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  • WASHINGTON, Feb 27- The seemingly intractable problem of identity theft once again led the list of top consumer complaints in 2013, with U.S. consumers reporting that they lost $1.6 billion to various types of fraud, the Federal Trade Commission said in a report released Thursday. Florida had the highest per capita rate of identity theft.

  • 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.

  • Feb 25- Money-transfer company Western Union Co is being probed by the Federal Trade Commission and a U.S. district court over fraud-induced money transfers, the company said in a regulatory filing on Monday. Western Union also said it has received multiple subpoenas since Nov. 25 from the U.S. attorney's office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.

  • Feb 24- A U.S. district court in Utah has frozen the assets of several Internet business coaches accused of lying to customers about their potential earnings after signing up for the services, the Federal Trade Commission said on Monday.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 31- Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc, the world's largest laboratory equipment maker, has won U.S. antitrust approval to buy California's Life Technologies Corp on the condition that some assets are sold, the Federal Trade Commission said on Friday. GH Health will purchase the divested businesses, the FTC said.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 17- The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has approved the $2.5 billion purchase of regional grocer Harris Teeter Supermarkets Inc by Kroger Co, deciding the transaction does not violate anti-trust law, the companies said on Friday.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 15- Apple Inc CEO Tim Cook told employees on Wednesday the company decided to settle longstanding complaints with the Federal Trade Commission over app purchases made by children, because the FTC's proposals aligned with the company's own intentions. "It doesn't feel right for the FTC to sue over a case that had already been settled.

  • 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

    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

    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

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

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 4- The growing online usage of ads designed to blend in with the rest of a website's content, a practice known as "native advertising," may be illegal in some instances, the Federal Trade Commission warned on Wednesday.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 1- A deal to combine No. 2 U.S. office supply retailer Office Depot Inc with smaller rival OfficeMax Inc has won approval from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, the companies said in a joint statement on Friday.

  • Office Depot-OfficeMax deal get antitrust nod Friday, 1 Nov 2013 | 9:25 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Nov 1- A deal to combine No. 2 U.S. office supply retailer Office Depot Inc with smaller rival OfficeMax Inc has won approval from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, the companies said in a joint statement on Friday.

  • 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.

  • Congressman to FTC: Mess With Google, You Mess With Us Tuesday, 16 Oct 2012 | 11:56 AM ET

    Google is not a monopoly and does not deserve to have antitrust charges brought against it, at least that is the opinion of Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) who warned the Federal Trade Commission that if it took on Google, it was also taking on Congress.

  • Chairs: Squawk Takes a Stand on Privacy     Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 6:52 AM ET

    The "Squawk Box" news team weighs in with their perspective on the FTC settling with a website that gets users cheap ticket prices but collects personal information on consumers.

  • Is P&G Ackman's Next Target?     Thursday, 12 Jul 2012 | 11:03 AM ET

    CNBC's David Faber reports the latest detail on the FTC giving Pershing Square clearance for investment in Proctor & Gamble.

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