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Undercover Inspections of Funeral Homes in Six States Prompt Compliance with Funeral Rule Disclosure Requirements

FTC’s Funeral Rule requires funeral homes to provide price lists to consumers

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FTC Requires Reynolds and Lorillard to Divest Four Cigarette Brands as a Condition of $27.4 Billion Merger

Tobacco companies Reynolds American Inc. and Lorillard Inc. have agreed to divest four cigarette brands to Imperial Tobacco Group to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that their proposed $27.4 billion merger would likely be anticompetitive. Reynolds markets two of the best-selling cigarettes...
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Ashworth College Settles FTC Charges it Misled Students About Career Training, Credit Transfers

Ashworth College has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges it misrepresented to students that they would get the training and credentials needed to switch careers or get a new job, and that the course credits they earned would transfer to other schools. In reality, many programs offered...
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FTC Requests Public Comment on Panasonic’s Application to Approve Sale of Assets It Uses to Manufacture Portable Sub-C Nickel Metal Hydride Batteries

The Federal Trade Commission is currently accepting public comments on an application by Panasonic Corporation for approval to sell to FDK Corporation assets from Panasonic’s facility in Suzhou, China that are used to manufacture sub-C portable nickel metal hydride (“NiMH”) batteries. The FTC’s...
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FTC Will Keep Consumer Product Warranty Rules in Current Form with Some Modifications

The Federal Trade Commission has completed its review of the Interpretations, Rules, and Guides under the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act and will keep them in their present form, with certain changes to the Interpretations as set forth in a Federal Register Notice (FRN) to be published shortly. In 2011...

Coming Events

Jun 9
District Of Columbia

The “Sharing” Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators

The Federal Trade Commission will hold a workshop to explore issues relating to emerging internet peer-to-peer platforms—often called the “sharing” economy—and the economic activity these platforms facilitate. The workshop will examine competition, consumer protection, and economic...
Jun 15
New York

Debt Collection Dialogue: A conversation between government and business

The Federal Trade Commission and the Office of the New York Attorney General will host an event on June 15, 2015 in Buffalo, New York to discuss consumer protection issues with the debt collection industry. This will be the first of several “Debt Collection Dialogues” the FTC will...
Nov 12
District Of Columbia

Eighth Annual Federal Trade Commission Microeconomics Conference

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Past Events

May 19
Georgia

Scam Jam: An Evening to Empower Georgia Consumers

Join the FTC and NAACP Georgia’s Scam Jam to hear about scams that affect African American communities. Hear from experts how to spot, stop and report consumer scams – including imposter and wire transfer frauds, debt collection scams, mortgage refinance scams, business opportunity...
May 19
Georgia

Obstacles to Economic Opportunity: A Joint Conference of the FTC and the NAACP Examining Frauds that Affect the African American Community

The Federal Trade Commission and the NAACP of Georgia will host a conference on Obstacles to Economic Opportunity, examining the frauds affecting the African American Community. The conference will bring together legal service attorneys; community leaders; federal, local and state...
Apr 24

Colorado Common Ground Conference: Working Together to Protect Colorado Consumers

The Federal Trade Commission and the Colorado Attorney General’s Office will host the Colorado Common Ground Conference: Working Together to Protect Colorado Consumers. The conference will be on Friday, April 24, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Ralph L. Carr Colorado Judicial...