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  • Wipes-maker to remove 'flushable' claim

    Wipes-maker to remove 'flushable' claim
    A maker of private-label wet wipes for retailers like Costco, CVS and Target has agreed to stop marketing them as "flushable" unless it can prove that they are, indeed, OK to flush. The Federal Trade Commission on Monday announced a proposed agreement...
  • New Uber ordinance is 'good government'

    New Uber ordinance is 'good government'
    The surging popularity of Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) such as Uber and Lyft demonstrates that the use of technology and innovation to provide a valuable service, employ local residents and contribute to the economic vitality of the community...
  • Verizon pushes into content with move to acquire AOL for $4.4 billion

    Verizon Communications Inc., which plans to launch a national video-streaming service later this year, said Tuesday that it is buying AOL Inc. for $4.4 billion. AOL owns such digital brands as Mapquest, Huffington Post and TechCrunch, and has developed...
  • Conway: Anti-competitive practices lead to higher gas prices

    Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway sued Marathon Petroleum Co. on Tuesday, claiming its control of the state's wholesale gasoline market has "been allowed to run rampant" and results in higher prices at the pump. The federal lawsuit alleges the...
  • Know your rights when dealing with a funeral home

    Know your rights when dealing with a funeral home
    Undercover investigators visited 11 California funeral homes last year to make sure prices charged to grieving families were disclosed upfront, as required by federal law. Nearly two-thirds flunked the test. This was an eye-opening finding for Bob...
  • Madigan sues five debt-relief firms over student loans

     Madigan sues five debt-relief firms over student loans
    Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan filed five lawsuits Monday against debt-relief companies she claims preyed on consumers struggling to repay student loans. The companies charged upfront fees as high as $1,250 for bogus services or for help that...
  • FTC ends 'Made in USA' inquiry into Office Depot

    FTC ends 'Made in USA' inquiry into Office Depot
    The Federal Trade Commission has ended its investigation into Office Depot's "Made in USA" claims for certain private brand desks it sells. Office Depot told the FTC that it inadvertently made misleading claims about the furniture, according to a letter...
  • Green Tree homeowners may qualify for payments

    Green Tree homeowners may qualify for payments
    Homeowners whose mortgage payments were processed by Green Tree Servicing and in foreclosure before 2014 may be eligible for a portion of $48 million in refunds the company agreed to pay for allegedly mistreating them as they tried to save their homes....
  • EU accuses Google of abusing Internet search dominance

    Like other U.S. high-tech titans, Google Inc. is learning that doing business in Europe is no vacation. The European Union's antitrust chief on Wednesday accused Google of abusing its search engine dominance to favor its own comparison shopping services...
  • 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...
  • 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...