| Mar 14, 2015
| 2:35 PM
If you felt it was a lost cause trying to remove incorrect information from your credit report, you're not alone.
Something finally is being done about it.
Under a settlement announced last week, the three major credit bureaus will change how they...
| Mar 13, 2015
Federal Trade Commission: Telephone: 1-877-382-4357 (about a company, organization or business practice), 1-877-438-4338 (identity theft).
State Department of Consumer Protection: Click on "Complaint Center" under "Consumers." Telephone: 860-713-6300,...
| Mar 12, 2015
| 7:46 AM
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...
| Mar 11, 2015
| 4:41 PM
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...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 3:04 PM
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...
| Mar 4, 2015
| 7:52 PM
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"...
| Mar 4, 2015
| 3:30 PM
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....
| Feb 25, 2015
| 12:54 PM
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....
| Feb 23, 2015
| 3:14 PM
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...
| Feb 20, 2015
| 1:31 PM
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...
| Feb 19, 2015
| 4:11 PM
Sysco's lengthy attempt to buy US Foods was dealt a blow Thursday, as the Federal Trade Commission and 11 attorneys general sought to block the deal.
The FTC said it filed an administrative complaint, charging that the potential takeover would violate...