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  • Buying Used: Hot to choose a preowned vehicle that will provide years of loyal service.

    Prices on used vehicles have climbed due to reduced new vehicle sales the past several years, a drop in leasing and fewer trade-ins. Prices on fuel-efficient models have increased with particular speed, with values up 20 percent from January to May 2011,...
  • California's POM Wonderful takes on Coke over pomegranate juice

    WASHINGTON Some of the nation's pre-eminent lawyers are now fighting over pomegranate juice. Soon, the Supreme Court will taste the tang, too, in a conflict that pits California's politically well-connected POM Wonderful against soda giant Coca-Cola. It'...
  • Facebook says WhatsApp deal cleared by FTC

    Facebook says WhatsApp deal cleared by FTC
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc said U.S. regulators have cleared its $19 billion acquisition of mobile messaging service WhatsApp, even as the Federal Trade Commission warned the two Internet companies on Thursday that they must not backtrack on...
  • Sharing cyber threat details not antitrust violation, U.S. says

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government on Thursday urged companies to share information with each other about cyber threats and issued guidance making clear that doing so would not violate antitrust laws. The new push comes as many top retailers...
  • FTC at full strength as Senate approves McSweeny

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved the nomination of Justice Department official Terrell McSweeny to be the third Democratic commissioner on the five-member Federal Trade Commission. McSweeny, nominated in June,...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Get Money Smart @ Lucy Robbins Welles Library

    "Money Smart Week" will take place April 5 through 12 at Lucy Robbins Welles Library in Newington, in which the library will hold several programs and highlight finance-focused library resources, both print and digital. The library hopes to educate any...
  • Store closures loom as Safeway sale heads to FTC

    After the proposed sale of Safeway cleared a key hurdle last week, shoppers and Safeway employees are one step closer to knowing what's in store for them. The $9.4 billion deal orchestrated by New York private equity firm Cerberus will merge Safeway, the...
  • Kevin Hunt: Review: TaskOne iPhone Case: It Slices! It Dices!

    Kevin Hunt: Review: TaskOne iPhone Case: It Slices! It Dices!
    Imagine getting lost in the deep woods, naked (it happens) and afraid, with only an iPhone that's beyond the range of distant cell towers. Don't be a defeatist and sit on a tree stump playing "Angry Birds" offline while waiting for clothed rescuers....
  • FTC opens inquiry into Herbalife

    The rancorous battle over Herbalife's business practices took a critical turn as the company revealed that it is being investigated by the Federal Trade Commission. Herbalife did not reveal details of the probe, but the Los Angeles nutritional...
  • Abusive debt collector "took deception to new lows," authorities say

     
    There is no shortage of debt collection scams out there. I've written about many of them. But this one is particularly egregious, authorities say. The scam was run out of New York by a network of companies and individuals that......
  • A reminder to think twice about buying health products that promise amazing results

     
    The old adage about offers sounding too good to be true should be on your mind all the time, but especially when you see products advertised as cures for your ailments. The Federal Trade Commission said a court recently ordered......