| Oct 22, 2013
| 11:21 AM
Aaron’s Inc., a rent-to-own retailer, has agreed to stop using software to secretly spy on and photograph customers who rented computers.
The Federal Trade Commission had accused Aaron's and its franchisees of using software to monitor customers'...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 5:12 PM
When the sky became the limit for most political spending after the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision, the skywatchers like Ann Ravel had to readjust their telescopes. As head of California's Fair Political Practices Commission, she policed the...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 9:51 AM
An Arizona company that offered to help fraud victims recover stolen money instead defrauded them again by selling worthless do-it-yourself kits that cost hundreds of dollars, the Federal Trade Commission said.
Business Recovery Services of Mesa, Ariz.,...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 8:41 PM
After years of airline mergers that have dramatically reduced choices for travelers, the U.S. Justice Department has sued to halt what would be the largest airline marriage in U.S. history.
The Justice Department joined six states and the District of...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 6:11 PM
A day after the U.S. Department of Justice sued to block the mega-merger of American Airlines and US Airways, attorneys for the carriers called the legal challenge weak and said they are looking forward to battling the government in court.
| Oct 2, 2013
| 10:36 AM
The government shutdown has caught the Federal Trade Commission in its cold embrace, and that means the do-not-call list is on the fritz.
Telemarketers have free rein to call people.
Robin thus asks a timely question: Can you sue a telemarketer?
| May 31, 2013
| 6:30 AM
SEATTLE — The seal looked appealing, a daisy on a field of green, with the words “Tested Green.” It was issued to more than 120 products as a guarantee of environmental responsibility.
The problem, federal trade regulators announced in...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 6:10 PM
A growing number of Indian tribes are getting into the payday loan business, saying they just want to raise revenue for their reservations while helping cash-strapped consumers nationwide.
But federal officials suspect that, at least in some cases,...
| Apr 19, 2012
| 4:33 PM
The European Union's antitrust regulators on Thursday approved Sony Corp.'s pending $2.2-billion acquisition of EMI's publishing business, according to officials familiar with the process....
| May 11, 2012
| 9:33 PM
Sen. Herb Kohl (D-Wis.) plans to hold antitrust hearings on Universal's proposed merger with EMI....
| Oct 8, 2012
| 9:40 AM
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) is calling for a federal investigation to determine whether “an illegal short squeeze” is responsible for the soaring price of gasoline in California, which hit another record high Monday.
With a regular...