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FTC Staff Supports Department of Veterans Affairs Proposed Rule To Grant Full Practice Authority to Advanced Practice Registered Nurses

Federal Trade Commission staff submitted written comments supporting a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) proposed rule that would permit the VA to grant “full practice authority” to the four main categories of Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) – Certified Nurse Practitioners (CNPs...
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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 81 stores 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...

Coming Events

Jul 27

Commissioner McSweeny on ITIF panel session sponsored by Information Technology Innovation Foundation

Commissioner McSweeny will participate in an ITIF panel session, sponsored by the Information Technology Innovation Foundation, SEI Innovation Studio at Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102, 10:30 a.m. EDT
Jul 28

Cmr. McSweeny speech at Navigating the New Matchmaker Economy: The Role of Antitrust and Regulation

Commissioner McSweeny will speak at “Navigating the New Matchmaker Economy: The Role of Antitrust and Regulation”. George Washington Competition Law Center, 2000 H Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20052, 12 p.m. EDT
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...

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