospitals Hope Obamacare Saves Their Mergers

The Federal Trade Commission and Justice Department are challenging insurance and hospital mergers the dealmakers say will help Americans covered under the Affordable Care Act

Obama's poster child for the American manufacturing revival is in hot water with the FTC

President Obama frequently brags about Detroit-based Shinola, claiming its watches, bicycles, and other goods assembled in the US are a symbol of a revival in American manufacturing. Unfortunately, the Federal Trade Commission seemsShow More Summary

More bad anti-trust news

Some bad news from Chicago regarding anti-trust law: Two large Chicago-area hospital systems will be allowed to move forward with a merger despite the Federal Trade Commission’s opposition. After a six-day hearing in April, a federal court judge in Chicago ruled Tuesday in favor of Advocate Health Care and NorthShore University HealthSystem in the legal […]

Brand journalism: sponsored content/the 1A

last weekIndustries / Law : 43(B)log

Brand Journalism, Sponsored Content and the First Amendment Moderator: Scott Dailard, Cooley LLP Mary K. Engle, Federal Trade Commission, Associate Director, Division of Advertising Practices: We’re going to proceed as if there is a commercial/noncommercial divide. Show More Summary

Me too please! FTC wants in on US federal IoT dialogue

As more US government departments and lawmakers wake up to the growing influence of the Internet of Things (IoT), the Federal Trade Commission says they want in on the regulatory conversation. As reported by Pymnts.com, the FTC has decided to stick its oar in the IoT waters by issuing an official response on IoT in a call... Show More Summary

Signs point toward FTC approving Walgreens-Rite Aid merger

President Obama’s regulators may have found a controversial merger they can support. There were growing signs on Thursday that the Federal Trade Commission will approve Walgreens $17 billion acquisition of Rite-Aid — a combo of the No. Show More Summary

How To Deal With Errors On Credit Reports

An alarming number of credit reports have errors in them. According to one study by the Federal Trade Commission, roughly 1 in 20 are affected. Worried? If not, you should be. Credit reports can represent you in a number of ways. Employers, landlords and lenders can examine your files to determine whether or not they want to do business with you. Show More Summary

US government agency's own numbers predict virtually no gains from TPP

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

The United States International Trade Commission, "an independent, bipartisan, quasi-judicial, federal agency of the United States that provides trade expertise to both the legislative and executive branches," has just tabled a deep,...Show More Summary

FTC workshop on disclosures, Sept. 15

3 weeks agoIndustries / Law : 43(B)log

Putting Disclosures to the Test SEP 15, 2016 CONSTITUTION CENTER 400 7th St SW, Washington, DC 20024 EVENT DESCRIPTION The Federal Trade Commission will host a public workshop in Washington, DC on September 15, 2016 to examine the testing...Show More Summary

The Wrong Way to Protect Americans' Privacy Online

For many years, the Federal Trade Commission has protected Americans on the internet with clear standards and strong enforcement against any unfair or deceptive practices online. The FTC is the lead federal consumer protection agency and has been a strong cop on the beat for our privacy. Show More Summary

Herbalife is surging after a report that the company has settled its FTC investigation (HLF)

Herbalife shares jumped by as much as 8% in trading Tuesday following a report that the company has reached a settlement agreement with the Federal Trade Commission. The New York Post reported, citing someone familiar with the matter,...Show More Summary

The FTC Has Been Busy

last monthIndustries / Law : Zamansky

The Federal Trade Commission, an independent agency of the U.S. government, has recently been moving to block mergers between large, powerful corporations. The reasoning behind the FTC’s drive to shut down certain large mergers is simple. Show More Summary

The States With the Highest Rates of Identity Theft

Identity theft rates are up, and the problem is worse in some areas than others. 24/7 Wall St. looked at data from the Federal Trade Commission to reveal the states with the highest rates of identity theft. Read more...

FTC Rejects Congressional Inquiry into Clinton Foundation Transparency (or Lack of It)

Marsha Blackburn, a Republican from Tennessee, blasted the Federal Trade Commission’s refusal to investigate the Clinton Foundation’s lack of transparency as a charity.

Phil Mickelson not charged but asked to repay nearly $1 million in insider trading case

last monthHealth : Booster Shots

The Securities and Exchange Commission wants Phil Mickelson to repay nearly $1 million he allegedly made as a result of insider trading but has not criminally charged the golfer, according to a complaint filed Thursday in federal court. Mickelson is named as a "relief defendant" in the U.S. District...

Lessons Learned From Lord & Taylor’s Run-In With the FTC

In case you missed it, Lord & Taylor recently came under fire with the Federal Trade Commission as a result of one of its influencer marketing campaigns. The brand had partnered with several fashion bloggers and Nylon to promote its new Design Lab clothing line. Show More Summary

Antitrust in the Age of Amazon

The Federal Trade Commission’s blocking of the Staples-Office Depot union illustrates the complications the age of Amazon has created in the retail industry.

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