| Oct 22, 2013
| 11:21 AM
Aaron’s Inc., a rent-to-own retailer, has agreed to stop using software to secretly spy on and photograph customers who rented computers.
The Federal Trade Commission had accused Aaron's and its franchisees of using software to monitor customers'...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 11:39 AM
The Federal Trade Commission has launched a civil investigation into Herbalife Ltd., the Los Angeles-based nutritional-products maker said Wednesday.
Herbalife did not disclose any details of the probe, but it has been waging an ongoing battle against a...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 12:29 PM
They have the shape, feel and nicotine of tobacco cigarettes, but e-cigarettes should not be regulated like tobacco products, makers of the popular new product say.
The Smoke Free Alternatives Trade Assn., an industry group, is lobbying to avoid Food...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 10:36 AM
The government shutdown has caught the Federal Trade Commission in its cold embrace, and that means the do-not-call list is on the fritz.
Telemarketers have free rein to call people.
Robin thus asks a timely question: Can you sue a telemarketer?
| Mar 12, 2014
| 4:41 PM
The rancorous battle over Herbalife's business practices took a critical turn as the company revealed that it is being investigated by the Federal Trade Commission.
Herbalife did not reveal details of the probe, but the Los Angeles nutritional...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 1:45 PM
WASHINGTON -- Federal regulators said Friday that they planned to crack down on misleading advertisements for weight-loss products, including dietary supplements, food additives and skin creams.
Jessica Rich, director of the Federal Trade Commission's...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Sharpen your pencils, Funny Money fans: It's time for a pop math quiz! Find the incorrect equation:
$20,995 = $15,995
$0.00 = $2,399
$25,000 = $0.00
If your answer is that all of those are wrong, wrong, wrong, you are much better at math than...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 5:55 PM
Apple Inc. agreed to refund customers $32.5 million to settle a complaint over mobile phone apps bought by children, prompting consumer advocates to call for a broader crackdown against deceptive practices by big wireless companies.
"This is a warning...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 10:38 AM
As Congress considers legislation aimed at limiting lawsuits filed by so-called patent "trolls" — those who collect patents solely so they can sue others for infringing upon them — there is another kind of intellectual property abuse that...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 4:23 PM
Sensa and three other marketers of weight-loss products have settled allegations they deceptively advertised the capabilities of their products, the Federal Trade Commission announced Tuesday. The agency said the cases are part of a broader crackdown...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 5:03 PM
This post has been corrected, as noted below.
Entering the home stretch of his congressional career, Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-Beverly Hills) is trying again to let the federal government regulate the Internet just enough to preserve the status quo.