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Public Event: Consumer Protection and the Debt Settlement Industry
September 25, 2008
The Federal Trade Commission staff will hold a workshop on September 25, 2008 to explore the growth of the for-profit debt settlement industry and to analyze how its model is affecting consumers and businesses. The event is free and open to the public, and there will be no pre-registration. The...
September 23, 2008
The Federal Trade Commission staff will hold a workshop on September 23, 2008, to explore emerging applications of radio frequency identification (RFID) technology and their implications for consumer protection policy. This event, “Transatlantic RFID Workshop on Consumer Privacy and Data Security...
Closing Letter: GSCM Ventures, Inc.
September 19, 2008
Federal Register Notice: Telemarketing Sales Rule - 16 CFR Part 310
The Commission challenged Flow International Corporation’s proposed $109 million acquisition of rival waterjet manufacturer OMAX Corporation. Both corporations develop, manufacture, and sell computerized waterjet cutting systems which use pressurized water mixed with abrasive garnet particles to...
Closing Letter: El Pollo Loco, Inc.
August 19, 2008
Closing Letter: Letter Denying Petition Requesting Initiation of A Trade Regulation Rule Proceeding Concerning Qualified Intermediaries Filed By the Federation of Exchange Accommodators
August 18, 2008
Case: Airborne Health, Inc.
Closing Letter: Johns Manville Corporation
August 1, 2008
Closing Letter: Letter to the NAD Regarding NAD’s Referral of Pure Pharmaceuticals’ Advertising of Sunpill
July 29, 2008
Public Event: Pay On The Go: Consumers and Contactless Payment
July 24, 2008
The Federal Trade Commission and the Technology Law and Public Policy Clinic at the University of Washington will host a Town Hall meeting on July 24, 2008, to explore the growth of contactless payment systems and their implications for consumer protection policy. This Town Hall, titled “Pay on the...
Public Event: Green Building & Textiles
July 15, 2008
The Federal Trade Commission is planning to host a public workshop on July 15, 2008, to examine developments in green building and textiles claims and consumer perception of such claims. This workshop is one component of the Commission’s regulatory review of the Guides for the Use of Environmental...
Press Release: FTC Proposes Rescinding 40-Year Guidance on Statements Concerning Tar and Nicotine Yields
The Federal Trade Commission has proposed rescinding guidance issued in 1966 that generally permits statements concerning tar and nicotine yields if they are based on the Cambridge Filter Method, which is sometimes referred to as “the FTC Method.” If the guidance is withdrawn, advertisers should no...
Closing Letter: Ed Loan Funding, Inc. d/b/a Education Loan Funding
July 7, 2008
Closing Letter: Elite Financial Group d/b/a Elite Financial Group California
July 7, 2008
Under the terms of the proposed consent order, the Missouri Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors (Board) agreed to settle charges that it deterred competitive entry in the retail sale of caskets by adopting a rule that only licensed funeral directors could sell caskets to consumers on an at-...
Closing Letter: R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
June 19, 2008
Case: Tono Records, et al.
Underage alcohol use is a widespread problem with significant health and safety consequences. This is the third Federal Trade Commission report on efforts by the alcohol industry to reduce the likelihood that alcohol advertising will target youth, by its placement or content. This report provides...
Public Event: Beyond Voice: Mapping the Mobile Marketplace
May 6, 2008
The Federal Trade Commission will host a Town Hall meeting on May 6-7, 2008, to explore the evolving mobile commerce (M-commerce) marketplace and its implications for consumer protection policy. This Town Hall, titled “Beyond Voice: Mapping the Mobile Marketplace,” follows up on the FTC’s November...