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  • U.S. court halts bitcoin mining operation Butterfly Labs: FTC

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. court has temporarily shut down Butterfly Labs, a Missouri company the Federal Trade Commission alleges deceptively marketed computers designed to produce bitcoins, the "virtual currency" payment system. The FTC's...
  • Advertisers warned about disclosing terms

    Advertisers warned about disclosing terms
    More than 60 companies, including 20 of the largest advertisers in the country, were warned recently to prominently disclose required information in their print and television ads. The Federal Trade Commission didn't identify which companies it sent the...
  • $10 billion cigarette ruling headed back to Illinois Supreme Court

    $10 billion cigarette ruling headed back to Illinois Supreme Court
    A $10.1 billion class-action judgment against Philip Morris USA is headed back to the Illinois Supreme Court, nearly a decade after the same court threw out the verdict. An Illinois appellate court reinstated the verdict in April, agreeing with the...
  • Family Dollar, Dollar Tree receive second antitrust review request

    Family Dollar and suitor Dollar Tree said Tuesday that they've received a request for more information about their planned combination from federal antitrust regulators. But the two companies said they don't think the second request from the Federal...
  • Dollar General to go hostile with $9.1 billion Family Dollar bid: sources

    Dollar General to go hostile with $9.1 billion Family Dollar bid: sources
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. retailer Dollar General Corp is preparing to go hostile as soon as this week in its bid to buy rival Family Dollar Stores , taking its $9.1 billion offer directly to shareholders after being spurned twice by its smaller rival, ...
  • Dollar General goes hostile with Family Dollar bid

    Dollar General goes hostile with Family Dollar bid
    (Reuters) - Dollar General Corp took its $9.1 billion offer for Family Dollar Stores Inc hostile, directly approaching the shareholders of its smaller rival after being spurned twice by the company. The move could throw a wrench in Family Dollar's...
  • Family Dollar rejects sweetened takeover offer from Dollar General

    Family Dollar Stores Inc. rejected a $9.1-billion takeover offer from rival discounter Dollar General Corp., raising the possibility that Dollar General will make a hostile bid for its smaller competitor. Family Dollar cited antitrust concerns for...
  • Family Dollar rejects Dollar General's revised buyout offer

    Family Dollar announced Friday morning that its board of directors has spurned rival Dollar General's latest buyout offer due to continued concerns over antitrust issues. The announcement comes just three days after Dollar General increased its offer for...
  • Family Dollar's board rejects Dollar General's latest offer

    Family Dollar's board of directors told shareholders Wednesday not to sell their stock to rival Dollar General, which is trying to buy the discount retailer in a $9.1 billion hostile bid. The board's recommendation, filed early Wednesday in securities...
  • U.S. fines company $3 million over bogus Ab Glider weight loss claims

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Icon Health and Fitness will pay $3 million to settle charges that it violated an earlier consent order from the Federal Trade commission by saying that using its "Ab Glider" for three minutes a day would result in significant...
  • China's antitrust regulators defend probes; Qualcomm inquiry nearly over

    BEIJING (Reuters) - China's three anti-monopoly regulators on Thursday launched a vigorous defense of their recent investigations into foreign companies, which have prompted mounting international criticism, and said they are not targeting multinational...