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  • Sysco's profit falls as meat, poultry costs rise Monday, 4 May 2015 | 8:14 AM ET

    May 4- Sysco Corp, the no. 1 U.S. food distributor, reported a 2 percent fall in quarterly profit, hurt by a rise in meat and poultry prices, a strong dollar and higher expenses. Sysco, whose proposed $3.5 billion deal to buy smaller rival US Foods Inc is facing opposition from the Federal Trade Commission, said net income fell to $177 million, or 30 cents per share, in the...

  • Don't fall for these 5 infomercial money-grabbing tricks Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 12:09 PM ET

    Leaving aside whether the miracle products really work as advertised, you have to be careful and aware that the $19.95 price touted often will wind up being a lot more. The Federal Trade Commission said costumers were led to believe they would be getting two $19.95 products for less than $10 each, but actually paid $35.85 when a processing and handling fee was...

  • FTC says company that tracks shoppers also misled them Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 5:57 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A company that helps retailers track shopper's movements deceived consumers by saying that it would inform them when they were being tracked and give them the chance to opt-out, but never did, the Federal Trade Commission said Thursday. Nomi Corp. has agreed not to make any future misleading claims that consumers can control whether information is...

  • ST. PAUL, Minn.— The federal government says Green Tree Servicing LLC will pay $63 million to settle allegations of illegal loan servicing and debt collection practices. The Federal Trade Commission and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau alleged the St. Paul- based company made illegal and abusive debt collection calls to consumers, misrepresented the...

  • Google reached a settlement in 2013 with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission over Web search allegations. However, regulators often speak with companies about fairness complaints without the discussions leading to an investigation, and Google has already successfully fought off a U.S. civil suit involving Android. The meetings between Google critics and...

  • FDA stayed silent on hazardous diet pills: Report Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015 | 11:50 AM ET
    A Vitamin Shoppe store in New York.

    FDA never publicized that popular supplements contain a chemical nearly identical to amphetamine. New York Times reports.

  • Family Dollar's shareholders approved an $8.5 billion cash-and-stock offer from Dollar Tree Inc in January, scuppering a higher hostile offer from larger rival Dollar General Corp.. Antitrust regulators are still reviewing the deal, but the U.S. Federal Trade Commission has identified about 340 stores for Dollar Tree to divest so it can gain approval for...

  • April 7- Dollar Tree Inc said the U.S. Federal Trade Commission has identified about 340 stores to be divested for the $8.5 billion takeover of Family Dollar Stores Inc to go through. Dollar Tree said it expects all or almost all of the stores to be that of Family Dollar, which operates more than 8,000 stores as of August 30. Family Dollar shareholders approved...

  • April 7- Dollar Tree Inc said the U.S. Federal Trade Commission has identified about 340 stores to be divested for the $8.5 billion takeover of Family Dollar Stores Inc to go through. Dollar Tree said it expects all or almost all of the stores to be that of Family Dollar. Family Dollar shareholders in January approved Dollar Tree's $8.5 billion cash-and-stock...

  • Senator calls for Lumber Liquidators investigation Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 1:01 PM ET
    Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) speaks during a press conference at the U.S. Capitol March 17, 2015 in Washington.

    Senator Charles Schumer wants regulators to look into reports that some Lumber Liquidators laminate flooring is unsafe, NBC reports.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, March 19- Key staff members at the U.S. Federal Trade Commission were in favor of suing Google Inc for violating antitrust rules before the agency settled its investigation in 2013, according a confidential report cited by the Wall Street Journal on Thursday. The report recommended suing Google for several of its business practices.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, March 19- Staff at the U.S. Federal Trade Commission were in favor of suing Google Inc for violating antitrust rules before the agency settled its investigation in 2013, according a confidential report cited by The Wall Street Journal on Thursday. The report recommended suing Google for several of its business practices. The FTC settled its...

  • The outlook excludes costs related to the company's $6.3 billion acquisition of smaller rival Office Depot Inc, which is being examined by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. The anti-trust watchdog is widely expected to approve the deal, which would leave the United States with a single specialty office-supplies retailer to compete with big-box chains such...

  • Battle over Herbalife takes to New York streets Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 4:27 PM ET
    An independent distributor packs bags of products at the Herbalife distribution center in Carson, California.

    A group of eight or so anti-Herbalife protesters gathered for a prayer vigil to oppose Carl Icahn's support of the stock.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 25- The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that a North Carolina state dental board does not have the authority to regulate teeth-whitening services, accepting the federal government's claim that the system is anticompetitive because dentists sit on the panel. The court, on a 6-3 vote, ruled for the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, which had...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 25- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that a North Carolina state dental board does not have the authority to regulate teeth-whitening services, accepting the federal government's claim that the system is anticompetitive because dentists sit on the panel. The court, on a 6-3 vote, ruled for the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, which had decided...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 23- Novartis AG has won U.S. antitrust approval to buy GlaxoSmithKline's oncology drugs, with conditions, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission said on Monday. The deal is one of three related transactions announced in April 2014 in which GlaxoSmithKline would buy Novartis' global vaccine business, except for flu vaccines, Novartis would buy Glaxo's...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 20- Sysco Corp is not holding settlement talks with the U.S. government to resolve a lawsuit aimed at stopping a $3.5 billion merger of the food distributor and its largest rival, a lawyer for Sysco said on Friday. The Federal Trade Commission has filed a complaint aimed at blocking Sysco's purchase of U.S. Foods Inc. The FTC said the deal would give...

  • NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, Feb 19- The U.S. government filed a lawsuit on Thursday seeking to block Sysco Corp's proposed takeover of rival food distributor US Foods Inc, saying the $3.5 billion deal would "eliminate significant competition" in the sector. Sysco's share price was down 3.4 percent for the day, initially on concerns that the Federal Trade Commission was...

  • Sysco to contest FTC's attempt to block merger   Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 | 3:37 PM ET
     Sysco to contest FTC¿s attempt to block merger

    Sysco says it will fight the FTC's attempt to block its U.S. Foods merger, reports CNBC's Dominic Chu.