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FTC and SBA Warn Operator of and Lead Generator Lendio to Stop Potentially Misleading Coronavirus Relief Loan Marketing

The Federal Trade Commission and Small Business Administration (SBA) sent warning letters to two companies that may be misleading small businesses seeking SBA loans as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

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FTC Approves Final Order Settling Charges that Danaher Corporation’s Acquisition of GE Biopharma Was Anticompetitive

Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that Danaher Corporation’s acquisition of GE Biopharma would likely reduce competition in highly concentrated markets that supply biopharmaceutical companies with key inputs. Danaher is...
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FTC Approves Final Order Imposing Conditions on Össur Hf’s Acquisition of College Park Industries, Inc.

Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that Össur Hf’s proposed acquisition of College Park Industries, Inc. would violate federal antitrust law. According to the complaint, which was first announced in April 2020 , the...
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Auto Dealership Bronx Honda, General Manager to Pay $1.5 Million to Settle FTC Charges They Discriminated Against African-American, Hispanic Car Buyers

New York City car dealer Bronx Honda and its general manager, Carlo Fittanto, will pay $1.5 million to settle Federal Trade Commission charges they discriminated against African-American and Hispanic car buyers and engaged in numerous other illegal business practices. According to the FTC’s...
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FTC Sending Refund Checks Totaling More Than $470,000 to Consumers Defrauded by Misleading Health Claims for TrueAloe and AloeCran Supplements

The Federal Trade Commission is mailing 22,581 refund checks totaling more than $470,000 to consumers nationwide who bought two deceptively marketed health products—TrueAloe and AloeCran, from a company called NatureCity, LLC. According to the FTC’s October 2019 complaint , the Florida company...

Coming Events

Jul 13

Information Security and Financial Institutions: FTC Workshop to Examine Safeguards Rule

This event will be held online only. It will be webcast live and will be viewable on the FTC’s website. Further information about the event and how it can be viewed will be provided soon.
Jul 21
District Of Columbia

PrivacyCon 2020

The FTC will host its fifth annual PrivacyCon on July 21, 2020. For PrivacyCon 2020, the FTC is seeking research presentations on any topic related to consumer privacy and security. However, we will focus in particular on the privacy of health data collected, stored, and transmitted...
Sep 22
District Of Columbia

Data To Go: An FTC Workshop on Data Portability

The Federal Trade Commission will host a public workshop on September 22, 2020, to examine the potential benefits and challenges to consumers and competition raised by data portability.

Past Events

May 19

Coronavirus Scams: How Advocates Can Help Webinar

Scammers are taking advantage of fears around the coronavirus. Your organization and your staff may be affected, just like your clients are. Join us for a webinar to learn about coronavirus-related scams and how advocates like you can help your clients avoid these scams while also...
May 18

Cmr. Wilson fireside chat videoconference by The Federalist Society

FTC Commissioner Christine S. Wilson will participate in a fireside chat via videoconference held by The Federalist Society, discussing FTC Hot Topics, regulatory reform, privacy, and antitrust. The meeting is open to the public and media/press.
May 11

Chmn. Simons participate in teleconference forum held by House Committee on Energy & Commerce, Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee

FTC Chairman Joe Simons will participate in a teleconference forum held by the House Committee on Energy & Commerce, Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee. The forum will discuss critical consumer protection issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Committee plans to...