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  • South Florida men targeted seniors around the world in $28M sweepstakes fraud, feds say

    South Florida men targeted seniors around the world in $28M sweepstakes fraud, feds say
    A South Florida-based sweepstakes fraud that bilked about $28 million from hundreds of thousands of victims around the world has been shut down with the arrests of four local men, federal authorities said Thursday. Matthew Pisoni, 42, of Fort...
  • Advocacy group: Soda shouldn't be called 'diet'

    Advocacy group: Soda shouldn't be called 'diet'
    WASHINGTON — Citing research suggesting that diet soft drinks and other artificially sweetened products actually contribute to weight gain, a new advocacy group is asking federal regulators to investigate whether manufacturers including Coca-Cola...
  • Cancer charities bilked donors out of $187 million, government says

    Cancer charities bilked donors out of $187 million, government says
    A group of four cancer philanthropies bilked donors across the country out of $187 million, the Federal Trade Commission charged Tuesday in what the agency called one of the largest ever government actions against charity fraud. The four groups named in...
  • Wipes-maker to remove 'flushable' claim

    Wipes-maker to remove 'flushable' claim
    A maker of private-label wet wipes for retailers like Costco, CVS and Target has agreed to stop marketing them as "flushable" unless it can prove that they are, indeed, OK to flush. The Federal Trade Commission on Monday announced a proposed agreement...
  • New Uber ordinance is 'good government'

    New Uber ordinance is 'good government'
    The surging popularity of Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) such as Uber and Lyft demonstrates that the use of technology and innovation to provide a valuable service, employ local residents and contribute to the economic vitality of the community...
  • Know your rights when dealing with a funeral home

    Know your rights when dealing with a funeral home
    Undercover investigators visited 11 California funeral homes last year to make sure prices charged to grieving families were disclosed upfront, as required by federal law. Nearly two-thirds flunked the test. This was an eye-opening finding for Bob...
  • Madigan sues five debt-relief firms over student loans

     Madigan sues five debt-relief firms over student loans
    Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan filed five lawsuits Monday against debt-relief companies she claims preyed on consumers struggling to repay student loans. The companies charged upfront fees as high as $1,250 for bogus services or for help that...
  • FTC ends 'Made in USA' inquiry into Office Depot

    FTC ends 'Made in USA' inquiry into Office Depot
    The Federal Trade Commission has ended its investigation into Office Depot's "Made in USA" claims for certain private brand desks it sells. Office Depot told the FTC that it inadvertently made misleading claims about the furniture, according to a letter...
  • Green Tree homeowners may qualify for payments

    Green Tree homeowners may qualify for payments
    Homeowners whose mortgage payments were processed by Green Tree Servicing and in foreclosure before 2014 may be eligible for a portion of $48 million in refunds the company agreed to pay for allegedly mistreating them as they tried to save their homes....
  • EU accuses Google of abusing Internet search dominance

    Like other U.S. high-tech titans, Google Inc. is learning that doing business in Europe is no vacation. The European Union's antitrust chief on Wednesday accused Google of abusing its search engine dominance to favor its own comparison shopping services...
  • YouTube Kids app exposes children to too many ads, some groups say

    YouTube Kids app exposes children to too many ads, some groups say
    YouTube's big push into kids' programming is under scrutiny for blurring the lines between entertainment and advertising. A string of children's advocacy groups planned to file a complaint Tuesday asking the Federal Trade Commission to investigate...