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  • FTC urged to halt 'deceptive' CarMax ads over recalled car issue

     
    Filed under: Car Buying, Government/Legal, Safety Safety groups and a prominent politician are taking aim at CarMax, the country's largest used car chain, over allegedly deceptive advertising, and they're hoping to prompt a major shift in the way that...
  • Petition seeks to block CarMax sales of unrepaired recalled cars

    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...
  • Troy Wolverton: Facebook changes tracking practices � again

    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...
  • Kevin Hunt: The Remorseful Buyer: Contracts You Can Cancel Within 3 Days

    Kevin Hunt: The Remorseful Buyer: Contracts You Can Cancel Within 3 Days
    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...
  • Data brokers are profiling consumers online by race, other categories

    The fact that advertisers track what consumers do online is common knowledge, but federal regulators raised alarms Tuesday about just how much data are being collected and how they are being used to profile consumers. Data brokers are grouping Americans...
  • Kevin Hunt: How Your Trash Talks (To Identity Thieves)

    Kevin Hunt: How Your Trash Talks (To Identity Thieves)
    If U-Haul knows that 45 percent of moves each year happen between Memorial Day and Labor Day, so do identity thieves. Anyone who tosses bank statements, credit-card bills or medical records in a trash can or recycle bin risks becoming a target. Can't...
  • TV's Dr. Oz faces Capitol Hill critics over weight-loss claims

    WASHINGTON Dr. Mehmet Oz's enthusiasm for "miracle" weight-loss cures landed the celebrity surgeon in the hot seat Tuesday on Capitol Hill. Lawmakers grilled him about dubious diet products popularized on his hit TV talk show. Oz was the star witness at...
  • Supreme Court rules against false advertising on food, drink labels

    Supreme Court rules against false advertising on food, drink labels
    Food and beverage companies can be sued for false advertising if they put labels on products that would "mislead and trick consumers," the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday. The unanimous decision could have broad impact on parts of the food industry....
  • Supreme Court: Juice makers can be sued for 'tricking' consumers

    The Supreme Court opened the way Thursday for the makers of fruit drinks and other food products to be sued for false advertising if their labels would "mislead and trick consumers." A unanimous decision revived a false-advertising claim against Coca-...
  • Authorities tell company to scratch its false claims about lice prevention products

     
    Here's another chapter in the endless book about why you shouldn't believe everything your read or hear on product promotions. Lornamead Inc., whose "Lice Shield" products are sold at major chain stores including Walmart, CVS, Rite Aid, Walgreens and...
  • Jos. A. Bank posts quarterly loss related to merger with Men's Wearhouse

    Jos. A. Bank posts quarterly loss related to merger with Men's Wearhouse
    Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc., likely a few weeks away from finalizing a $1.8 billion deal to be acquired by Men's Wearhouse, posted a $37.1 million first-quarter loss stemming from merger-related expenses. In what is probably its last earnings report as...