Broken Facebook screen

Facebook could use some friends

Mar 20, 2018
Facebook’s leaders are being called on to explain themselves before officials here and in Europe. The Federal Trade Commission is examining whether Cambridge Analytica, the company that improperly siphoned the data of millions of Facebook users to create political profiles, violated a consent agreement. Now, the fact your information is for sale on the internet […]

Here’s what to do if your identity is stolen

Fraud alerts, credit reports, freezes — the Federal Trade Commission has an action plan.
The FTC has instructions on what to do if you've stopped receiving government benefits because of identity theft. Above, blank Social Security checks are run through a printer at the U.S. Treasury facility in Philadelphia.
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A flurry of regulatory action before inauguration

Jan 20, 2017
Corporations have an interest in reaching deals before a new administration comes in.
Richard Cordray (R), director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, delivers remarks at a Financial Literacy and Education Commission meeting in D.C.
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Sysco-US Foods merger stopped over anti-trust concern

Jun 24, 2015
A federal judge has halted a proposed merger between Sysco and US Foods.
A Sysco truck was on display in New York City. The FTC worries a merger with U.S. Foods would create a monopoly in the food distribution market.
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Happy 100th, FTC

Sep 26, 2014
The Federal Trade Commission was created 100 years ago today.

F.T.C. says webcam company has security flaws

Sep 5, 2013
The Federal Trade Commission has settled a claim with maker of webcams over security problems

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A faux faux fur kerfuffle at Nieman Marcus

Mar 20, 2013
The fashion market for fake fur has grown so fast that some suppliers are meeting the demand with real fur. Retailers as large as Nieman Marcus have been caught up in the faux faux fur kerfuffle.

How to read an EnergyGuide label

Oct 28, 2010
Eve Troeh reported today on TVs made after May 10, 2011 will be required to sport an EnergyGuide label. Below is one example of what one type of...