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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.
WASHINGTON, Sept 27- The U.S. Federal Trade Commission on Friday said it settled charges that generic drugmaker Actavis Inc's proposed $8.5 billion purchase of Warner Chilcott Plc would be anticompetitive.
The Federal Trade Commission will gather public comments on a proposal to seel information from businesses that aggregate and assert patents.
WASHINGTON, Sept 27- The U.S. Federal Trade Commission on Friday moved closer to launching a comprehensive study of the business practices of "patent assertion entities," to see whether they are hurting competition in the U.S. economy.
WASHINGTON, Sept 26- Generic drugmaker Mylan Inc has won U.S. antitrust approval to buy Agila, a unit of India's Strides Arcolab Ltd, subject to divesting some products, the Federal Trade Commission said on Thursday. India's cabinet approved the deal on Sept. 3.
Attorney General Eric Holder, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Federal Trade Commission chairwoman Edith Ramirez and other federal and state officials were to discuss the privacy and security issues at White House meeting on Wednesday, officials said.
Databases used by major retailers to prevent workers accused of stealing from getting another job are increasingly under scrutiny. The New York Times reports.
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.
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.
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.
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.
CNBC's David Faber reports the latest detail on the FTC giving Pershing Square clearance for investment in Proctor & Gamble.
The FTC has been investigating whether unauthorized changes Google made to privacy settings in Safari browsers violated an agreement prohibiting the company from misleading consumers. Here is a list of some of Google's other interactions with U.S. regulators:
The Web era gives small businesses vastly more promotional reach, but also more chances to trip up over truth-in-advertising laws.
Skechers will pay $40 million to settle charges in an advertising case, reports CNBC's Darren Rovell.
Herbalife, whose stock tumbled last week after hedge fund manager David Einhorn asked a few questions on the company’s earnings call, is no stranger to controversy. Herb Greenberg sees some reasons to worry.
Federal regulators escalated their antitrust investigation of Google by hiring former Justice Department prosecutor Beth Wilkinson, in a sign they are prepared to take the Internet giant to court.
Google and Twitter’s battle over Google’s display of Google+ over Twitter results continues to drag out. And now the FTC is involved.
WNBC's Melissa Russo reports on AMR filing for Chapter 11 reorganization; AT&T pulls it's application to acquire T-Mobile; Transocean, the world's largest offshore rig fleet says it can't upgrade its rigs and the stock promptly fell to a seven year low; and Facebook settled charges from the FTC that it duped users about keeping information private.
Valuation forecasts for Facebook are reaching at least $100 billion. Is the company worth that much? Michael Pachter, analyst at Wedbush Securities, discusses. And CNBC's Herb Greenberg eyes the biggest trends on Twitter.