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UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 10, 2019

University of Phoenix agrees to settle FTC case alleging deceptive ad

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 …

Amazon probed by U.S. antitrust officials over marketplace

A team of Federal Trade Commission investigators has begun interviewing small businesses that sell products on to determine whether the e-commerce giant is using its market power to hurt …

UPDATED: Wed., July 24, 2019

Facebook’s big federal fine: Hammer or slap on the wrist?

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

Can fines rein in Big Tech? Privacy regulators spur a debate

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 …

BBB Tip of the Week: Beware the malware

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.

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 …

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.

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.

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 …

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 …

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.

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.

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.

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 …

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 …

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 …