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  • Slim chance this latest slimming product really works, authorities say

    Slim chance this latest slimming product really works, authorities say
    I’m not surprised when I hear about various creams, pills and potions being revealed as frauds instead of the weight-loss wonders they’re pitched as. But I’d never even heard of “caffeine-infused” clothing when authorities...
  • 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...
  • Public-utility approach would not bridge the digital divide

    In the decades-long struggle for civil rights, the movement has focused on different Washington institutions, from Congress to the White House to the Supreme Court. This past summer, part of the battle moved to the Federal Communications Commission. The...
  • Family Dollar stockholders to vote on merger with Dollar Tree Dec. 11

    Family Dollar stockholders to vote on merger with Dollar Tree Dec. 11
    Shareholders of Matthews, N.C.-based Family Dollar are scheduled to vote on the discount retailer's merger with Chesapeake-based Dollar Tree on Dec. 11, according to a Monday filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The meeting will be held...
  • Green coffee beans for weight loss? Um, never mind

    Green coffee beans for weight loss? Um, never mind
    Remember when green coffee bean extract was the next big thing in weight loss, a remedy with positive clinical findings touted as a breakthrough by Dr. Mehmet Oz and aggressively hawked online? Well, fuggedaboutit. Last week, the 2012 study that...
  • Why She Returned Calls From Fake IRS Agent: The Threats

    Why She Returned Calls From Fake IRS Agent: The Threats
    The Bottom Line has warned, more than once, about scammers posing as IRS representatives who call consumers and demand payment of taxes. So has the state attorney general's office and the state Department of Consumer Protection. The calls haven't...
  • Ebola scams spreading as fears mount

    Ebola scams spreading as fears mount
    I can't tell you whether to believe assurances from those in power that the deadly Ebola virus will be kept in check, but there's no doubt that panicking can expose you to harm. Scams related to the Ebola outbreak are spreading and you aren't immune....
  • Ebola Scams: Spreading Rapidly

    Ebola Scams: Spreading Rapidly
    If it's in the news, it's scam-worthy. Scammers are cashing in on fears following the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, selling products online claiming to cure or prevent the virus. None of these products, from herbal oils to snake venom, works. The...
  • Supreme Court considers if state board serves public or limits competition

    The Supreme Court could rein in state licensing boards that critics argue have become antitrust "cartels" that hurt consumers and hinder competition. The high court heard arguments Tuesday in a case involving dentists who used their control over a state...
  • High court considers if state boards serve public or limit competition

    High court considers if state boards serve public or limit competition
    States have the power to license doctors and lawyers, and prevent others from offering consumers medical or legal services at a lower cost. But what about the licensing of floral designers, cosmetologists, hair braiders, interior designers or casket...
  • High Court Must Overturn State-Sponsored Cartels

    Come Tuesday, the national pastime will be the subject of oral arguments in a portentous Supreme Court case. This pastime is not baseball but rent seeking — the unseemly yet uninhibited scramble of private interests to bend government power for...