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  • Reforms target injustice in credit reporting system

    Reforms target injustice in credit reporting system
    If you felt it was a lost cause trying to remove incorrect information from your credit report, you're not alone. Something finally is being done about it. Under a settlement announced last week, the three major credit bureaus will change how they...
  • How To File A Complaint

    Federal Trade Commission: Telephone: 1-877-382-4357 (about a company, organization or business practice), 1-877-438-4338 (identity theft). State Department of Consumer Protection: Click on "Complaint Center" under "Consumers." Telephone: 860-713-6300,...
  • 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...
  • FTC questions accuracy of eco-friendly claims on dog waste bags

    FTC questions accuracy of eco-friendly claims on dog waste bags
    Federal regulators warned a number of dog waste bag-makers to revise or remove their marketing materials after the environment-friendly claims on their products didn't pass the smell test. The Federal Trade Commission sent letters to 20 unnamed...
  • 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...