Stories tagged: Federal Trade Commission
MONDAY, FEB. 6, 2017, 5:46 P.M.
These smart TVs were apparently spying on their owners
The Federal Trade Commission said Monday that Vizio used 11 million televisions to spy on its customers. The television maker agreed to pay $2.2 million to settle a case with …
FRIDAY, DEC. 30, 2016, 10:34 A.M.
Cabela’s tumbles after warning that Bass Pro deal faces scrutiny
Cabela’s Inc. suffered its worst stock decline in more than a year after warning that its $5.5 billion acquisition by Bass Pro Group faces additional review by regulators.
FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2016, 2:55 P.M.
Herbalife to refund $200 million, change practices under FTC settlement
Herbalife Ltd. has agreed to pay $200 million to consumers and change its business practices to settle a two-year federal investigation triggered by allegations from activist investor Bill Ackman.
TUESDAY, MAY 10, 2016, 5:41 P.M.
Staples, Office Depot proposed merger blocked by judge
Staples and Office Depot said Tuesday they are scrapping their planned $6.3 billion merger after a federal judge blocked the deal, saying the government had made the case that the …
FRIDAY, MAY 6, 2016, 9:16 A.M.
Herbalife says it’s in advanced talks with FTC, shares soar
Shares of Herbalife surged more than 11 percent in early trading Friday after disclosing that it’s in advanced talks to settle a federal investigation into claims that the company essentially …
TUESDAY, MARCH 29, 2016, 11:46 A.M.
FTC sues VW over false ‘Clean Diesel’ advertising claims
A federal consumer watchdog sued Volkswagen on Tuesday, charging the company made false claims in commercials promoting its “Clean Diesel” vehicles as environmentally friendly.
SUNDAY, JAN. 17, 2016
Consumer Confidential: FTC is falling short in protecting consumers’ data used by businesses
It’s about time more official attention was paid to ways that companies invade our privacy. But federal authorities can do more, much more, to level the playing field.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 16, 2012, 10:58 A.M.
Washington, Idaho get piece of Skechers settlement
The claims about Skechers seemed amazing: The shoes with the funny rocker soles would tone up your buttocks and help fight cellulite.
SATURDAY, APRIL 2, 2011
Providence’s purchase of heart centers derailed
Providence Health Care’s plan to buy two large cardiology practices in Spokane may have been abandoned in the wake of a ruling by federal antitrust regulators. The Federal Trade Commission …
MONDAY, OCT. 25, 2010
Certified eco-labels ensure right choice
Are you a green shopper? Do you regularly seek out products that claim to better for the planet? These days, it’s getting harder and harder to know which products are …
WEDNESDAY, JULY 15, 2009, 9:19 P.M.
Feds sue Apply2Save
The Federal Trade Commission has sued Apply 2 Save Inc., and on Wednesday filed an injunction in U.S. District Court in Coeur d’Alene barring the company and President Derek Oberholtzer …