| May 22, 2012
| 2:05 PM
The claim: The Oreck Halo vacuum and the Oreck ProShield Plus air cleaner can reduce the risk of flu and other illnesses. An infomercial claimed, “The Oreck Halo has killed up to 99.9 percent of bacteria exposed to its light in one second or less,&...
| May 16, 2012
| 10:19 AM
If you bought Skechers Shape-ups or the company’s other toning shoes but still, somehow, have a flabby rear end, here’s your chance to apply for a refund.
Skechers USA Inc. has agreed to pay $40 million to settle charges by federal...
| Oct 29, 2011
Most of us don't buy cars all that often. So when we do, we can come away with that nagging feeling of not knowing whether we got a fair deal or grossly overpaid.
"We don't negotiate much at all as Americans, so suddenly we find ourselves negotiating for...
| May 16, 2012
| 1:52 PM
It turns out wearing sneakers - without exercising - won't get you in shape.
Skechers USA has agreed to a $40 million settlement with the Federal Trade Commission for making that claim.
The shoe company had claimed its Shape-ups sneakers would help...
| Apr 19, 2011
| 4:40 PM
The Federal Trade Commission has filed suit against 10 companies the agency says are using fake news websites to market acai berry weight-loss products.
The FTC said the defendants operate websites that seem like legitimate newsgathering sites but...
| Aug 30, 2011
| 3:20 PM
Republican U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam today defended comments from House leadership contending that government funds for disaster relief from Hurricane Irene must be offset by spending cuts in the federal budget.
The third-term congressman from Wheaton, a...
| Feb 8, 2011
| 11:17 AM
Lighting is changing fast. Incandescents as we know them are on the way out.
It may be confusing for a while. But in the end, your wallet will thank you. And so will the planet.
Walk down today's lighting aisle, and it's intimidating.
| Jul 8, 2012
| 4:25 AM
The federal government wastes more money every day than I'll earn in a lifetime, but one thing Uncle Sam isn't springing for is your electric bill. Don't believe it if you get a text message, Twitter or Facebook message or......
| Aug 28, 2012
| 4:27 PM
Dish Network and its affiliates are accused of being pests by making sales calls to people who had already told Dish to bug off. The Federal Trade Commission sued Dish Network last week, seeking to stop the telemarketing phone calls.......
| Apr 4, 2012
| 8:06 AM
The Federal Trade Commission filed a lawsuit accusing several California auto loan modification operations of deceiving consumers with false promises and then leaving their cars to be repossessed.
The agency alleged that Hope for Car Owners in Folsom and...
| May 6, 2012
| 4:25 AM
Payday loans aren't illegal in Pennsylvania, but you don't see payday lending stores here because a state law caps interest rates at a number that doesn't make the loans profitable. Still, some state residents are getting the loans illegally online......