Government Agencies FTC

  • The letter from Senator John Thune, who chairs the Commerce Committee, and two other senators who chair subcommittees- Jerry Moran and Roger Wicker- asked Google to explain a reported delay in disclosing the issue. The letters asked whether the vulnerability was revealed previously to any federal agencies, including the Federal Trade Commission, and if there...

  • The letter from Senator John Thune, who chairs the Commerce Committee, and two other senators who chair subcommittees-- Jerry Moran and Roger Wicker-- asked Google to explain a reported delay in disclosing the issue. The letters asked if the vulnerability was revealed previously to any federal agencies, including the Federal Trade Commission, and if there were "...

  • DUBLIN, Oct 3- Facebook's lead regulator in the European Union, the Irish Data Protection Commissioner, on Wednesday began an investigation into a massive cyberattack on the social networking site disclosed by the company last week. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission on Wednesday advised Facebook users to consider changing their passwords and be on the alert...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 25- Maureen Ohlhausen, a Republican commissioner at the Federal Trade Commission and former acting chief, is leaving the regulatory agency on Tuesday as her current term expires, the FTC said in a statement. The Senate has already confirmed Republican Christine Wilson, a senior vice president for regulatory and international affairs at Delta...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 13- The chairman of the Federal Trade Commission, which stops mergers it believes will push up prices, signaled on Thursday he was willing to consider tougher enforcement, a move that could affect high profile big tech companies but also energy producers, drug makers and a big swath of the U.S. economy. Joseph Simons, who was nominated by President...

  • Sept 5- A U.S. judge on Wednesday granted the U.S. Federal Trade Commission a preliminary injunction blocking chemical maker Tronox's pending acquisition of Saudi Arabian peer Cristal's titanium dioxide business. Tronox and Cristal, a subsidiary of Saudi Arabia's Tasnee, are two of the three top suppliers of chloride process titanium dioxide, used to make...

  • SAN FRANCISCO/ WASHINGTON, Aug 30- U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch on Thursday asked the Federal Trade Commission to rekindle an antitrust investigation of Alphabet Inc's Google, and President Donald Trump vowed to fight what he called political censorship by social media companies. Hatch, the Republican chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, sent a letter to FTC...

  • Senator Orrin Hatch on Thursday asked the Federal Trade Commission to examine the potential antitrust developments in Google's search and digital advertising. Hatch, the Republican chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, said in a letter to FTC Chairman Joseph Simons he was concerned about the Alphabet Inc unit's practices, citing a number of antitrust...

  • Stocks hit all-time highs after Trump proves he's mastered art of trade deal

    The U.S. and Mexico strike a deal. Should investors buy stocks on trade war hopes? With CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Fast Money traders, Tim Seymour, Steve Grasso, Brian Kelly and Guy Adami.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 20- U.S. regulators have approved Canada- based Alimentation Couche Tard Incs bid to sell two retail fuel stations in Minnesota, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission said in a statement on Monday.

  • Jessie Conners Tieva in 2004.

    Her business "deceptively" claimed it could teach customers to make millions on Amazon, federal authorities say.

  • Chief Executive Officer of AT&T Randall Stephenson (L) and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Time Warner Jeffrey Bewkes listen to testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee Antitrust Subcommittee hearing on the proposed deal between AT&T and Time Warner in Washington, December 7, 2016.

    It's not because Trump hates CNN.

  • FRANKFURT, Aug 6- Shares in Linde dropped as much as 10 percent on Monday after the German industrial gases group's planned $86 billion merger with U.S. rival Praxair was thrown into doubt by more demands from U.S. antitrust regulators. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is asking for more assets to be sold than previously anticipated and also wants prospective...

  • A truck operated by Germany's Linde Group.

    Industrial gas group Linde's planned $87 billion merger with Praxair was put in doubt by demands from U.S. antitrust regulators.

  • FRANKFURT, Aug 6- Shares in Linde plunged more than 8 percent on Monday after the industrial gases group's planned $87 billion merger with Praxair was put in doubt by demands from U.S. antitrust regulators. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is asking for more assets to be sold than previously anticipated and the watchdog also wants prospective buyers to meet...

  • FRANKFURT, Aug 6- Shares in Linde plunged more than 8 percent on Monday after the industrial gases group's planned $87 billion merger with Praxair was put in doubt by demands from U.S. antitrust regulators. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is asking for more assets to be sold than previously anticipated and the watchdog also wants prospective buyers to meet...

  • July 30- Two U.S. senators on Monday asked the Federal Trade Commission to investigate an electronic toll systems vendor, accusing the company of mismanaging road toll systems in several states. Bill Nelson, of Florida, and Gary Peters, of Michigan, both Democrats, said in a letter to FTC Chairman Joseph Simons that their states and others were the victims of "unfair...

  • WASHINGTON, July 18- The head of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, which has investigated Alphabet's Google in the past for abuse of web dominance, said on Wednesday he would take a close look at Europe's recent decision to fine the company 4.34 billion euros. Speaking at a hearing in Capitol Hill, FTC Chairman Joseph Simons said he had spoken on Tuesday with EU...

  • The U.K.'s Information Commissioner’s Office is hitting Facebook with the maximum possible fine it can impose.

  • LONDON, July 9- The price of aluminium paid by consumers in the United States has risen sharply this year. It has asked the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission to "address potentially anticompetitive activities in the aluminum market that are driving up aluminum prices". That's how many members of Congress signed a June 18 letter to the U.S.