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  • Comcast Preps Charm Offensive To Sell TW Cable Merger In Skeptical D.C.

    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....
  • 'Free' gift card promoters to pay $2.5 million in fraud case

    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. The...
  • Making a settlement with debt collectors

    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...
  • Prospects for Jos. A. Bank and Men's Wearhouse merger dim

    Prospects for Jos. A. Bank and Men's Wearhouse merger dim
    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...
  • Henry Waxman leads another quixotic charge for 'net neutrality'

    Henry Waxman leads another quixotic charge for 'net neutrality'
    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. And...
  • Marketer admits sending millions of deceptive spam text messages

    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....
  • GPOs fuel drug shortages [Commentary]

    GPOs fuel drug shortages [Commentary]
    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....
  • Supreme Court: Juice makers can be sued for 'tricking' consumers

    The Supreme Court opened the way Thursday for the makers of fruit drinks and other food products to be sued for false advertising if their labels would "mislead and trick consumers." A unanimous decision revived a false-advertising claim against Coca-...
  • Supreme Court rules against false advertising on food, drink labels

    Supreme Court rules against false advertising on food, drink labels
    Food and beverage companies can be sued for false advertising if they put labels on products that would "mislead and trick consumers," the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday. The unanimous decision could have broad impact on parts of the food industry....
  • Data brokers are profiling consumers online by race, other categories

    The fact that advertisers track what consumers do online is common knowledge, but federal regulators raised alarms Tuesday about just how much data are being collected and how they are being used to profile consumers. Data brokers are grouping Americans...
  • Shareholders File Suit Against Higher One

    A Connecticut law firm has filed a class action shareholder lawsuit in federal court against New Haven's Higher One, a company that offers debit cards to college students around the country. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in...