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Retail Tracking Firm Settles FTC Charges it Misled Consumers About Opt Out Choices

Nomi Technologies falsely promised an in-store opt out, the FTC alleges

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FTC Puts Conditions on Merger of Auto Parts Suppliers ZF Friedrichshafen AG and TRW Automotive Holdings Corp.

Two of the world’s largest auto parts suppliers, ZF Friedrichshafen AG and TRW Automotive Holdings Corp., have agreed to divest TRW's linkage and suspension business in North America and Europe , to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that their proposed $12.4 billion merger would likely harm...
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FTC’s Electronic Filing System Will Accept Confidential Documents

The Federal Trade Commission has adopted revisions to its Rules of Practice, which will enable parties in adjudicative proceedings before the Commission to file confidential documents electronically. Information about the e-filing system includes additional guidance about its new features. The rule...
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Undercover Inspections of Funeral Homes in Six States Prompt Compliance with Funeral Rule Disclosure Requirements

Investigators working undercover in six states found failures to disclose pricing information to consumers, as required by the Federal Trade Commission’s Funeral Rule, in 27 of the 100 funeral homes they visited during 2014. All but two of the 27 homes have agreed to enter the Funeral Rule...
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FTC Requires Cement Manufacturers Holcim and Lafarge to Divest Assets as a Condition of Merger

Holcim Ltd. and Lafarge S.A. have agreed to divest plants, terminals, and a quarry to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that their proposed $25 billion merger creating the world’s largest cement manufacturer would likely harm competition in the United States. According to a complaint filed by...

Coming Events

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...
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...
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...

Past Events

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...
Apr 21

Spotting and Avoiding Scams in Our Communities

New America Media & the Federal Trade Commission invite you to an ethnic media news briefing:
Apr 16

Robocalls Twitter Chat

Have questions about the FTC’s challenges? Join our Twitter Chat to ask staff! Patty Hsue from the Bureau of Consumer Protection will be available for 60 minutes to answer your questions about DetectaRobo and Robocalls: Humanity Strikes Back.Follow @FTC and use the hashtag #...