For Your Information: May 30, 2003
The Federal Trade Commission will hold a press availability on Monday June 2, 2003, at 10:30 a.m. CDT to announce a federal law enforcement action against a deceptively advertised pain-relief bracelet.
For Your Information: May 30, 2003 Announced Actions for May 30, 2003
Commission has filed an amicus brief jointly with the U.S. Department of Justice in the case Verizon Communications, Inc. v. Law Offices of Curtis V. Trinko, No. 02-682 (U.S. S. Ct.) and Dee-K Enterprises, Inc. v. Heveafil Sdn. Bhd., No. 02-649 (U.S. S. Ct.); approved a proposed divestiture by ConocoPhillips, Inc.; approved the issuance of a final consent order in the matter concerning Pfizer Inc. and Pharmacia Corporation; approved the issuance of a final consent order in the matter concerning the Institute of Store Planners and approved a letter to the commenter of record.
For Release: May 28, 2003 FTC Releases Spanish-Language Public Service Announcements
As part of its ongoing Spanish-language outreach program, the Federal Trade Commission has begun disseminating two audio public service announcements to more than 700 radio stations in the United States and Puerto Rico, including stations in the top 100 Hispanic markets.
Para su difusión: May 28, 2003 LA FTC DIFUNDE ANUNCIOS DE SERVICIO PÚBLICO EN IDIOMA ESPAÑOL
Como parte de su presente programa de extensión comunitaria en idioma español, la Comisión Federal de Comercio (Federal Trade Commission, FTC) ha comenzado a distribuir dos anuncios de audio de servicio público a más de 700 estaciones de radio en los Estados Unidos y Puerto Rico, incluyendo las estaciones que se encuentran entre las 100 más escuchadas del mercado hispano.
For Your Information: May 23, 2003 Announced Actions for May 23, 2003
Received an application for approval of proposed divestiture from Shell Oil Company and Pennzoil-Quaker State Company; approved two proposed divestitures from ConocoPhillips, Inc.; approved an action related to the final decision and order concerning MSC.Software Corporation.
For Release: May 21, 2003 No "Silver Bullet" to Limit Spam, FTC Tells Congress
The Federal Trade Commission today told Congress that there is no "silver bullet" to solve the problems of increasing volume, increasing costs, and increasing international effects of spam.
May 20, 2003
For Release: May 20, 2003 FTC Testifies on the Fair Credit Reporting Act
The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) promotes fairness, privacy, and accuracy in the consumer credit marketplace, the Federal Trade Commission testified today.
For Release: May 20, 2003 FTC and States Unite to Fight Fundraising Fraud
The Federal Trade Commission today announced "Operation Phoney Philanthropy" - a law enforcement and public education campaign by the FTC and state charities regulators to stop fraudulent fundraising.
Media Advisory : May 19, 2003 FTC and States Charities Regulators Unite to Fight Fundraising Fraud
The Federal Trade Commission and the various state charities regulators will host a press conference on Tuesday May 20, 2003 at 11:00 a.m. EST to announce the latest law enforcement crackdown and consumer education campaign on charity fraud.
May 16, 2003
For Your Information: May 16, 2003 Announced Action for May 16, 2003
Extended the term of the interim trustee in the matter concerning FMC Corporation/Solutia, Inc. (now Astaris LLC).
For Release: May 13, 2003 FTC Staff to Offer Safeguards Rule Training
The Federal Trade Commission has announced that its staff will offer a training program for financial institutions that are subject to its Safeguards Rule.
For Your Information: May 9, 2003 Announced Actions for May 9, 2003
Approved a fourth extension of a time period concerning a matter involving Baxter International, Inc.; approved the issuance of a final consent order in the matter concerning Educational Research Center of America, Inc. and Student Marketing Group, Inc. and issued a response to the commenter of record..
For Your Information: May 2, 2003 Announced Actions for May 2, 2003
Received a petition for approval of a proposed divestiture from ConocoPhillips, Inc. concerning the recent merger of Conoco Inc. and Phillips Petroleum Company; approved a proposed divestiture from ConocoPhillips, Inc.; authorized the staff to file a second amended complaint related to "Operation License for Trouble."; authorized the publication of a Federal Register notice regarding a notice of proposed rulemaking to revise the alternative fueled vehicle (AFV) label specified in the FTC's rule concerning Labeling Requirements for Alternative Fuels and Alternative Fueled Vehicles; approved the issuance of a final consent order in the matter concerning The Ted Warren Corporation; The Ken Roberts Institute, Inc.; The Ken Roberts Company; and Ken Roberts.
For Release: May 1, 2003 After Arrest Threat, New York Funeral Home Complies With Court Order, Produces Information to the FTC
To avoid a possible arrest warrant and other legal action that could result in an injunction and civil penalties, Morehead McKim Gallaher Funeral Directors, Inc. and its director, Michael Bannon, submitted to the Federal Trade Commission all materials and information needed to process the funeral home into the Funeral Rule Offenders Program (FROP), a self-regulatory training and certification program developed by the FTC and the National Funeral Directors Association as an alternative to traditional federal district court law enforcement actions.
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