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  • Legal patchwork rules Internet of Things and its users

    SAN JOSE, Calif. With smart gadgets already flooding the market and thousands more expected in coming years, the Internet of Things is emerging amid a regulatory wilderness.
  • Justices: Dentists unfair to limit teeth-bleaching providers

    The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a state regulatory board made up mostly of dentists violated federal law against unfair competition when it tried to prevent lower-cost competitors in other fields from offering teeth-whitening services. By a 6-3...

    Supreme Court says 'open wide' to North Carolina teeth-whitening business

    WASHINGTON The Supreme Court on Wednesday effectively rejected North Carolina's tight control over the lucrative teeth-whitening business. In a divided decision that polishes their pro-competition credentials, six justices agreed the Federal Trade...

    Supreme Court restricts state license schemes that limit competition

    Supreme Court restricts state license schemes that limit competition
    The Supreme Court on Tuesday cut back on the power of state licensing boards to restrict competitors from offering low-cost services, a victory for consumers that could prove significant in industries as disparate as taxicabs, funerals and cosmetology....

    IRS Impostor Scam Targets Connecticut's Tax Commissioner

    IRS Impostor Scam Targets Connecticut's Tax Commissioner
    IRS impostor scams, ruthlessly non-discriminatory, fear no one. But sometimes they pick on the wrong people. Criminals posing as agency representatives have coerced almost 3,000 victims by telephone to pay more than $14 million in the phone scam, says...