FTC

This  product image provided by Amazon.com on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013 shows the new 7-inch Amazon Kindle HDX tablet computer with the optional "Origami" cover that works as a stand and screen protector. (AP Photo/Amazon.com)

FTC sues Amazon over kids’ app charges

NEW YORK (AP) — The Federal Trade Commission is suing Amazon over charges that the company has not done enough to prevent children from making unauthorized in-app purchases, according to a complaint filed Thursday in […]

07/10/2014

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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

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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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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Study: 1 in 5 consumers had error in credit report

WASHINGTON (AP) — One in five consumers had an error in a credit report issued by a major agency, according to a government study released Monday: 5% of the consumers identified errors that could lead to paying more for financial products like mortgages.

02/11/2013

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Google settles on patents, other antitrust claims

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is agreeing to license certain patents to mobile phone rivals and stop a practice of including snippets from other websites in its search results as part of a settlement to end a 19-month investigation its business practices.

01/03/2013

Government offers $50k for help on robocalls

WASHINGTON (AP) – Those annoying prerecorded phone pitches known as robocalls aren’t just getting on the nerves of millions of consumers: The government is fed up too, and it’s turning to the public for help. […]

10/18/2012

FTC issues revised green marketing guidelines

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Federal Trade Commission is releasing an updated version of its green marketing guidelines that aim to hold companies to truthful standards in touting the environmental friendliness of their products. The revision […]

10/01/2012

Updating privacy laws

The Federal Trade Commission is asking Congress to pass legislation that will provide better protection of your digital data and it keep it from being misused or shared without your knowledge. In a new report, […]

03/27/2012

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