For Your Information: February 28, 2003 Announced Action for February 28, 2003
Approved the publication of a Federal Register notice regarding the regulatory review of the rules and regulations under the Hobby Protection Act, 16 C.F.R. Part 304.
February 27, 2003
For Your Information: February 27, 2003 Announced Action for February 27, 2003
Approved the issuance of a final consent order and letters to the commenters of record in the matter concerning the acquisition of Puerto Rico's Supermercados Amigo by Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
For Your Information: February 25, 2003 Announced Action for February 25, 2003
Approved the filing of amended complaints in two matters currently pending against the Institute for International Licensing and PT Resource Center
Declaración de Timothy J. Muris sobre el Registro Nacional “No Llame” El Presidente ha firmado el proyecto general de asignación presupuestaria (Omnibus appropriations bill) convirtiéndolo en ley, proveyendo de esta manera los fondos necesarios para permitir que la Comisión Federal de Comercio (Federal Trade Commission, FTC) comience a desarrollar el registro nacional “No Llame” (Do Not Call Registry).
For Your Information: February 21, 2003 Announced Action for February 21, 2003
Received an application for approval of a proposed divestiture from ConocoPhillips, Inc., pursuant to a final decision and order with the FTC, announced on February 14, 2003, regarding Conoco's merger with Phillips Petroleum Company.
For Release: February 19, 2003 FTC/DOJ Release Agenda for First Session of Health Care Hearings
The Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice (DOJ) have released a detailed final agenda for the opening session of their hearings on health care and competition law and policy, to be held from February 26-28, 2003.
For Your Information: February 14, 2003 Announced Actions for February 14, 2003
Approved a proposed divestiture in the matter concerning Bayer AG's acquisition of Aventis CropSciences Holding S.A. , the crop protection business of Aventis S.A.; approved the issuance of a final consent order, and letters to the commenters of record, in the matter concerning the merger of Conoco Inc., et al. and Phillips Petroleum Co.
For Release: February 13, 2003 McGuire Appointed Chief FTC Administrative Law Judge
Federal Trade Commission Chairman Timothy J. Muris has appointed Stephen J. McGuire to serve as Chief Administrative Law Judge at the FTC. McGuire replaces James P. Timony, who retired in late January 2003 after 27 years as an FTC ALJ.
For Your Information: February 7, 2003 Announced Actions for February 7, 2003
Approved the stipulated dismissal of a defendant in the matter currently pending against Electronic Products Distribution, LLC; approved the issuance of a final consent order, and a letter to the commenter of record, in the matter concerning the acquisition of Wyeth Corporation's generic injectable drug business by Baxter International, Inc.; approved the filing of an amended complaint in the matter currently pending against Jubilee Financial Services, Inc., et al.
For Release: February 4, 2003 Seller of Various Pest-Control Devices and Air Cleaning Products Settles FTC Charges
Lentek International, Inc., Joseph Durek, a former Lentek principal, and Lou Lentine, a current principal, have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they made false and unsubstantiated claims in advertisements for their electronic mosquito and pest repellers and their air cleaning products.
February 3, 2003
For Your Information: February 3, 2003 Announced Action for February 3, 2003
The Commission has denied a petition for rulemaking under Section 18 of the FTC Act from the Telecommunications Research and Action Center, the National Consumers League, and Consumer Action regarding certain deceptive aspects of unsolicited commercial email, commonly known as spam.
For Release: February 3, 2003 FTC to Hold Three Day Public Spam Workshop
The Federal Trade Commission will host a three-day "Spam Forum" Wednesday, April 30 through Friday, May 2, to address the proliferation of unsolicited commercial e-mail and to explore the technical, legal, and financial issues associated with it.
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