| 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...
| Mar 11, 2015
| 10:30 AM
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.
| 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...
| Feb 18, 2015
| 2:31 PM
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...
| Feb 16, 2015
| 2:53 PM
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,"...