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  • Florida court shuts down diploma mill business at request of federal regulators

    WASHINGTON A U.S. District Court in Florida on Friday shut down a diploma mill business that federal regulators say earned more than $11 million selling fake high school diplomas online.
  • U.S. fines company $3 million over bogus Ab Glider weight loss claims

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Icon Health and Fitness will pay $3 million to settle charges that it violated an earlier consent order from the Federal Trade commission by saying that using its "Ab Glider" for three minutes a day would result in significant...

    Southern California debt collection operation to refund $4 million

    A Southern California debt collection operation agreed to refund more than $4 million to consumers to settle allegations that its employees posed as process servers and used other deceptive tactics, the Federal Trade Commission said Wednesday. Asset...

    Authorities tell company to scratch its false claims about lice prevention products

     
    Here's another chapter in the endless book about why you shouldn't believe everything your read or hear on product promotions. Lornamead Inc., whose "Lice Shield" products are sold at major chain stores including Walmart, CVS, Rite Aid, Walgreens and...

    What did federal agencies do for travelers in 2013?

    What did federal agencies do for travelers in 2013?
    Ask travelers what the federal government did for them this year, and you'll probably get a shrug, at best -- or a rant about sequestration, national park closings and the Transportation Security Administration, at worst. But there's actually a...