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  • FTC sues online dating site for faking profiles Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 7:13 PM ET
    Romantic couple hugging

    Free users received bogus messages that appeared to be from interested members, but they had to upgrade their profiles to respond, the suit said.

  • For ex-pot kingpin, new trouble—health supplements Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 2:04 PM ET
    Jared Wheat

    Despite a court-ordered recall, a Georgia company's health supplements are still in stores. The CEO, a former pot kingpin, faces a $40 million judgment.

  • Buffett's Berkshire slammed with maximum penalty Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 12:55 PM ET
    Berkshire Hathaway Chairman and CEO Warren Buffett pauses during an interview in New York.

    Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway is paying almost $1 million to the government for failing to make disclosures required by antitrust law ... again.

  • Amazon.com repsonds to FTC suit Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 4:16 PM ET
    Amazon.com repsonds to FTC suit

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports Amazon.com has said the FTC's action is "deeply disappointing."

  • FTC sues Amazon.com Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 12:47 PM ET
    FTC sues Amazon.com

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports the FTC is suing Amazon.com over in-app purchases by children.

  • FTC sues T-Mobile Wednesday, 2 Jul 2014 | 11:11 AM ET
    FTC sues T-Mobile

    The FTC has sued T-Mobile for adding bogus fees to bills. The "Squawk Alley" crew and Michael Santoli, Yahoo! Finance senior columnist, discuss how this will impact T-Mobile.

  • L'Oreal settles over ads that FTC called deceptive Monday, 30 Jun 2014 | 4:06 PM ET

    The Federal Trade Commission banned cosmetic company L'Oreal from making claims about anti-aging without offering scientific proof.

  • Snapchat's false promise Friday, 9 May 2014 | 11:07 AM ET
    Snapchat's false promise

    Snapchat wasn't as secure as it promised, and now it's settling charges with the FTC. Kara Swisher, Re/code co-executive editor, discusses the message Snapchat is sending.

  • Blog me big money Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 | 6:52 AM ET
    Blog me big money

    Elisa Camahort Page, BlogHer co-founder and CEO, discusses how she was able to make her mark on the web and help people get paid for their work.

  • First lady: No more junk food ads in schools Tuesday, 25 Feb 2014 | 1:37 PM ET
    First lady Michelle Obama speaks about children eating healthy food in schools during an event in the East Room of the White House, on February 25, 2014 in Washington.

    It's another step in Michelle Obama's campaign against obesity. NBC reports.

  • Western Union faces probe for fraudulent transfers Tuesday, 25 Feb 2014 | 10:32 AM ET

    Money-transfer company Western Union is being probed by the FTC and a U.S. district court over fraud-induced money transfers, the company said in a regulatory filing.

  • Apple to refund at least $32.5 million Wednesday, 15 Jan 2014 | 12:06 PM ET
    Apple to refund at least $32.5 million

    The Federal Trade Commission is set to levy a fine against Apple for disclosures about Apple's "In-app" purchase feature of the app store. Younger consumers have been able to make purchase without parental consent.

  • Children ran up huge bills in Apple's app store Wednesday, 15 Jan 2014 | 12:00 PM ET
    Children ran up huge bills in Apple's app store

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports the FTC levies a $32.5 million fine against Apple for disclosures about Apple's "in app" purchase feature of the app store. Children were able to run up millions in "app" purchases.

  • Apple settles with FTC over apps and kids Wednesday, 15 Jan 2014 | 11:50 AM ET
    A child plays an app game on an iPod Touch.

    CEO Tim Cook says his company has already closed the loophole and that the FTC won't require any further changes to the purchase policy.

  • FTC reaches consent deal with Apple Wednesday, 15 Jan 2014 | 11:49 AM ET
    Awaiting FTC press conference

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports Apple's Tim Cook has sent a letter to employees that the company has entered into a consent decree with the Federal Trade Commission.

  • FTC fights deceptive weight loss ads Tuesday, 7 Jan 2014 | 4:36 PM ET
    FTC fights deceptive weight loss ads

    Mary Engle, FTC Bureau of Consumer Protection, explains the FTC's initiative against deceptive weight-loss ads from companies like Sensa and L'Occitane.

  • Weight-loss crackdown Tuesday, 7 Jan 2014 | 4:33 PM ET
    Weight-loss crackdown

    The FTC is going after 4 companies for deceptive advertising. CNBC's Eamon Javers reports.

  • Stealing at Work? Watch That 'Secret Blacklist' Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 10:52 AM ET

    Databases used by major retailers to prevent workers accused of stealing from getting another job are increasingly under scrutiny. The New York Times reports.

  • Retailers Settle 'Faux Faux Fur' Flap. Got That? Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013 | 11:42 AM ET

    Animal protection groups are applauding the settlement of federal claims that Neiman Marcus and two other retailers had marketed real fur as fake, The New York Times reports.

  • Reader’s Digest Files for Bankruptcy, Again Tuesday, 19 Feb 2013 | 2:03 AM ET

    Executives at Reader's Digest must be hoping that the magazine's second trip to bankruptcy court in under four years will be its last.