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Commission approval of amended complaints – The Commission has authorized the staff to file an amended complaint in the ongoing litigation against Data Business Solutions Inc., also doing business as Internet Listing Service Corp., ILS Corp., ILSCORP.NET, Domain Listing Service Corp., DLS Corp.,...
The Federal Trade Commission will announce a multi-million dollar consumer redress settlement against the maker of a well known natural remedy.
The marketers of a line of dietary supplements have agreed to pay $2.5 million to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that claims about their oregano oil and capsules were false and unsubstantiated in violation of federal law.
Have you received an unsolicited e-mail or phone call from someone who claims to represent your local election board or civic group and asks for your Social Security or credit card number to confirm your eligibility or registration to vote? According to the Federal Trade Commission, the nation's...
The Federal Trade Commission has created an information line for customers who purchased debt-consolidation services from Express Consolidation, Inc., Randall L. Leshin, and Debt Management Counseling Center (also known as Randall L. Leshin, P.A.). Express Consolidation, Inc. is based in Delray...
The Federal Trade Commission today announced the results of a study on food marketing to children and adolescents. The report, Marketing Food to Children and Adolescents: A Review of Industry Expenditures, Activities, and Self-Regulation, finds that 44 major food and beverage marketers spent $1.6...
The Federal Trade Commission will release a report examining industry expenditures in marketing food and beverages to children and adolescents.
Commission approval of Federal Register notice – The Commission has approved a Federal Register notice announcing a one-month extension of the public comment period related to its proposal to rescind guidance concerning the current cigarette testing method. As detailed in a For Your Information...
The Federal Trade Commission today announced the agenda for its first public roundtable on its self-assessment initiative, 'FTC at 100: Into Our Second Century.' The roundtable will be held in Washington, DC, on July 29-30, 2008, and attended by, among others, current and former agency...
The Federal Trade Commission and the California Office of Privacy Protection will co-host a half-day public workshop in Los Angeles on Wednesday, August 13, 2008, on how businesses can secure personal information and protect the privacy of consumers and employees.
Commission denial of petition from jewelry industry trade associations - The Commission has denied a petition submitted by the Jewelers Vigilance Committee (JVC) and 10 other jewelry industry trade associations requesting that the FTC amend the Guides for the Jewelry, Precious Metals, and Pewter...
Defendants in an operation that sold bogus weight loss supplements through illegal spam e-mail have settled Federal Trade Commission charges that their operation violated federal laws. The settlement bars them from making false or unsubstantiated claims about health benefits of any food, drug, or...
The Federal Trade Commission today released a staff report on a Roundtable Discussion on Phishing Education that it hosted in April. Approximately 60 experts from business, government, the technology sector, the consumer advocacy community, and academia met at the FTC to discuss strategies for...
The Federal Trade Commission staff will host a workshop on September 25, 2008, to explore growth in the for-profit debt settlement industry and to examine its impact on consumers and businesses.
Commission approval of Federal Register notice – The Commission has approved the publication of an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) in the Federal Register to initiate a proceeding to evaluate labeling requirements for “lamps,” more commonly known as light bulbs. As detailed in the...
As part of its review of its environmental marketing guidelines, also known as the "Green Guides," the Federal Trade Commission will host its third public workshop to examine developments in environmental claims for building products, buildings, and textiles, along with consumer perceptions of...
Commission approval of report to Congress – The Commission has approved the issuance of a report to Congress regarding the Do Not Call Registry for Fiscal Year 2007. The report, which is available now as a link to this press release on the FTC’s Web site, has been submitted to the U.S. House of...
In testimony on behavioral advertising, the Federal Trade Commission today told the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation that "the issues surrounding this practice are complex ... the business models are diverse and constantly evolving, and ... behavioral advertising may...
When parents or guardians are considering finding a residential treatment program for a troubled teenager, the decision is often a difficult one. While residential treatment programs may appeal to families, some of whom are looking for a less-restrictive alternative to incarceration or...

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