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Court Allows Exhausted Federal Trade Commission To Serve Summons On California Secretary Of State

The National Law Review - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
The Federal Trade Commission is not pleased with Discountmetalbrokers, Inc. In fact, the FTC is so unhappy with the company that it filed a complaint alleging that the company held itself out as a legitimate seller of gold and silver but would often ...
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Herbalife soars after dodging pyramid scheme tag in FTC settlement

CNBC - ‎Jul 15, 2016‎
The FTC skirted the phrase "pyramid scheme" or "Ponzi" in its pronouncement, but by calling for changes to Herbalife's operations, rather than shutting the company down altogether, critics' main charges against Herbalife were largely quashed.
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US Federal Trade Commission targets "influencer" internet ad campaigns

Times of India - ‎Jul 15, 2016‎
The agreement came after charges by the FTC that Warner Bros failed to adequately disclose thousands of dollars in payments to popular internet stars for posting positive videos and reviews of the company's game "Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor.
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Delhaize Group and Ahold complete merger after receiving clearance from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission

GlobeNewswire (press release) - ‎Jul 23, 2016‎
Brussels, Belgium, July 23, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Delhaize Group and Ahold have received regulatory clearance for their merger from the United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC). The companies subsequently completed the merger with the ...

Federal Trade Commission is taking Rogue Valley businesses to court

KTVL - ‎Jul 13, 2016‎
MEDFORD, Ore.-- The Federal Trade Commission charged the operators of dozens on companies in the Rogue Valley. The FTC said the companies deceived consumers by using fake newspaper subscription services. News10 first brought you this story last ...
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In Herbalife ruling, FTC helps draw the line between legit methods and pyramid schemes

Los Angeles Times - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
One of the basic tenets of consumer goods is that companies live or die based on the demand for their products. But some companies have charted a path to prosperity by selling something else: the lure of riches hidden in their products' sales chain.
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FTC spanks Warner Brothers for failure to disclose social influencer payments

Marketing Land - ‎Jul 12, 2016‎
You'd think that US brands and companies would know by now that if they pay “influencers” to promote a product and don't disclose that fact, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will come after them. This happened earlier this year with gaming network ...
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FTC moves against Herbalife, but leaves a question: Why is this company still allowed in business?

Los Angeles Times - ‎Jul 18, 2016‎
The legal complaint and settlement with Herbalife unveiled Friday by the Federal Trade Commission answers several questions about the Los Angeles-based nutritional supplement marketing company, but leaves the most important question wide open.
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Europe's Tough Stance Against Google Could Shame the FTC Into Action

Skift - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
The European regulatory probe of Google on several fronts is putting pressure on the U.S.'s FTC to jump into the fray after bowing out under less-than-stellar circumstances a few years ago.

Warner Bros to disclose paid reviews after FTC probe - ‎Jul 18, 2016‎
The US-based Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Warner Bros have reached a settlement with the latter agreeing to provide disclosures when reviewers are paid to promote its products.

Ackman said to maintain bet against Herbalife after FTC deal

Worcester Telegram - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
Herbalife's recent settlement with the Federal Trade Commission - instead of ending the investor's campaign against the seller of weight-loss shakes - has given the effort new life, Ackman said on a call with investors to discuss results of his firm ...
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Abbott, St. Jude's $25B tie-up delayed by FTC request

FierceBiotech - ‎Jul 13, 2016‎
Abbott ($ABT), which in April swooped in to acquire St. Jude Medical ($STJ) in a $25 billion deal, has to wait a little longer to claim its prize.
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Cybersecurity Experts Say Russia Hacked the Democrats

Bloomberg - ‎4 hours ago‎
Part of the problem is that the Federal Election Commission does not impose basic cyber security standards for political parties and campaigns the way the Federal Trade Commission does for U.S. businesses. "By not having a regulator that has the ...

Amended FTC rule a boon to consumers, businesses - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
The success of many fraudulent schemes hinges on scammers collecting payments via avenues that are difficult to trace. However, a recent amendment to Federal Trade Commission rules now makes it easier for consumers and business owners to identify ...
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Done deal for merger of two supermarket giants

Chain Store Age - ‎1 hour ago‎
The Federal Trade Commission has given its blessing to a deal that creates the fourth largest supermarket company in the United States.

FTC Drops WVA Hospital Merger Challenge

HealthLeaders Media - ‎Jul 14, 2016‎
The Federal Trade Commission has decided to drop its challenge of the proposed merger between two Huntington, WVA hospitals, but not without a parting shot at a recently passed state law that made the "potentially anticompetitive" deal possible.

Antitrust M&A Snapshot - July 2016

Mondaq News Alerts (registration) - ‎5 hours ago‎
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and US Department of Justice (DOJ) have been actively challenging mergers and acquisitions in the first half of 2016.

Urging “Caution,” FTC Comments on FCC Debt Call Carve-Out

Lexology (registration) - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
Weighing in on the Federal Communications Commission's proposed carve-out for permissible robocalls made for debts owed to the federal government, the Federal Trade Commission encouraged its sister agency to “proceed with caution.” Last month, the ...
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FTC Action: Abusive Debt Collectors Banned from Collection Business

InsideARM - ‎Jul 18, 2016‎
In October 2015, the FTC charged the BAM Financial defendants with extracting payments from consumers through intimidation, lies and other unlawful debt collection tactics.