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FTC Offers Top 10 Holiday Shopping Tips For Consumers, And Advice For Online Retailers

Whether you’re shopping by phone, mail or online this holiday season, the Federal Trade Commission offers 10 tips to help you shop wisely and save a few bucks, too.

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FTC Requires NXP Semiconductors N.V. to Divest RF Power Amplifier Assets as a Condition of Acquiring Freescale Semiconductor Ltd.

NXP Semiconductors N.V. has agreed to sell its RF power amplifier assets in order to settle FTC charges that its proposed $11.8 billion acquisition of Freescale Semiconductor Ltd. is anticompetitive. According to the complaint , without a divestiture, it is likely that the proposed merger would...
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FTC Staff Advises New York State Public Service Commission On Improving Proposal to Transform Electric Distribution System

The Federal Trade Commission staff submitted a comment in the New York State Public Service Commission’s (NY PSC’s) Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) proceeding regarding that agency’s “Staff White Paper on Ratemaking and Utility Business Models” (Revenues White Paper). The REV proceeding seeks,...
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FTC Seeks Public Input in Review of Holder Rule

As part of the Federal Trade Commission's systematic review of all current FTC rules and guides , the FTC is seeking public comment on the efficiency, costs, benefits, and impact of the Holder Rule, which protects the rights of consumers who make a purchase using credit obtained through a merchant...
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FTC Obtains Contempt Ruling Against ‘Yellow Pages’ Scam

At the Federal Trade Commission’s request, a federal court has banned Robert Ray Law and his company, CPU Service Incorporated (CPU) from sending unsolicited direct mail to advertise or promote goods or services, imposed a judgment of almost $400,000, and required them to immediately pay $45,000...

Coming Events

Dec 1

Cmr. McSweeny on panel at Electronic & IT Industry Forum

FTC Commissioner Terrell McSweeny will be a panelist at the Electronic and IT Industry Forum: Legal and Regulatory Challenges, on “Cybersecurity: Where Are We.” Covington & Burling LLP and Berkeley Center for Law and Technology. Palo Alto, CA, 9:30 a.m. PST.
Dec 2

Chwn. Ramirez at ABA Section of Antitrust Law IP, Media & Technology & Federal Civil Enforcement Committees Fall Networking Event

FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez will participate at the ABA Section of Antitrust Law IP, Media & Technology and Federal Civil Enforcement Committees Present Fall Networking Event on The 1995 Licensing Guidelines Twenty Years Later: A Discussion with Agency Leadership. Orrick,...
Jan 14
District Of Columbia


The Federal Trade Commission will hold a conference on January 14, 2016 to bring together a diverse group of stakeholders, including whitehat researchers, academics, industry representatives, consumer advocates, and a range of government regulators, to discuss the latest research and...

Past Events

Nov 19
District Of Columbia

Cmr. Brill keynote address at Privacy and Net Neutrality Symposium

FTC Commissioner Julie Brill will deliver the keynote address at the Privacy and Net Neutrality Symposium, co-hosted by the Institute for Public Representation (IPR) and the Georgetown Law Center for Privacy and Technology (CPT). Georgetown University Law Center, 600 New Jersey Ave,...
Nov 18

Debt Collection Dialogue: A conversation between government and business

The Federal Trade Commission will host the third of its Debt Collection Dialogues in Atlanta, GA, on November 18, 2015. The FTC held the first Dialogue in Buffalo, NY, on June 15 and the second in Dallas, TX, on September 29.
Nov 18

Chwn. Ramirez remarks at 13th Competition Day Chile Fiscalia Nacional Eonomica

FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez will deliver remarks at 13th Competition Day Chile Fiscalia Nacional Eonomica, Casa Piedra Events Center, Santiago, Chile, 9:00 am CLT