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The mouthguard company Brain-Pad Inc. never claimed that its products prevent concussions. Instead, advertisements have long promised that the devices can "reduce the risk" of a head injury and create "brain safety space." But even these nuanced...
One good thing about being the victim of a widespread scam estimated to cost American consumers $2 billion a year: You don't feel like the only fool in the country. And in the matter of "cramming" — when shady text-message companies bill cell phone...
Some products make claims that are hard to believe. Take, for example, commercials you may have seen about books and videos that supposedly can teach your baby to read or a three-minute workout that will make your belly disappear. If you doubted those...
The climate is heating up for Universal Music Group in Brussels as the company shuttles its proposal to buy EMI's recorded music business through Europe's labyrinthine antitrust approval process. The pending $1.9-billion acquisition, announced in...
Balancing privacy and profits on the Internet is proving difficult. An industry leadership group was chartered last year to hammer out a universal "do not track" policy to protect Web surfers, whose personal data is collected as they move from site to...
Watchdog with Paul MuschickThe federal government wastes more money every day than I'll earn in a lifetime, but one thing Uncle Sam isn't springing for is your electric bill. Don't believe it if you get a text message, Twitter or Facebook message or......
VarietyIn a move to satisfy regulators weighing the purchase of EMI's labels, Universal Music Group has agreed to divest several key holdings, including EMI's 89-year-old flagship imprint Parlophone. Following more than a week of talks with European Commission...
Tags: Robbie Williams, Richard Branson, Marketing, Sony Corp., Europe
VarietyIn the wake of Friday's commitment to European concessions by Universal Music Group, U.S. indie org the American Assn. of Independent Music has renewed calls for Stateside divestments in the UMG buy of EMI Music's labels. A remedies package submitted...
Senate subcommittee outlines UMG issues: Letter to FTC poses concerns over EMI buy, but makes no recommendationsVarietyIn a letter sent Friday to the Federal Trade Commission summarizing the Senate antitrust subcommittee's findings, the top solons on the body raised "significant competition issues" in Universal Music Group's proposed purchase of EMI Music's label assets....
Kirstie Alley visibly slimmed down during her run on Dancing With the Stars last year. The former Fat Actress star also said during appearances on QVC and in online promotional materials that a weight-loss product called Organic Liaison helped her drop...
VarietyWrapping the biggest music publishing deal in history, an investor consortium led by Sony/ATV Music announced Friday that it had closed the $2.2 billion purchase of EMI Music Publishing. Hours earlier, the Federal Trade Commission approved the...
Immigrant advocates are warning people who plan to apply for a work permit under a new federal immigration policy to beware of scammers and hold off on taking any formal action until more details emerge about how the program will work. The policy shift,...
Tags: Extradition, Politics, Deportation, Elections, Mitt Romney
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