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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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • FTC challenges Sysco's plans to buy US Foods

    FTC challenges Sysco's plans to buy US Foods
    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...
  • The Internet isn't broken. Obama doesn't need to 'fix' it.

    If you like your wireless plan, you should be able to keep it. But new federal regulations may take away your freedom to choose the best broadband plan for you. It's all part of the federal government's 332-page plan to regulate the Internet like a public...
  • Fraud Prevention Workshop For Seniors Is Feb. 17 in New Britain

    Fraud Prevention Workshop For Seniors Is Feb. 17 in New Britain
    NEW BRITAIN — U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D-5th District, will host a fraud prevention workshop Feb. 17 at the New Britain Senior Center. "Identity theft and fraud schemes, especially those targeting seniors, are all too common during tax season,"...