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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Jos. A. Bank posts quarterly loss related to merger with Men's Wearhouse

    Jos. A. Bank posts quarterly loss related to merger with Men's Wearhouse
    Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc., likely a few weeks away from finalizing a $1.8 billion deal to be acquired by Men's Wearhouse, posted a $37.1 million first-quarter loss stemming from merger-related expenses. In what is probably its last earnings report as...
  • How to solve a consumer ripoff by creating a new ripoff

    Several weeks ago, Ticketmaster settled a long-running class action lawsuit over its ticket fees by agreeing to give aggrieved concertgoers a discount on future fees.  Paul Campos of the University of Colorado Law School subjects the agreement to...
  • Galaxy sponsorship won't be affected, Herbalife says of FTC probe

    Galaxy sponsorship won't be affected, Herbalife says of FTC probe
    Herbalife Ltd. said Thursday a new U.S. probe of the nutritional products maker would not affect its sponsorship of the Galaxy and other teams and athletes. The company, whose business practices have been publicly attacked by a Wall Street investment...
  • Love your lighting

    Love your lighting
    Furniture, flooring and wall coverings are physical as well as visual elements in your home decor, but one critical element in your home design is for your eyes only: Light. "There are a lot of different categories of lighting," says Syril Lebbad, a...
  • Authorities tell company to scratch its false claims about lice prevention products

     
    Here's another chapter in the endless book about why you shouldn't believe everything your read or hear on product promotions. Lornamead Inc., whose "Lice Shield" products are sold at major chain stores including Walmart, CVS, Rite Aid, Walgreens and...
  • Herbalife gets more bad news: Illinois AG investigation

    Herbalife gets more bad news: Illinois AG investigation
    The bad news is piling up for Herbalife Ltd. Illinois Atty. Gen. Lisa Madigan is investigating complaints that the Los Angeles weight-loss and nutrition company operates a pyramid scheme, Maura Possley, a spokeswoman for the attorney general, said...
  • Herbalife shares rise on repurchase plan, increased earnings forecast

    Herbalife shares rise on repurchase plan, increased earnings forecast
    Herbalife Ltd. shares were up about 2% on news that the company intended to cancel its dividend and use the money on a major repurchase of its shares. Michael O. Johnson, the company's chief executive and chairman, told analysts in a conference call...
  • Data brokers are profiling consumers online by race, other categories

    The fact that advertisers track what consumers do online is common knowledge, but federal regulators raised alarms Tuesday about just how much data are being collected and how they are being used to profile consumers. Data brokers are grouping Americans...
  • Kevin Hunt: How Your Trash Talks (To Identity Thieves)

    Kevin Hunt: How Your Trash Talks (To Identity Thieves)
    If U-Haul knows that 45 percent of moves each year happen between Memorial Day and Labor Day, so do identity thieves. Anyone who tosses bank statements, credit-card bills or medical records in a trash can or recycle bin risks becoming a target. Can't...