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  • Potential merger raises antitrust questions

    Potential merger raises antitrust questions
    Some 1,700 Office Depot headquarters employees in Boca Raton are likely to keep a careful watch on news from Washington, D.C., in the coming months. They know their futures could be shaped by whether the Federal Trade Commission allows their company...
  • Calls continue for national data breach law amid massive breach at Anthem insurance

    Calls continue for national data breach law amid massive breach at Anthem insurance
    A hearing Thursday on the need for a national data breach law couldn't have come at a better time. The same morning that experts testified before a Senate subcommittee, health insurer Anthem announced it had been the victim of a breach. Pennsylvania...
  • Staples, Office Depot in talks to merge, report says

    Staples, Office Depot in talks to merge, report says
    Stock prices of office-supply chains Staples and Office Depot surged Tuesday after The Wall Street Journal reported that the two companies are in advanced talks to merge. Details, including price and structure, of a proposed union of the companies wasn'...
  • 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...
  • Women deceived into sharing nude photos that were posted on website, feds allege

    Women deceived into sharing nude photos that were posted on website, feds allege
    If you can't resist posing for nude photos, here's another reminder why you should resist the temptation to share them. Many women who were duped into sharing intimate images found them posted online without their permission, authorities allege. The...
  • TracFone Wireless to pay $40-million settlement over unlimited data

    The nation's largest prepaid mobile provider, TracFone Wireless, will pay $40 million to settle government claims that it misled millions of smartphone customers with promises of unlimited data service. The Federal Trade Commission said Wednesday that...
  • Chesapeake-based Dollar Tree CEO to Family Dollar CEO: We are at 'the end of our patience'

    Chesapeake-based Dollar Tree CEO to Family Dollar CEO: We are at 'the end of our patience'
    The chief executive of Chesapeake-based Dollar Tree, the discount retailer trying to buy Family Dollar, has some strong words for Family Dollar CEO Howard Levine: "We have reached the end of our patience." Family Dollar, based in the Charlotte suburb of...
  • Automatically read the fine print on your contracts, or you could automatically renew terms you don't like

     
    The Watchdog has reminded you countless times about the need to read the fine print on all of your paperwork so you know what you're getting into, and how you can get out when you need to. Too many people......
  • Medical alert scam shut down

    Most people who got those annoying robocalls offering them free medical alerts knew the devices weren't really free. We now know how much they cost. Authorities announced a settlement last week with nine companies and four individuals they allege were...
  • Identity thieves used college student accounts to defraud IRS: prosecutors

    U.S. law-enforcement officials on Tuesday arrested 17 people accused of trying to collect almost $2 million in bogus tax refunds using college student accounts, the latest identity scam to defraud the Internal Revenue Service. Identity thieves in...
  • Consumer travel issues: Where we stand

    Consumer travel issues: Where we stand
    Whether you're red or blue, you probably realize that last week's election is likely to change the outlook for consumer protection over the next few years. And -- this is strictly a personal opinion -- the outlook is less favorable than in the previous...