| Feb 13, 2014
| 2:30 PM
After a morning media blitz by Comcast to announce its plans to buy Time Warner Cable, the companies now face the arduous task of selling it to D.C. regulators over the howls of protest from media watchdog orgs.
While Comcast's policy chief David L....
| Feb 18, 2014
| 12:46 PM
The owners of six companies, including three from Orange County, have agreed to pay $2.5 million to settle a Federal Trade Commission lawsuit that accused them of sending out millions of text messages offering free gift cards they never delivered.
| Feb 21, 2014
| 2:30 AM
By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin
Q: A while ago, I found myself between a rock and a hard place in my finances. After my child support payments increased, I found that I did not have enough to pay my credit card minimum monthly payments. And then 10...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 5:12 PM
As the prospect of a $1.6 billion merger between Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc. and Men's Wearhouse dimmed, investors retrenched Monday, pushing down shares of both retailers much further than the broader market decline.
The market reacted after a weekend...
| 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.
| Feb 5, 2014
| 10:22 AM
A Wisconsin man has agreed to pay $10,000 to settle Federal Trade Commission allegations that he sent millions of unwanted and misleading text messages to consumers with bogus offers of "free" gift cards and electronics.
The FTC had accused Jason Q....
| Feb 7, 2014
| 10:00 AM
Maryland has been a pacesetter on some important health care issues like hospital cost control. But on one matter that is seriously impairing patient care — generic drug shortages — Marylanders are facing the same crisis as everyone else....
| Apr 17, 2014
| 2:19 PM
The bad news is piling up for Herbalife Ltd.
Illinois Atty. Gen. Lisa Madigan is investigating complaints that the Los Angeles weight-loss and nutrition company operates a pyramid scheme, Maura Possley, a spokeswoman for the attorney general, said...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 8:23 PM
WASHINGTON — In a case that could strengthen truth-in-labeling laws, Supreme Court justices on Monday voiced deep skepticism about Coca-Cola's Pomegranate Blueberry juice that is 99.4% apple and grape juice, saying the name would probably fool...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 9:14 AM
Imagine getting lost in the deep woods, naked (it happens) and afraid, with only an iPhone that's beyond the range of distant cell towers.
Don't be a defeatist and sit on a tree stump playing "Angry Birds" offline while waiting for clothed rescuers....
| Mar 8, 2014
Scammers don't have to file annual reports. The Federal Trade Commission does it for them.
The FTC received more than 2 million complaints in 2013, most frequently about identity theft (290,056). American consumers reported $1.6 billion in fraud losses,...