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  • WASHINGTON, Sept 17- The popular online review site Yelp and the maker of children's mobile device apps including Tiny Pets and Tiny Monsters have separately agreed to settle charges that they improperly collected kids' information online, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission said on Wednesday.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 17- The popular online review site Yelp and mobile app developer TinyCo have agreed to settle separate charges that they improperly collected children's information online, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission said on Wednesday.

  • FTC asked to consider utility's renewable claims Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 3:01 PM ET

    MONTPELIER, Vt.— A group of four environmentalists on Monday asked the Federal Trade Commission to determine if Vermont's largest electric utility is making deceptive claims about some of the renewable energy it produces.

  • Xu also said that the NDRC's investigation of U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm Inc was "basically done" and that Qualcomm President Derek Aberle would meet with the regulator on Friday. On Wednesday, U.S. Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez spoke publicly about reports of China's enforcement of its anti-trust law and its investigation of Qualcomm.

  • Dollar Tree and Family Dollar receive FTC request Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 9:59 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Dollar Tree Inc. said Tuesday that it has received a request from the Federal Trade Commission for more information about its proposed takeover of Family Dollar Stores Inc.. Dollar Tree, based in Chesapeake, Virginia, offered to buy Family Dollar for about $8.5 billion in July.

  • Co. to pay $3.5M in green-coffee FTC settlement Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 3:09 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Applied Food Sciences Inc. has agreed to pay $3.5 million to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it used the results of a flawed weight-loss study to help push its green coffee extract to retailers. Green coffee refers to the unroasted seeds or beans of coffee.

  • FTC sues AbbVie, Teva over generic AndroGel Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 1:41 PM ET

    NEW YORK— The Federal Trade Commission is suing drugmakers AbbVie and Teva, saying they conspired to temporarily keep generic versions of AbbVie's low-testosterone drug AndroGel off the market.

  • GOOGLE TO ISSUE AT LEAST $19 MLN IN REFUNDS TO SETTLE ALLEGATIONS RELATED TO CHILDREN'S IN-APP PURCHASES- U.S.

  • Feds sound alarm about prepaid card fraud Friday, 1 Aug 2014 | 9:31 AM ET
    The MoneyPak card from Green Dot.Credit.

    The MoneyPak card, used to transfer cash by those without conventional bank accounts, has caught the eye of criminals. The NYT reports.

  • popular dating website intentionally misled couples about their suitability could open it up to a U.S. Federal Trade Commission inquiry, according to lawyers and experts in consumer-protection law.

  • July 11- Nordion Inc, a Canadian supplier of medical isotopes, said it had cleared a U.S. antitrust hurdle, paving the way for the company to be acquired by Sterigenics. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission terminated the waiting period for the acquisition under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act, Nordion said in a statement.

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

    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

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

  • T-Mobile CEO says FTC complaints exaggerated Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 3:34 PM ET
    A T-Mobile iPhone 5

    The FTC certainly did a good job of sensationalizing their story and their news at the expense of both T-Mobile's reputation and mine: T-Mobile CEO.

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

    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.

  • WASHINGTON, July 1- U.S. authorities filed a complaint against T-Mobile USA on Tuesday, accusing the wireless provider of adding millions of dollars of unauthorized charges onto customers' bills, a practice known as "cramming." T-Mobile USA received 35 to 40 percent of the amount charged, the Federal Trade Commission said.

  • WASHINGTON, July 1- U.S. authorities filed a complaint against T-Mobile USA on Tuesday, accusing the wireless provider of adding millions of dollars of unauthorized charges onto customers' bills, a practice known as "cramming." T-Mobile USA received 35 to 40 percent of the amount charged, the Federal Trade Commission said in its complaint.

  • WASHINGTON, June 30- Generic drugmaker Actavis Plc has won U.S. approval to buy specialty pharmaceuticals company Forest Laboratories on condition it sell or relinquish the rights to four generic medicines, the Federal Trade Commission said on Monday.

  • WASHINGTON, June 30- Cosmetics maker L'Oreal USA has agreed to settle U.S. complaints that its advertisements for skin care products Lancome Genifique and L'Oreal Paris Youth Code were deceptive, the Federal Trade Commission said on Monday.

  • 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.