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  • 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.

  • WASHINGTON, March 28- The U.S. Federal Trade Commission seeks a settlement of $1 billion or more from pharmaceutical companies it has sued for delaying the sale of cheaper medicines after patents on brand-name drugs may have expired, an FTC official told a legal conference on Friday.

  • March 24- Herbalife Ltd, a nutritional products maker, said it would nominate three additional Carl Icahn designees to its board. Herbalife, which is being investigated by the Federal Trade Commission, earlier this month postponed its annual shareholders' meeting to April 29 to continue discussions with Icahn about new board nominees.

  • 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.

  • First lady: No more junk food ads in schools Tuesday, 25 Feb 2014 | 1:37 PM ET
    First lady Michelle Obama speaks about children eating healthy food in schools during an event in the East Room of the White House, on February 25, 2014 in Washington.

    It's another step in Michelle Obama's campaign against obesity. NBC reports.

  • 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.

  • Apple to refund at least $32.5 million     Wednesday, 15 Jan 2014 | 12:06 PM ET

    The Federal Trade Commission is set to levy a fine against Apple for disclosures about Apple's "In-app" purchase feature of the app store. Younger consumers have been able to make purchase without parental consent.

  • Children ran up huge bills in Apple's app store     Wednesday, 15 Jan 2014 | 12:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports the FTC levies a $32.5 million fine against Apple for disclosures about Apple's "in app" purchase feature of the app store. Children were able to run up millions in "app" purchases.