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  • FTC questions accuracy of eco-friendly claims on dog waste bags

    FTC questions accuracy of eco-friendly claims on dog waste bags
    Federal regulators warned a number of dog waste bag-makers to revise or remove their marketing materials after the environment-friendly claims on their products didn't pass the smell test. The Federal Trade Commission sent letters to 20 unnamed...
  • A license to braid hair? Critics say state licensing rules have gone too far

    WASHINGTON Nivea Earl was thrilled when she opened Twistykinks hair braiding salon in Jacksonville, Ark., last April. Earl had been practicing the African-style art of twisting and braiding hair for at least 16 years, first working on friends,...
  • Women deceived into sharing nude photos that were posted on website, feds allege

    Women deceived into sharing nude photos that were posted on website, feds allege
    If you can't resist posing for nude photos, here's another reminder why you should resist the temptation to share them. Many women who were duped into sharing intimate images found them posted online without their permission, authorities allege. The...
  • TracFone Wireless to pay $40-million settlement over unlimited data

    The nation's largest prepaid mobile provider, TracFone Wireless, will pay $40 million to settle government claims that it misled millions of smartphone customers with promises of unlimited data service. The Federal Trade Commission said Wednesday that...
  • Chesapeake-based Dollar Tree CEO to Family Dollar CEO: We are at 'the end of our patience'

    Chesapeake-based Dollar Tree CEO to Family Dollar CEO: We are at 'the end of our patience'
    The chief executive of Chesapeake-based Dollar Tree, the discount retailer trying to buy Family Dollar, has some strong words for Family Dollar CEO Howard Levine: "We have reached the end of our patience." Family Dollar, based in the Charlotte suburb of...
  • Chesapeake-based Dollar Tree and Dollar General fight over Family Dollar takeover

    Chesapeake-based Dollar Tree and Dollar General fight over Family Dollar takeover
    Dollar Tree and Dollar General on Friday criticized each others' plans to take over Family Dollar Stores Inc. while saying that their own bids are making progress toward winning regulatory approval. Dollar Tree said in a statement that the U.S....
  • Activitist investor Starboard wants Staples, Office Depot to merge

    Activitist investor Starboard wants Staples, Office Depot to merge
    Activist investor Starboard Value wants to merge office-supply chains Staples Inc and Office Depot Inc, CNBC reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Starboard, known for its aggressive shareholder activism, disclosed a 5.1 percent stake in...
  • Merger speculation drives up Office Depot stock

    Merger speculation drives up Office Depot stock
    Office Depot's stock has leapt since activist shareholder Starboard Value LP made moves last week aimed at merging the Boca Raton-based retailer and rival Staples. Starboard disclosed Thursday that it had increased its stake in Office Depot to 10...
  • Reform Va. hospital rules

    In recent years the federal government has continued to impose burdensome new regulations on the states, especially in the area of health care. Strict new rules handed down as a result of Obamacare are forcing insurance companies to cancel coverage for...
  • Class action mailings latest twist in hospital's antitrust troubles

    Thousands of patients served at Evanston, Highland Park and Glenbrook hospitals over the past 14 years were informed by mail this week that they may qualify as members of a class action lawsuit over hospital pricing practices. The lawsuit arises from...
  • Medical alert scam shut down

    Most people who got those annoying robocalls offering them free medical alerts knew the devices weren't really free. We now know how much they cost. Authorities announced a settlement last week with nine companies and four individuals they allege were...