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Federal Trade Commission, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to Co-Host Roundtable on Debt Collection and the Latino Community

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 issues affect Latino consumers, especially those who have limited English proficiency.

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FTC Approves Modified Final Order in Four Loko Deceptive Advertising Case

The Federal Trade Commission has approved a modified order with the marketers of the supersized, high-alcohol malt beverage Four Loko – Phusion Projects, LLC. Phusion Projects settled with the FTC in 2013 to resolve FTC charges of deceptive advertising. The Commission alleged that Phusion Projects...
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FTC Approves Amended Applications by Fidelity National Financial Inc. to Divest Oregon Title Plant Assets

Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved two amended applications by Fidelity National Financial Inc. to sell Oregon real estate title plant assets, as required by the FTC order settling charges that Fidelity’s acquisition of Lender Processing Services, Inc. (LPS...
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FTC Will Keep Negative Option Rule In Its Current Form

The Federal Trade Commission has completed its review of the Negative Option Rule and will keep the Rule in its current form. The “Trade Regulation Rule Concerning Use of Prenotification Negative Option Plans” requires sellers to clearly disclose the terms of any such negative option plan for the...
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Marketers of ‘Fat Burning’ and ‘Calorie Blocking’ Diet Pills to Pay $500,000 for Making Deceptive Weight Loss Claims

The Quebec-based marketers of a supposed weight-loss treatment have agreed to pay $500,000 to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they deceived consumers with bogus claims that their Double Shot pills would cause rapid, substantial, and permanent weight loss, without diet or exercise...

Coming Events

Sep 15
District Of Columbia

Big Data: A Tool for Inclusion or Exclusion?

The Federal Trade Commission will host 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...
Oct 16
District Of Columbia

Seventh Annual Federal Trade Commission Microeconomics Conference

We are now accepting submissions for the Seventh Annual Federal Trade Commission Microeconomics Conference. Please see the Call for Papers for details. The deadline for paper submission has been extended June 13, 2014.
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 issues affect Latino consumers, especially those who have limited English proficiency. The event, titled...

Past Events

Jun 23
District Of Columbia

Conditional Pricing Practices: Economic Analysis and Legal Policy Implications

The Federal Trade Commission and the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice held a one-day public workshop on June 23, 2014 to explore the economics and legal policy implications of certain pricing practices, such as loyalty and bundled pricing. The workshop, consisted of...
Jun 11
Illinois

Midwest Region 2012 Common Ground Conference

Join the Federal Trade Commission, the offices of the Attorneys General of Illinois, Kentucky and Iowa, the U.S. Department of Justice, legal services attorneys and other consumer advocates, and state and federal consumer protection officials at this free event to discuss issues...
Jun 1
New York

Tri-state Common Ground Conference

The Federal Trade Commission, the offices of the New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut Attorneys General, legal services attorneys and other consumer advocates, and state and federal consumer protection officials from New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut met to discuss issues facing...