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  • Advertisers warned about disclosing terms

    Advertisers warned about disclosing terms
    More than 60 companies, including 20 of the largest advertisers in the country, were warned recently to prominently disclose required information in their print and television ads. The Federal Trade Commission didn't identify which companies it sent the...
  • FTC may sue to stop US Foods acquisition

    FTC may sue to stop US Foods acquisition
    The Federal Trade Commission is considering a possible antitrust lawsuit against Sysco Corp's $3.5 billion deal to buy Rosemont-based US Foods, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday, citing people with knowledge of the matter. The FTC has been...
  • Italian firm wins Maryland offshore wind leases

    Italian firm wins Maryland offshore wind leases
    An Italian renewable-energy company won the rights to develop offshore wind projects in nearly 80,000 acres of Atlantic waters off Maryland's coast with an $8.7 million bid Tuesday. The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management declared US Wind Inc. the...
  • Berkshire Hathaway to pay $896,000 to settle antitrust reporting suit

    Berkshire Hathaway to pay $896,000 to settle antitrust reporting suit
    Berkshire Hathaway Inc., the investment and holding company run by billionaire Warren Buffett, agreed to pay $896,000 to settle allegations that it violated antitrust reporting requirements when acquiring stock in a Chicago building materials company last...
  • Scam alert: Fraud flourishes in Florida

    Scam alert: Fraud flourishes in Florida
    They want to lower your interest rate, consolidate your debt, offer you a free home-energy audit or even take care of that outstanding arrest warrant. You know — the one you didn't realize you had. There's a wide world of fraud out there, and...
  • Nothing to fear from phony email threats

    Nothing to fear from phony email threats
    Sometimes scammers try so hard to scare people into opening their wallets that they overdo it and lose their intended effect. The email Birdine Remaley Jr. of Whitehall Township got recently is a good example. It tried to be threatening and startled...
  • Kevin Hunt: Back-To-School Financial Aid Scam; E-Zpass 'Unpaid Toll' Virus

    Kevin Hunt: Back-To-School Financial Aid Scam; E-Zpass 'Unpaid Toll' Virus
    Summer's not the time to relax, at least when the next phone call, email or letter could be part of a criminal conspiracy to steal your money, your identity or threaten to send your children to foster care. Do not resume normal leisure activities...
  • Facebook experiment becomes a debate over power and consent

    Facebook experiment becomes a debate over power and consent
    When Facebook performed an experiment to see if it could secretly affect users' emotions, were you really surprised? Academics were galled, knowing they would need explicit permission from research subjects and strict ethical oversight to perform such...
  • FTC files suit against Amazon over accidental in-app purchases

    FTC files suit against Amazon over accidental in-app purchases
    For most parents, seeing a random $358 charge on their credit card bill would elicit a lot of questions. But for the parents of the 71% of children who play mobile games such as Angry Birds or Temple Run, those seemingly random charges are becoming more...
  • Consumer, Environmental Groups Call for MPG Regulation in Car Ads

     
    Ever get annoyed when car ads hype pie-in-the-sky mpg figures? Well, you aren't alone. Advertisements are notorious for shilling highway-only mpg, sometimes for specific trims that aren't widely available. Witness a Mazda commercial from 2012 that...
  • AbbVie sued by FTC for paying to delay generic drug

    AbbVie sued by FTC for paying to delay generic drug
    The Federal Trade Commission has filed suit against North Chicago-based AbbVie and a partner, alleging the companies illegally blocked consumer access to generic versions of the testosterone replacement drug AndroGel in order to reap hundreds of...