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  • 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...
  • Builder in Upper Macungie accused of deceptive mortgage advertising

    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...
  • Men's Wearhouse closes deal to buy Jos. A. Bank

    Men's Wearhouse closes deal to buy Jos. A. Bank
    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...
  • L'Oreal settles with FTC over anti-aging ads the feds called deceptive

    L'Oreal settles with FTC over anti-aging ads the feds called deceptive
    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...
  • FTC sues T-Mobile, alleging millions in bogus charges

    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...
  • T-Mobile put lots of bogus charges on customers' bills, FTC alleges

    T-Mobile put lots of bogus charges on customers' bills, FTC alleges
    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. In a...
  • U.S. sues T-Mobile USA, alleges cramming of bogus charges on bills

    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...