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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • June 24- Used-car retailer CarMax Inc's advertisements promising its vehicles undergo quality checks are deceptive as it does not fix cars recalled by automakers before reselling them, 11 consumer groups said in a petition to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, the New York Times reported.

  • WASHINGTON, May 14- Six U.S. senators have asked the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice to look at what they termed the anti-trust and anti-consumer implications of Pfizer's Inc potential takeover of UK's AstraZeneca PLC.

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

    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.

  • WASHINGTON, April 24- In an unusual move, three top officials with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission on Thursday voiced their opposition to laws that ban automakers such as Tesla Motors Inc from selling their cars directly to consumers. Such laws are currently in place in Arizona, Maryland, New Jersey, Texas and Virginia.

  • WASHINGTON, April 24- In an unusual move, three top officials with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission on Thursday came out in opposition to laws that ban automakers like Tesla Motors Inc from selling their automobiles directly to consumers. Such laws are currently in place in Arizona, Maryland, New Jersey, Texas and Virginia.

  • Facebook gets U.S. antitrust approval to buy Oculus Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 11:09 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, April 23- Social network giant Facebook Inc has won U.S. antitrust approval to buy Oculus VR Inc, a two-year-old maker of virtual reality goggles, the Federal Trade Commission said on Wednesday. Facebook said on March 25 that it planned to buy Oculus for $2 billion in its first-ever hardware deal.

  • Facing FTC action, U.S. ringmakers call off deal Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 6:53 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, April 17- Jostens, a leader in the school ring and academic memento market, on Thursday said it had dropped plans to acquire competitor American Achievement Corp- a deal the Federal Trade Commission had said it would fight.

  • Facebook says WhatsApp deal cleared by FTC Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 3:59 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, April 10- Facebook Inc said U.S. regulators have cleared its $19 billion acquisition of mobile messaging service WhatsApp, even as the Federal Trade Commission warned the two Internet companies on Thursday that they must not backtrack on commitments to user privacy.

  • WASHINGTON, April 10- The European packaging company Ardagh Group S.A. won U.S. antitrust approval to buy Saint-Gobain Containers Inc after agreeing to sell six of its nine glass container manufacturing plants in the United States, the Federal Trade Commission said on Thursday.

  • Ardagh wins U.S. go-ahead to buy Saint Gobain unit Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 11:39 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, April 10- The European packaging company Ardagh Group S.A. won U.S. antitrust approval to buy Saint-Gobain Containers Inc after agreeing to sell six of its nine glass container manufacturing plants, the Federal Trade Commission said on Thursday.

  • WASHINGTON, April 9- The U.S. Senate on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved the nomination of Justice Department official Terrell McSweeny to be the third Democratic commissioner on the five-member Federal Trade Commission. "We are delighted that the Senate has confirmed Terrell McSweeny to serve as an FTC Commissioner.

  • WASHINGTON, April 7- A U.S. court ruled on Monday that the Federal Trade Commission can proceed with a lawsuit against hotel group Wyndham Worldwide Corp for allegedly failing to safeguard consumers' personal information.

  • WASHINGTON, April 7- A U.S. court ruled on Monday that the Federal Trade Commission can proceed with a lawsuit against the hotel group Wyndham Worldwide Corp for allegedly failing to safeguard consumers' personal information.