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  • Google's YouTube Kids should meet TV ad standards

    The following editorial appeared in the San Jose Mercury News on Friday, April 10: The same standards that apply for kids' programming on TV should also be enforced for online products. It's disappointing that Google didn't voluntarily follow the...
  • Soda shouldn't be called 'diet,' advocacy group says

    WASHINGTON Citing research suggesting that diet soft drinks and other artificially sweetened products actually contribute to weight gain, a new advocacy group is asking federal regulators to investigate whether manufacturers including Coca-Cola and...
  • Advocacy group: Soda shouldn't be called 'diet'

    Advocacy group: Soda shouldn't be called 'diet'
    WASHINGTON — Citing research suggesting that diet soft drinks and other artificially sweetened products actually contribute to weight gain, a new advocacy group is asking federal regulators to investigate whether manufacturers including Coca-Cola...
  • FTC asked to investigate Google's YouTube Kids for deceptively targeting toddlers with ads

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. Prominent consumer and child advocacy groups on Tuesday will ask the Federal Trade Commission to investigate Google's new YouTube Kids application, arguing that the search engine giant is unfairly and deceptively targeting toddlers...
  • Could Heinz-Kraft merger face opposition from the Federal Trade Commission?

    PITTSBURGH The Federal Trade Commission is actively trying to block the merger of food service distributors Sysco and US Foods, citing antitrust concerns, but the deal that would combine Pittsburgh's H.J. Heinz Co. and Northfield, Ill.-based Kraft Foods...
  • Google engaged in anticompetitive behavior, internal FTC report says

    Google engaged in anticompetitive behavior, internal FTC report says
    Google Inc. may have a dodged a bullet. The company engaged in anticompetitive behavior to maintain the dominance of its search engine, investigators at the Federal Trade Commission wrote in a private report obtained by the Wall Street Journal. In the...
  • At war with AT&T over data throttling

    At war with AT&T over data throttling
    AT&T put me in the time-out chair. Again. My wireless carrier, now affectionately known as the Death Star, punished my data-hogging ways by lowering my blazing-fast 4G LTE connection on my super-smart Apple iPhone 6. This slowing of high-speed...
  • Office Depot sought merger with Staples as state and county finalized incentives deal

    Office Depot sought merger with Staples as state and county finalized incentives deal
    Office Depot was exploring a merger with Staples a year ago, even as Palm Beach County and the state were finalizing a new $5 million package of incentives intended to keep the company's headquarters — and more than 2,000 jobs — in South...
  • UnitedHealth to acquire pharmacy benefits firm Catamaran in $12-billion deal

     UnitedHealth to acquire pharmacy benefits firm Catamaran in $12-billion deal
    UnitedHealth Group Inc., the largest health insurer in the United States, agreed to spend more than $12 billion to buy an Illinois pharmacy benefits management firm, saying it is seeking to control the rising costs of prescription drugs. UnitedHealth...
  • FTC's Google investigation probed by Senate antitrust chief

    WASHINGTON The chairman of a U.S. Senate antitrust panel will look into the release of a confidential Federal Trade Commission report on an investigation of Google Inc.'s search business, which was closed in 2013 without an enforcement action. Sen....
  • Officials: Slow justice at fault in Chicago man's long con

    The Illinois Attorney General's office sued the owner of a Chicago remodeling company almost 30 years ago, accusing him of taking money from property owners for work that was either shoddy or never done. Without admitting wrongdoing, Mark Diamond agreed...