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Commission Announces Workshop to Explore How Fraud Affects Different Communities

The Federal Trade Commission will host a workshop entitled “Fraud Affects Every Community” on Oct.

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FTC Extends Comment Period for Big Data Workshop to Oct. 31

The Federal Trade Commission has extended until Oct. 31 the deadline for public comments related to its recent workshop, “Big Data: A Tool for Inclusion or Exclusion?” Instructions for providing public comments to the Commission regarding the workshop can be found on the workshop’s webpage . The...
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Norm Thompson Outfitters and Wacoal America Settle FTC Charges Over Weight-Loss Claims for Caffeine-infused Shapewear

Two marketers of women’s “shapewear” undergarments have settled Federal Trade Commission charges that slimming claims for their caffeine-infused products were false and not substantiated by scientific evidence. The proposed orders settling the FTC’s complaints bar Norm Thompson Outfitters, Inc.,...
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Francine Lafontaine Named Director of FTC’s Bureau of Economics

Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez has appointed Francine Lafontaine as Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Economics, succeeding Martin Gaynor, who is returning to Heinz College at Carnegie Mellon University. The Director supervises economic analysis at the Commission and advises the...
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FTC Approves Final Order Settling Charges that L’Oréal USA, Inc. Made Deceptive Advertising Claims for its Anti-Aging Cosmetics

Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that cosmetics company L’Oréal USA, Inc. made deceptive advertising claims about its Lancôme Génifique and L’Oréal Paris Youth Code skincare products. According to the FTC’s complaint ,...

Coming Events

Oct 16
District Of Columbia

Seventh Annual Federal Trade Commission Microeconomics Conference

The Federal Trade Commission Microeconomics Conference is held annually in the fall and brings together researchers from universities throughout the world, other government agencies, and other organization to discuss issues related to the FTC’s 100-year long antitrust, consumer...
Oct 23
California

Debt Collection & the Latino Community Roundtable

The Federal Trade Commission and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will co-host a roundtable in Long Beach, California, on October 23, 2014, to examine how debt collection and credit reporting issues affect Latino consumers, especially those who have limited English...
Oct 29
District Of Columbia

Fraud Affects Every Community

This workshop will examine how fraud affects groups including older adults, servicemembers and veterans, low-income communities, and African-Americans, Latinos, Asians, and Native Americans.

Past Events

Sep 23

Butterfly Labs Twitter Chat

FTC Hosts Twitter Chat, Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 3:00 PM EDT FTC staff will answer questions about its Butterfly Labs case on Twitter at 3 p.m. today. Follow @FTC, and tweet questions with the hashtag: #AskFTC. See FTC Twitter chats to learn more.
Sep 15
District Of Columbia

Big Data: A Tool for Inclusion or Exclusion?

The Federal Trade Commission hosted a public workshop entitled “Big Data: A Tool for Inclusion or Exclusion?” in Washington on September 15, 2014, to further explore the use of “big data” and its impact on American consumers, including low income and underserved consumers.
Sep 8

The Sixth Annual African Consumer Protection Dialogue Conference Strengthening the Framework for Dealing with Cross Border Consumer Violations (Lilongwe, Malawi)

Day 1: Opening ceremony and law enforcement cross-border collaboration. Day 2: Mobile payments, cyber threats and financial issues. Day 3: Remedies, energy/environmental issues, and the impact on consumers and businesses.