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FTC Requires Ahold and Delhaize Group to Sell 81 Stores as a Condition of Merger

Koninklijke Ahold and Delhaize Group, which between them own and operate five well-known U.S. supermarket chains, have agreed to sell 81stores to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that their proposed $28 billion merger would likely be anticompetitive in 46 local markets in Delaware, Maryland...
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FTC Obtains Summary Judgment Decision Against Medical Discount Card Scammers

A health care scammer and his company, who tricked Spanish-speaking and other consumers seeking health insurance into buying phony medical discount cards, are banned from selling healthcare-related products, and from telemarketing, under court orders obtained by the Federal Trade Commission. The...
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FTC Providing $4 Million in Full Refunds to People Tricked into Buying Bogus ‘Extended Auto Warranties’

The Federal Trade Commission is mailing 5,970 refund checks totaling more than $4 million to people who were bombarded with illegal robocalls and tricked into paying thousands of dollars for bogus “extended auto warranties.” The checks, which are being mailed today and provide full refunds, are the...
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FTC Approves Final Order Preserving Competition among Suppliers of Industrial Gases

Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that the proposed $13.4 billion merger of American Air Liquide Holdings, Inc. and Airgas, Inc. would likely be anticompetitive. Under the terms of the order, first announced in May 2016, the...

Coming Events

Sep 7
District Of Columbia

Fall Technology Series: Ransomware

With alarming frequency, ransomware hackers are sneaking into consumer and business computers, encrypting files containing photos, documents and other important data, and then demanding a ransom in exchange for the key needed to decrypt the files. At times, these hackers pose as the...
Sep 15
District Of Columbia

Putting Disclosures to the Test

The Federal Trade Commission will host a public workshop in Washington, DC on September 15, 2016 to examine the testing and evaluation of disclosures that companies make to consumers about advertising claims, privacy practices, and other information. Effective disclosures are...
Sep 16
District Of Columbia

Marketing Science – Federal Trade Commission Economic Conference on Marketing and Consumer Protection

The Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Economics and Marketing Science are co-organizing a one-day conference to bring together scholars interested in issues at the intersection of marketing and consumer protection policy and regulation. As the primary consumer protection law...

Past Events

Jul 22

Cmr. McSweeny a panelist at “DC Meets Detroit: Government Automotive Cybersecurity Roundtable”

Commissioner McSweeny will participate in an open panel, “DC Meets Detroit: Government Automotive Cybersecurity Roundtable,” Billington Global Automotive Cybersecurity Summit 2016, COBO Center, 1 Washington Boulevard, Detroit, MI, 10:10 a.m.  
Jul 22

Chwn. Ramirez will participate in the second day of the 45th Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities (APPA) Forum

Chairwoman Ramirez will participate in the second day of the 45th Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities (APPA) Forum, Raffle City Convention Centre (RCCC) 80 Bras Basah Road, Singapore, 9:00 a.m. Singapore Time
Jul 21

Chwn. Ramirez will participate in the 45th Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities (APPA) Forum

Chairwoman Ramirez will participate in the 45th Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities (APPA) Forum, Raffle City Convention Centre (RCCC) 80 Bras Basah Road, Singapore, 9:00am Singapore Time