Federal Trade Commission

Federal Trade Commission

Herbalife facing FTC inquiry; shares plunge

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Herbalife Ltd. says that it is facing an inquiry from the Federal Trade Commission. The nutrition and supplement company’s shares plunged more than 12 percent following a brief halt in trading […]

03/12/2014

Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chair Edith Ramirez speaks at the FTC in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Apple will refund at least $32.5M in app case

WASHINGTON (AP) — Apple will refund at least $32.5 million to consumers to settle a federal case involving purchases that kids made without their parents’ permission while playing on mobile apps, the government announced Wednesday. […]

01/15/2014

Target shopping baskets (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

Answers to questions about the Target data breach

NEW YORK (AP) — With less than a week until Christmas, a real-life Grinch has stolen the credit and debit card information of about 40 million Target shoppers. Target says anyone who made purchases by […]

12/19/2013

Google headquarters in Mountain View, Calif.

Google to pay $17M to settle Safari privacy case

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is paying $17 million to 37 states and the District of Columbia to make amends for the Internet search leader’s snooping on millions of people using Safari Web browsers in […]

11/18/2013

Google's Policies & Principles page.

Google to change terms to use your identity in ads

Google wants your permission to use your name, photo and product reviews in ads that it sells to businesses. The Internet search giant is changing its terms of service starting Nov. 11. Your reviews of […]

10/11/2013

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Learn about the tactics of debt collectors

Learn about the different tactics used by debt collectors, including one who thinks way out of the box. Money 101 host Bob McCormick talks with personal finance guru Liz Weston and with Bill Bartmann, CEO […]

10/08/2013

Glendale collection agency pays $1 million lawsuit

GLENDALE (CNS) – A Glendale collection agency has agreed to pay $1 million to resolve a lawsuit accusing it of sending unlawful text messages to debtors and inappropriately disclosing the debts to their family, friends […]

09/26/2013

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New health care law expected to spawn scam artists – learn how to protect yourself

WASHINGTON (AP) — Warning to seniors on Medicare: If someone asks for your personal information for a state insurance exchange under the new health care law, he’s probably a crook. Those exchanges don’t apply to […]

09/18/2013

First lady Michelle Obama gestures during an event about food marketing to children in the State Dining Room of the White House on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

First lady hosts summit on food marketing to kids

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama used the power of her bully pulpit Wednesday to push food companies and television broadcasters to do more to promote healthier foods to children — and to do it faster. […]

09/18/2013

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Jesta to pay refunds, $1.2M to FTC on cell charges

WASHINGTON (AP) — A mobile marketing company will refund consumers and pay $1.2 million to the Federal Trade Commission as part of a settlement over claims that it added unwarranted charges to consumers’ cellphone bills. […]

08/21/2013

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Obamacare is coming, and so are the scammers

As the debate rages over who benefits from the Affordable Care Act, one thing is becoming clear: The controversial program is a dream come true for con artists. Consumer experts warn that the program has […]

08/15/2013

Frankie Thevenot, 3, plays with an iPad in his bedroom at his home in Metairie, La.  (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Benefit of mobile apps for toddlers questioned

WASHINGTON (AP) — Can a mobile app really teach a baby to find her nose? Or learn to recognize letters and numbers? Not according to an advocacy group that filed a complaint Wednesday with the […]

08/07/2013

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