Government Agencies FTC

  • Michael Johnson, chairman and chief executive officer of Herbalife Ltd.

    Shares in Herbalife jumped more than 13 percent in after-hours trading.

  • WASHINGTON, May 2- Businesses better have good evidence to back up claims of health benefits from their products, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission said on Monday after the Supreme Court rejected POM Wonderful's challenge to FTC findings that the juice maker's advertising was misleading. The Supreme Court left in place a lower-court ruling that largely...

  • WASHINGTON, May 2- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected POM Wonderful's challenge to a 2010 Federal Trade Commission finding that the pomegranate juice maker's advertising was misleading in claiming its products fight ailments such as heart disease, prostate cancer and erectile dysfunction. The Supreme Court left in place a January 2015 ruling by the...

  • A summary judgment opinion issued Wednesday in a Federal Trade Commission case against Amazon is the latest example of what these routine deletions cost the public. As my Reuters colleagues Diane Bartz and Dan Levine reported, U.S. District Judge John Coughenour of Seattle determined that Amazon is liable to the parents of children who bought items like "a...

  • WASHINGTON, April 27- Invibio, a division of Victrex PLC that makes a key polymer used in spinal and other medical implants, agreed to settle allegations that it demanded exclusive contracts to illegally maintain its high market share, the Federal Trade Commission said on Wednesday. The FTC said Invibio, which makes polyetheretherketone, or PEEK, insisted on...

  • WASHINGTON, April 27- A federal judge has ruled that Amazon.com was liable for billing parents for unauthorized charges that children made within apps, the Federal Trade Commission said on Wednesday. A judge on Tuesday granted the FTC's motion for summary judgment on liability but also granted Amazon's motion regarding injunctive relief.

  • District Judge Charles Breyer of San Francisco made the formal announcement in court Thursday morning: Volkswagen has reached an agreement in principle to resolve the clean diesel emissions cheating mess in the U.S. The company's settlement encompasses U.S. and California officials, including the Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission, and...

  • 2007- USA- Competitors and consumer groups push U.S. Federal Trade Commission to investigate Google's acquisition of online display advertising firm DoubleClick. 2009-2010- EUROPE- Rivals and industry trade groups file complaints against Google to a variety of national regulators in Europe, citing competition concerns. 2010- EUROPE- European Commission...

  • Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced on Monday that Bill Baer will serve as acting associate attorney general, leaving his position as head of the department's Antitrust Division to take the No. 3 post at the department. "From his work at the Federal Trade Commission to his leadership of the Justice Department's Antitrust Division, he has demonstrated...

  • Faber Report: Lawsuit watch

    CNBC's David Faber looks at the Staples/Office Depot antitrust case, the Williams lawsuit against ETE and ETP CEO Kelcy Warren, and whether the Halliburton/Baker Hughes deal will go to court.

  • Judge criticises FTC in SPLS/ODP merger

    Julie Brill, FTC Commissioner, and Steve Odland, CNBC Contributor and former Office Depot CEO, discuss the FTC's opposition of the proposed merger between Staples and Office Depot on antitrust allegations.

  • Lord and Taylor

    The FTC charges that Lord & Taylor deceived consumers by paying for an article in Nylon magazine without disclosing its role.

  • Herbalife Plaza in Torrance, California.

    Herbalife soundly beat Wall Street expectations Thursday, reporting earnings per share of $1.19.

  • An employee fixes part of a web server inside the Facebook Inc. Prineville Data Center in Prineville, Oregon.

    It turns out that social media patterns aren't great at predicting a person's creditworthiness, The Wall Street Journal reports.

  • Humana and Aetna signage.

    Major health insurers are still a long way from gaining federal approval for their mergers, but they're optimistic their deals will close by year-end.

  • GNC lower on report, not named by FTC

    Federal officials announced a broad range of actions against dietary supplement companies Tuesday, with CNBC's Eamon Javers; and Dominic Chu provides insight to the stock moves.

  • FTC stops gag clauses

    The FTC sues diet pill maker Roca Labs for trying to silence unhappy customers and making "outrageously deceptive claims" for its products.

  • Canada Social Security

    Consumers have complained about advertisements claiming that Americans can receive retirement benefits from Canada.

  • Bill Ackman:  Lots of ways to win on Herbalife

    William Ackman, Pershing Square Capital Management CEO, shares his thoughts on Herbalife.

  • Third Point settles charges with regulators

    Daniel Loeb's Third Point hedge fund settles regulatory charges over 2011 Yahoo stake.