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  • FTC sues DirecTV, alleges hidden fees and deceptive ads

    FTC sues DirecTV, alleges hidden fees and deceptive ads
    The government is taking the nation's biggest satellite TV provider to court, accusing DirecTV of misleading millions of consumers about the cost of its programming. The Federal Trade Commission said Wednesday that its complaint charges DirecTV Inc. with...
  • FTC accuses DirecTV of deceptive ads, seeks 'many millions' in refunds

    FTC accuses DirecTV of deceptive ads, seeks 'many millions' in refunds
    The contrasting characters of Rob Lowe aren't the only starkly different things in DirecTV's commercials, federal regulators said: So are deals for subscribers that have higher costs than advertised buried in the small print. The Federal Trade...
  • Feds accuse DirecTV of deceptive ads, seek millions in refunds

    Feds accuse DirecTV of deceptive ads, seek millions in refunds
    Federal regulators on Wednesday accused satellite giant DirecTV of deceptive advertising for not clearly disclosing that a discounted 12-month package required a two-year contract that included a rate hike and large early cancellation fee. The Federal...
  • Pamela Yip: IRS impostors, scams are running rampant

    For the 15th consecutive year, identity theft tops the Federal Trade Commission's list of consumer complaints. Close behind, in third place, is impostor scams in which con artists impersonate government officials or others. The report comes in the...
  • TurboTax maker says it received gov't inquiries about fraud

    The maker of TurboTax software said Friday that it had been contacted by the U.S. Department of Justice and other government agencies about a recent spike in fraudulent income tax filings. Intuit Inc. said that it received a formal request for...
  • Senator asks for federal investigation of Lumber Liquidators after '60 Minutes' report

    Senator asks for federal investigation of Lumber Liquidators after '60 Minutes' report
    A U.S. senator is requesting that three federal agencies investigate Lumber Liquidators following a "60 Minutes" report that said the company's laminate flooring made in China may not meet California's health and safety standards. The "60 Minutes"...
  • Staples urged to improve board for merger with Office Depot

    Staples urged to improve board for merger with Office Depot
    Starboard Value, the activist investor firm that urged Staples to propose a merger with Boca Raton-based Office Depot, has delivered a letter to Staples' board of directors saying the Framingham, Mass., office-supply company needs to improve its board....
  • Legal patchwork rules Internet of Things and its users

    SAN JOSE, Calif. With smart gadgets already flooding the market and thousands more expected in coming years, the Internet of Things is emerging amid a regulatory wilderness. The breakneck pace of this technology has far outpaced the legal system's...
  • Supreme Court restricts state license schemes that limit competition

    Supreme Court restricts state license schemes that limit competition
    The Supreme Court on Tuesday cut back on the power of state licensing boards to restrict competitors from offering low-cost services, a victory for consumers that could prove significant in industries as disparate as taxicabs, funerals and cosmetology....
  • IRS Impostor Scam Targets Connecticut's Tax Commissioner

    IRS Impostor Scam Targets Connecticut's Tax Commissioner
    IRS impostor scams, ruthlessly non-discriminatory, fear no one. But sometimes they pick on the wrong people. Criminals posing as agency representatives have coerced almost 3,000 victims by telephone to pay more than $14 million in the phone scam, says...
  • Sysco lawyers: Proposed US Foods merger is not bad for competition

    Federal regulators ignored many local competitors in its claim that the proposed merger of Sysco and Rosemont-based US Foods would significantly reduce competition and raise prices, lawyers for Sysco argued Friday. Sysco's lengthy attempt to buy US Foods...