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WASHINGTON, Jan 16- POM Wonderful made deceptive advertising claims in saying that its pomegranate juice and other products would make users healthier, the Federal Trade Commission said on Wednesday.
WASHINGTON, Jan 8- Priceline.com Inc has won U.S. antitrust approval to buy Kayak Software Corp, the Federal Trade Commission said on Tuesday. It operates like a search engine, letting consumers compare pricing along with other websites such as Priceline.com rivals Expedia Inc and Orbitz Worldwide Inc..
NEW YORK, Jan 6- While the focus of last week's agreement between the Federal Trade Commission and Google Inc was search, the deal's restrictions on how Google uses its patents could have a broader impact on the technology industry.
WASHINGTON, Jan 2- The Senate late on Tuesday approved the nominations of Joshua Wright to the Federal Trade Commission and Mignon Clyburn to a second term as commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission.
*Advertising swings to cheaper media including mobile, online. Dec 21- Food companies spent considerably less to advertise to children in 2009 than they did in 2006, although the foods that were pitched were only slightly more nutritious, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission said in a report released on Friday.
WASHINGTON, Dec 21- Food companies spent considerably less to advertise to children in 2009 than they did in 2006, although the foods that were pitched were only slightly more nutritious, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission said in a report out on Friday.
WASHINGTON, Dec 20- A Senate committee sent the nomination of Joshua Wright to join the Federal Trade Commission on to the full Senate on Thursday, despite an acrimonious confirmation hearing in which Wright pledged to recuse himself from any Google investigation for two years because of conflicts of interest.
*Earlier rules developed in pre-smartphone era. *Photos, videos, audio files, IP addresses now covered. WASHINGTON, Dec 19- U.S. regulators are taking steps to protect the privacy of children when they go online by requiring parental consent before companies can collect certain information, the Federal Trade Commission said on Wednesday.
WASHINGTON, Dec 18- U.S. regulators have asked nine companies that specialize in learning about consumers and selling that data to provide them with information about their business practices, the Federal Trade Commission said on Tuesday.
WASHINGTON, Dec 18- The Federal Trade Commission, the U.S. consumer protection agency, has asked nine companies that specialize in collecting and selling consumer data to provide information about their business practices.
WASHINGTON, Dec 10- U.S. regulators are investigating a number of companies in the mobile app marketplace for failing to protect children's privacy or not disclosing what information is collected from users, the Federal Trade Commission said on Monday.
WASHINGTON, Dec 10- U.S. regulators are investigating a number of companies in the mobile app marketplace for potentially violating rules protecting children's privacy or requiring accurate disclosures about data collection, the Federal Trade Commission said on Monday.
WASHINGTON, Dec 5- Google unit Motorola Mobility is not entitled to ask a court to stop the sale of Apple iPhones and iPads that it says infringe on a patent that is essential to wireless technology, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission said on Wednesday.
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.
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