| May 22, 2015
| 1:11 AM
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...
| Apr 9, 2015
| 8:24 AM
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...
| May 19, 2015
| 10:34 PM
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...
| May 18, 2015
| 11:22 AM
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...
| May 13, 2015
| 7:10 PM
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...
| May 12, 2015
| 5:00 AM
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...
| May 4, 2015
| 12:37 PM
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...
| Apr 15, 2015
| 10:24 AM
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...
| Apr 21, 2015
| 12:11 PM
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....
| Apr 15, 2015
| 4:51 PM
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...
| Apr 6, 2015
| 9:00 PM
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...