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  • May 21- Camel cigarette brand owner Reynolds American Inc's planned acquisition of smaller rival Lorillard Inc is expected to receive U.S. antitrust clearance as soon as next week, the Wall Street Journal said. While Reynolds American and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission declined to comment, Lorillard was not immediately available. Reynolds, which will get...

  • May 21- Camel cigarette brand owner Reynolds American Inc's planned acquisition of smaller rival Lorillard Inc is expected to receive U.S. antitrust clearance as soon as next week, the Wall Street Journal said. Reynolds offered to buy Lorillard for $25 billion in last July. Reynolds, Lorillard and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission were not immediately...

  • LOS ANGELES, May 18- The Service Employees International Union, backer of a three-year campaign to improve the plight of low-wage fast-food and retail workers, on Monday petitioned the Federal Trade Commission to investigate alleged abusive practices by major franchisors, including McDonald's Corp and 7- Eleven Inc.. SEIU's petition outlined six U.S....

  • WILMINGTON, Del, May 18- The U.S. Federal Trade Commission on Monday urged a bankruptcy court to protect information that RadioShack Corp collected from tens of millions of customers before the retailer filed for Chapter 11.. RadioShack filed for bankruptcy this year and put up for auction its lists of customer names, e-mail addresses and purchase histories.

  • LOS ANGELES, May 18- The Service Employees International Union, backer of a three-year campaign to improve the plight of low-wage retail and fast-food workers, on Monday said it would petition the Federal Trade Commission to investigate alleged abusive practices by major franchisors, including McDonald's Corp and 7- Eleven Inc.. Separately, franchisor 7-...

  • WASHINGTON— Federal authorities say they are sending $3 million in checks to consumers who bought a cactus-based fruit drink from TriVata Inc. based on bogus health claims. The Federal Trade Commission settled charges against Trivata in July alleging that the company's informercials and advertisements deceived customers about the benefits of its drink,...

  • WASHINGTON, May 4- Holcim Ltd, a Swiss company, and Lafarge S.A., which is based in Paris, on Monday won U.S. antitrust approval to merge after they agreed to divest assets, the Federal Trade Commission. Lafarge said previously that it would sell its Davenport cement plant in Iowa and seven terminals along the Mississippi River to Summit Materials for $450 million in...

  • WASHINGTON, May 4- Holcim Ltd, a Swiss company, and Lafarge S.A., which is based in Paris, on Monday won U.S. antitrust approval to merge after they agreed to divest assets, the Federal Trade Commission.

  • 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...

  • This company fined $3.4M for senior bullying Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 11:40 AM ET
    Elderly woman does crosswords as she ignores a call on her phone.

    The FTC fined a company $3.4 million for coercing senior citizens to pay for medical alerts they never ordered, NBC News reports.

  • FTC warns of bold scam that uses its name in vain Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 11:38 AM ET
    The logo of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission is seen in Washington, D.C.

    The FTC just issued a scam alert about a letter that takes the commission's name in vain, NBC News reports.

  • 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...

  • These 'imposter' scams are no April Fools' joke Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 10:57 AM ET
    IRS

    For some criminals, every day is April Fools' Day. NBC News reports.

  • How to trade the riskiest stock out there Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 1:43 PM ET
    Lumber Liquidators

    Options expert Michael Khouw gives a strategy for trading around one of the most volatile stocks today.

  • 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.