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J. Walter Thompson USA, Inc.

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The Federal Trade Commission today announced a proposed agreement with J. Walter Thompson USA, Inc., settling charges that it engaged in deceptive practices in connection with the advertising it...

Harley-Davidson Motor Company

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The Federal Trade Commission has terminated a 1954 consent order against Harley-Davidson Motor Company. The order pro- hibited Harley-Davidson from selling its products on the condition that the...

WestPoint Stevens, Inc.

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WestPoint Stevens, Inc., the successor to West Point- Pepperell, Inc., has petitioned the Federal Trade Commission to reopen and vacate a 1988 consent order stemming from West Point Pepperells's...

Summit Communications Group, Inc.

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Summit Communications Group, Inc. and seven Wometco Cable TV companies operating in Georgia (collectively referred to below as Wometco) have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they...

Hyde Athletic Industries, Inc.

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The Federal Trade Commission today announced that it will conduct a comprehensive review of consumers' perceptions of "made in USA" advertising claims. The Commission will hold a public workshop and...

Valspar Corporation

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Valspar Corporation has petitioned the Federal Trade Commission to set aside a provision in an order requiring the company, until 2003, to obtain the FTC's approval prior to acquiring assets used in...

New Balance Athletic Shoes, Inc.

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The Federal Trade Commission has issued an order staying the administrative proceeding raising allegations that New Balance Athletic Shoes, Inc. made deceptive "made in USA" claims for its footwear...

Lee Memorial Hospital

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The Federal Trade Commission announced today that it has dismissed a complaint against Lee Memorial Hospital in Fort Myers, Florida, because any potential harm to consumers as alleged in the complaint...

McWhorter Technologies, Inc.

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McWhorter Technologies, Inc., a specialty chemical company based in Carpentersville, Illinois, has asked the Federal Trade Commission to approve its proposed acquisition of RUCO Polymer Corporation...

Mannesmann, A.G.

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Mannesmann, A.G., a German firm, has petitioned the Federal Trade Commission to delete a provision in a 1992 order requiring the company, until 2002, to obtain the FTC's approval before acquiring an...

Ruzich Funeral Home, Inc.

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Ruzich Funeral Home, Inc., a firm operating in Chicago, Illinois and Whiting, Indiana, has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it failed to provide consumers with a printed price...

Local Health System, Inc.

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Local Health System, Inc., of Port Huron, Michigan, and two other entities have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges stemming from the proposed merger of Port Huron Hospital and Mercy...

Be Smart When Buying Sunscreens...

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Packing the family up for a sun-filled July 4th outing? Along with the essential hot dogs, beach towels and lemonade, don't forget to include a sun protection product that provides the best available...

North American Supply, Inc.

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The Federal Trade Commission has obtained a court ordertemporarily halting the allegedly deceptive sales practices oftwo companies and four individuals selling photocopier tonerand other office...

SMI/USA, Inc.

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The five remaining defendants in a Federal Trade Commission case involving a franchisor of self-improvement courses and products have agreed to pay a total of $320,000 in civil penalties to settle...