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  • TORONTO, Dec 14- The owner of hacked infidelity website Ashley Madison has paid $1.66 million to settle a joint investigation by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and several U.S. states into lax data security and deceptive practices, the company and New York's Attorney General said on Wednesday. The remainder of a $17.5 million settlement was suspended based...

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  • Senator Jeff Sessions, attorney general pick for U.S. President-elect Donald Trump.

    The Trump administration may take big steps backward on privacy, and put the country at greater risk from cyberattacks, say experts.

  • The Federal Trade Commission said in a court filing dated Thursday there were 23 lost or broken mobile phones the FTC was not able to access, the agency said in the filing with the U.S. District Court in San Francisco. Volkswagen Group of America said in a court filing that "despite the FTC's provocative assertion to the contrary, is not aware of any evidence that any...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 9- A U.S. agency involved in settlement talks with Volkswagen AG over its diesel emissions scandal raised concerns about nearly two dozen mobile phones destroyed or lost by the German carmaker. The Federal Trade Commission said in a court filing dated Thursday there were 23 lost or broken mobile phones the FTC was not able to access, the agency...

  • New York Stock Exchange at night, exterior

    These are the stocks posting the largest moves after the bell, including Mondelez, Square and more.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 15- The U.S. Federal Trade Commission said on Tuesday it had approved an application from HeidelbergCement and Italcementi to divest the Essroc cement plant in Martinsburg, West Virginia, as well as eight cement terminals in the U.S. mid-Atlantic region.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 11- The U.S. Federal Trade Commission wants a federal judge to allow the agency to take additional testimony from Volkswagen AG's U.S. unit over allegations the German automaker intentionally destroyed documents last year over its diesel emissions scandal. The FTC said in court documents filed late Thursday that it has been investigating...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 11- The U.S. Federal Trade Commission wants a federal judge to allow the agency to take additional testimony from Volkswagen AG over allegations the German automaker intentionally destroyed documents last year over its diesel emissions scandal. Volkswagen spokeswoman Jeannine Ginivan said Friday the automaker "continues to cooperate...

  • Mylan EpiPen

    A U.S. Senate committee urged regulators to launch a probe into whether EpiPen maker Mylan broke the law by preventing schools from purchasing competing allergy treatments.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 7- Valeant Pharmaceuticals, which owns eye care products maker Bausch& Lomb, has agreed to sell Paragon Holdings to settle allegations that its acquisition of the smaller company was illegal under antitrust law, the Federal Trade Commission said on Monday. Laval, Quebec- based Valeant has seen its stock price plunge since mid-2015 amid criticism...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 7- The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee urged federal antitrust regulators on Monday to launch a probe into whether EpiPen maker Mylan NV broke the law by preventing schools from purchasing competing allergy treatments. The bipartisan request to the Federal Trade Commission by Senate Judiciary Chairman Charles Grassley and Ranking Member...

  • The bipartisan request to the Federal Trade Commission by Senate Judiciary Chairman Charles Grassley and Ranking Member Patrick Leahy comes just a few weeks before the committee is slated to convene a hearing to scrutinize a pending $465 million settlement that Mylan has said will resolve claims it underpaid rebates to state and federal Medicaid...

  • Senate Committee asks FTC to launch Mylan antitrust probe

    Senate committee calls on FTC to review Mylan's business practices around its EpiPen product for possible anti-competitive behavior. CNBC's Meg Tirrell reports. The "Fast Money" traders weigh in.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 7- Valeant Pharmaceuticals, which owns Bausch& Lomb, has agreed to sell Paragon Holdings to settle allegations that its acquisition of the smaller company was illegal under antitrust law, the Federal Trade Commission said on Monday. The business will be sold to a new company, Paragon Companies LLC, headed by Paragon's former president.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 7- Valeant Pharmaceuticals, which owns Bausch& Lomb, has agreed to sell Paragon Holdings to settle allegations that its acquisition of the company was illegal under antitrust law, the Federal Trade Commission said on Monday. The FTC said that Bausch& Lomb and Paragon together made more than 70 percent of three kinds of polymer discs used to make...

  • U.S. prosecutors could file the first charges by the end of the year in their subsequent criminal investigation of generic drugmakers over suspected price collusion, Bloomberg reported on Thursday. A Justice Department spokesman declined to comment. In their latest letter to the Justice Department and Federal Trade Commission, Sanders, an independent, and...

  • U.S. prosecutors could file the first charges by the end of the year in their subsequent criminal investigation of generic drugmakers over suspected price collusion, Bloomberg reported on Thursday. A Justice Department spokesman declined to comment. In their latest letter to the Justice Department and Federal Trade Commission, Sanders, an independent, and...

  • Privacy settings

    At issue is how different kinds of companies are allowed to use customer data — and the distinction is worth billions.