Political gridlock could prevent FTC from getting disgorgement powers

Congressional backers of giving the Federal Trade Commission more powers to recover ill-gotten gains will need a host of skills. But the most important one may be ensuring they can count to 60.

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Protecting businesses from telemarketing scams

The Federal Trade Commission has long protected individual consumers from scams, but now it’s devoting more attention to scams that target businesses. This reflects a fundamental broadening of the agency’s sense of its mission.

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FTC to Georgia Dentistry Board: Don’t change that rule

The FTC has urged the Georgia Board of Dentistry to reject a proposal that could raise the cost of some dental procedures to those less able to afford them.

Light bulb label Rule may be delayed

The FTC has asked for public comment on its proposal to delay the implementation of its light bulb labeling Trade Regulation Rule from July 19 to January 1, 2012; and for comment on a proposed Rule...

Association claims “Fair Trade” seals unfair: requests FTC investigation

Two environmental groups have petitioned the FTC to investigate two companies that allegedly use bait and switch tactics to fool consumers who shop for and will pay more for eco-friendly products.

Now appearing on TV: yellow energy stickers

Beginning May 10, 2011, television manufacturers must comply with the FTC’s revised energy use disclosure rule and accurately label their products to disclose annual energy cost compared to similar...

LCD panels investigation: DOJ indicts corporation president

The Justice Dept. has charged Hann Star Display Corporation president Ding Hui Joe, aka David Joe, with price-fixing in the thin-film transistor liquid crystal display (TFT-LCD) panel market. Joe...

Government print office investigation: first defendant pleads guilty

The Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice has secured its first guilty plea in its ongoing investigation of price-fixing at the Government Printing Office.

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