| Jul 14, 2014
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...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 6:37 PM
Zip. Zero. Nada.
If you were looking to buy a home and saw those words in big, bold print in an ad offering newly built homes for sale for no money down, your interest might be piqued.
A home builder that used the catch phrase in ads trying to sell...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 2:35 PM
Men's Wearhouse closed its $1.8 billion deal to acquire Hampstead-based Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc., the company said Wednesday, putting an end to what had been a pitched takeover battle between the two former rivals.
The Houston-based men's clothing...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 3:04 PM
Cosmetics company L’Oréal USA Inc. agreed Monday to settle Federal Trade Commission charges of deceptive advertising for some of its anti-aging products.
According to the FTC’s complaint, L’Oréal made false and unsubstantiated...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 3:50 PM
The charges were for services such as flirting tips, horoscopes, and anti-virus scans. They typically cost T-Mobile subscribers $9.99 a month, including prepaid customers who never received bills showing them. And the Federal Trade Commission says they...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 12:15 PM
Federal regulators on Tuesday accused T-Mobile of bilking customers out of hundreds of millions of dollars in third-party charges on phone bills for premium services such as flirting tips and celebrity gossip that customers never authorized.
| Jul 2, 2014
| 4:48 AM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. authorities filed a complaint against T-Mobile USA on Tuesday, accusing the wireless provider of adding millions of dollars of unauthorized charges onto customers' bills, a practice known as "cramming."
The charges were for...
| Jun 21, 2014
Once you sign a contract, there's no clean way out — unless that contract is covered by a state or federal "cooling off" rule that allows consumers to cancel within three days.
What's covered by the cooling-off rule follows no apparent logic or...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 5:52 PM
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...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 10:38 AM
Nearly a dozen car-safety groups and a U.S. senator are asking the Federal Trade Commission to investigate CarMax, the biggest seller of used cars nationally.
In a petition filed with the FTC Tuesday, the groups allege that CarMax engages in deceptive...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 5:05 AM
Facebook users beware: The company has yet again unilaterally changed its mind about its data collection practices. As users should know, that's not a good thing for their privacy.
Earlier this month, the dominant social network announced that it's...