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  • WASHINGTON, Oct 28- The U.S. government filed a lawsuit against AT&T Inc on Tuesday, alleging the No. 2 U.S. wireless carrier sold consumers unlimited data plans but would slow their Internet down once they used a certain amount of data. The Federal Trade Commission, which filed the lawsuit, said that this "throttling" of Internet feeds was deceptive and said that in...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 28- The U.S. government filed a lawsuit against AT&T Inc on Tuesday, alleging that the No. 2 U.S. wireless carrier sold consumers unlimited data plans but then would slow their Internet down once they used a certain amount of data. The Federal Trade Commission, which filed the lawsuit, said that this "throttling" of Internet feeds was deceptive, and said...

  • LONDON/ BRUSSELS, Oct 28- Oil majors BP and Statoil said the U.S. Federal Trade Commission was closing a probe into anticompetitive practices in oil price reporting, while a European official said the EU investigation was still going on. European Commission officials in May 2013 raided the offices of oil majors BP, Shell and Statoil as part of an investigation of...

  • LONDON, Oct 28- BP said on Tuesday it was told by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission it was closing its probe into anticompetitive practices in oil price reporting and assessment, but other regulators were still investigating. European Commission officials in May 2013 raided the offices of oil majors BP, Shell and Statoil as part of a probe into suspected...

  • LONDON, Oct 28- BP said on Tuesday it was told by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission it was closing its investigation into anticompetitive practices in oil price reporting and assessment. European Commission officials in May 2013 raided the offices of oil majors BP, Shell and Statoil as part of a probe into suspected manipulation of oil and biofuel prices.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 14- The U.S. Supreme Court may have bitten off more than it can chew in a North Carolina case about whether the state dental board has the authority to regulate teeth-whitening services, with the justices appearing unsure how to rule. The legal battle was prompted by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, which decided that the North Carolina State...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 8- Telecommunications giant AT&T Inc has agreed to pay $105 million to settle allegations that it put unauthorized charges on customers' cell phone bills, a practice known as cramming, the Federal Trade Commission said on Wednesday. AT&T will pay $80 million to refund customers while $20 million is earmarked for penalties and fees to all 50 U.S....

  • Oct 7- Shares of Herbalife Ltd tumbled 3.4 percent on Tuesday after a news report that the U.S. Federal Trade Commission could move against the nutritional products maker, although there was no sign regulatory action was imminent. The commission started an inquiry into Herbalife's operations in March after activist investor William Ackman called for...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 23- A U.S. court has temporarily shut down Butterfly Labs, a Missouri company the Federal Trade Commission alleges deceptively marketed computers designed to produce bitcoins, the "virtual currency" payment system. In an emailed statement on Tuesday, Butterfly Labs said the commission had overreached with "heavy-handed actions."

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 23- A U.S. court has shut down Butterfly Labs, a Missouri company the Federal Trade Commission alleges deceptively marketed computers designed to produce bitcoins, the "virtual currency" payment system.

  • Sept 22- The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is considering a possible antitrust lawsuit against Sysco Corp's $3.5 billion deal to buy debt-ridden US Foods from private equity, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday citing people with knowledge of the matter.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Blog me big money  Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 | 6:52 AM ET

    Elisa Camahort Page, BlogHer co-founder and CEO, discusses how she was able to make her mark on the web and help people get paid for their work.