Stories tagged: federal trade commission
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 10, 2019
The University of Phoenix and its parent company have agreed to pay $50 million in cash and cancel $141 million in student debt to settle allegations of deceptive advertisement brought …
Wed., Sept. 11, 2019
A team of Federal Trade Commission investigators has begun interviewing small businesses that sell products on Amazon.com to determine whether the e-commerce giant is using its market power to hurt …
UPDATED: Wed., July 24, 2019
The Federal Trade Commission’s record $5 billion fine and new oversight of Facebook is a serious attempt to rein in the world’s largest social media network after years of privacy …
UPDATED: Wed., May 8, 2019
Federal privacy regulators got a sympathetic hearing from Congress on Wednesday for their request for greater powers and funding to police privacy, as lawmakers warned that fines against big companies …
Sun., June 4, 2017
Learn how to avoid having your computer infected with malware, how to detect it and what to do if malware does make its way onto your computer.
Mon., Feb. 6, 2017
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 …
Fri., Dec. 30, 2016
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.
Fri., July 15, 2016
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.
Tue., May 10, 2016
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 …
Fri., May 6, 2016
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 …
Tue., March 29, 2016
A federal consumer watchdog sued Volkswagen on Tuesday, charging the company made false claims in commercials promoting its “Clean Diesel” vehicles as environmentally friendly.
Sun., Jan. 17, 2016
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.
Wed., May 16, 2012
The claims about Skechers seemed amazing: The shoes with the funny rocker soles would tone up your buttocks and help fight cellulite.
Sat., April 2, 2011
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 …
Mon., Oct. 25, 2010
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 …
Wed., July 15, 2009
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 …