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  • Analysis: NCAA faces critical decisions in ever-changing landscape of college sports

    WASHINGTON For decades, the National Collegiate Athletic Association aspired to be a part of the American identity. It was football tailgates, March Madness and healthy all-American sports competition that often gave kids a shot at college who wouldn't...
  • Companies settle charges over bogus weight-loss claims for caffeine-infused underwear

    WASHINGTON Two companies that sell women's underwear infused with caffeine have agreed to refund $1.5 million to consumers to settle charges that they falsely advertised their products would reduce cellulite and zap fat, the Federal Trade Commission...
  • Family Dollar says state attorneys general to probe Dollar General bid

    Family Dollar says state attorneys general to probe Dollar General bid
    (Reuters) - (This September 26 story is refiled to add paragraph that says certain state attorneys general are also investigating Dollar Tree's bid) Family Dollar Stores Inc said certain state attorneys general have notified the company that they will...
  • Store closures drag down Family Dollar profits

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. Profits plunged by two-thirds at Family Dollar during the company's fourth quarter as restructuring and store closure costs ate into earnings, the Matthews, N.C.-based discount retailer said Thursday. Family Dollar is in the midst of a...
  • Exclusive: Herbalife hires former U.S. regulator to head compliance team

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Herbalife Ltd, the marketer of weight-management products, energy drinks and nutrition supplements that has come under investigation by the Federal Trade Commission as well as other agencies, has hired a former FTC official as its...
  • Blumenthal Warns Of IRS Impersonation Scam

    Blumenthal Warns Of IRS Impersonation Scam
    U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal issued a statement Monday warning Connecticut residents to be wary of phony IRS agents who call and threaten arrest unless money is sent to the phony agents via a reloadable debit card. Blumenthal, a Democrat who sits on the...
  • Voting rules, gay marriage, other issues await Supreme Court

    The Supreme Court opens its new term Monday with a fall lineup of cases that includes how to deal with violent threats on the Internet, the role of religious liberty in prisons and whether working women who are pregnant have a right to lighter duties on...
  • Factbox: Key business-related cases before the U.S. Supreme Court

    (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court's new term is due to begin on Monday. Between then and the end of June, the justices are set to hear oral arguments and issue rulings in a number of important business-related cases. Here is a list of some of those...
  • 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...
  • Caffeine-infused weight loss underwear gets FTC scrutiny

    Bras, girdles and leggings infused with caffeine and sold as weight loss aids were more decaf than espresso, and the companies that sold them have agreed to refund money to customers and pull their ads, U.S. regulators said on Monday. The Federal...
  • 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...