| May 21, 2014
| 10:34 AM
A Southern California debt collection operation agreed to refund more than $4 million to consumers to settle allegations that its employees posed as process servers and used other deceptive tactics, the Federal Trade Commission said Wednesday.
| May 30, 2014
| 2:05 PM
The Federal Trade Commission ruled Friday that the Men's Wearhouse takeover of fellow clothing retailer Jos. A. Bank Clothiers can move forward after the agency found that the combined company would not violate antitrust laws.
| Apr 25, 2014
| 1:32 PM
A common assumption underlying the net neutrality debate is that broadband ISPs will impose tolls on content providers, and content providers will pass those costs on to consumers, if only the Federal Communications Commission lets them.
| Apr 1, 2014
| 9:14 AM
Imagine getting lost in the deep woods, naked (it happens) and afraid, with only an iPhone that's beyond the range of distant cell towers.
Don't be a defeatist and sit on a tree stump playing "Angry Birds" offline while waiting for clothed rescuers....
| May 31, 2014
| 5:27 PM
When Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown's gubernatorial campaign wanted to make sure that likely primary voters saw a video ad, his staff didn't rely solely on television stations to deliver the message.
They also arranged for it to run on the computer screens of...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 4:41 PM
The rancorous battle over Herbalife's business practices took a critical turn as the company revealed that it is being investigated by the Federal Trade Commission.
Herbalife did not reveal details of the probe, but the Los Angeles nutritional...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 8:23 PM
WASHINGTON — In a case that could strengthen truth-in-labeling laws, Supreme Court justices on Monday voiced deep skepticism about Coca-Cola's Pomegranate Blueberry juice that is 99.4% apple and grape juice, saying the name would probably fool...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 11:39 AM
The Federal Trade Commission has launched a civil investigation into Herbalife Ltd., the Los Angeles-based nutritional-products maker said Wednesday.
Herbalife did not disclose any details of the probe, but it has been waging an ongoing battle against a...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 4:13 PM
Federal regulators say companies that buy and sell consumer data operate largely in the shadows and should be reined in with new privacy laws.
The marketing trade group that speaks for so-called data brokers says that no such laws are necessary and that...
| Mar 5, 2014
As more of our children's education moves online, there are increased opportunities for abusing the collection of their personal data. Last month, state Senate leader Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) introduced a bill that would help close a loophole in...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 4:23 PM
There is no shortage of debt collection scams out there. I've written about many of them. But this one is particularly egregious, authorities say. The scam was run out of New York by a network of companies and individuals that......