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  • Rohit Chopra, Federal Trade Commission (FTC) commissioner nominee for U.S. President Donald Trump, speaks during a Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee confirmation hearing in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018.

    Federal Trade Commission commissioner Rohit Chopra joins CNBC's "Squawk Alley" to discuss antitrust probes into Big Tech.

  • A customer holding a cannabis product gestures while leaving the Natural Vibe store after legal recreational marijuana went on sale in St John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada October 17, 2018. 

    The top U.S. consumer and trade regulator said on Tuesday it had warned three companies selling products infused with cannabidiol that it was illegal to advertise that such products could fight disease without providing credible scientific evidence.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 9- The potential penalties for several wide-ranging investigations into whether Facebook, Google and other big U.S. tech companies used their market power unfairly include everything from breaking up the companies, to large fines and forcing them to create more competition. The Justice Department and Federal Trade Commission are...

  • Sept 6- A bipartisan group of state attorneys general will announce on Monday an investigation into large tech companies, like Facebook and Google, for potential violations of antitrust law, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton's announced on Friday. Paxton's office did not name the companies but the Justice Department and Federal Trade Commission are probing...

  • BASEL, Switzerland, Sept 6- Swiss drugmaker Roche sees medicines in its own pipeline driving sales growth over the longer term, Chief Executive Severin Schwan told Reuters on Friday, adding he will not pursue takeovers simply to keep revenue rising. In an interview at Roche's Basel headquarters, Schwan also said ongoing U.S. Federal Trade Commission scrutiny of...

  • Chairman Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL) (L) points to a poster showing similarities between Marlboro cigarette ads and JUUL Vaping paraphernalia, during a House Economic and Consumer Policy Subcommittee hearing that heard testimony on JUUL's Role in the youth nicotine epidemic, on July 25, 2019 in Washington, DC.

    Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi, D-Ill., is asking the Food and Drug Administration to investigate whether e-cigarette giant Juul is illegally making smoking cessation claims.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 5- The House of Representatives' antitrust panel will hold a hearing next week to discuss the effect of consumer data collection by big tech platforms, like Alphabet's Google and Amazon, on online competition. The House Judiciary Committee's antitrust subcommittee will hear from Rohit Chopra, who is on the Federal Trade Commission, as well as...

  • Federal Trade Commission Director of Bureau of Consumer Protection, Andrew Smith, speak at a press conference on Sept. 4, 2019, at the FTC headquarters in Washington, DC.

    The FTC says Google's YouTube will pay $170 million to settle a complaint that it earned millions by illegally collecting personal information from children without a guardian's consent.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 4- Google, which is owned by Alphabet Inc, and its YouTube video service will pay $170 million to settle allegations that it broke federal law by collecting personal information about children, the Federal Trade Commission said on Wednesday. The settlement with the FTC and the New York attorney general's office, which will receive $34 million, is...

  • Joseph Simons, chairman of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) nominee for U.S. President Donald Trump, speaks during a Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee confirmation hearing in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018.

    The Federal Trade Commission delivers its comments on the settlement it reached with Google. The company agreed to pay $170 million in fines after it was found in violation of the Child Online Protection Act.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 4- Google, which is owned by Alphabet Inc, and its YouTube video service will pay $170 million to settle allegations that it broke federal law by collecting personal information about children, the Federal Trade Commission said on Wednesday. The settlement with the FTC and the New York attorney general's office, which will receive $34 million, is...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 4- Google, which is owned by Alphabet Inc, and its YouTube video service will pay $170 million to settle allegations that it broke federal law by collecting personal information about children, the Federal Trade Commission said on Wednesday. The settlement with the FTC and the New York attorney general's office, which will receive $34 million, is...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 4- Google, which is owned by Alphabet Inc, and its YouTube video service will pay $170 million to settle allegations that it broke federal law by collecting personal information about children, the Federal Trade Commission said on Wednesday. The settlement with the FTC and the New York attorney general's office, which will receive $34 million, is...

  • Texas leads the group of 30- plus attorneys general, which plans to announce the probe on Sept. 9, the source said. Ken Paxton, the Texas attorney general, filed comments along with 42 other state officials in June that urged the Federal Trade Commission to focus on privacy and data collection in investigating potential violations of antitrust law.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 29- The Federal Trade Commission is investigating the marketing practices of e-cigarette maker Juul Labs Inc sending shares of tobacco stocks down, a person briefed on the matter said Thursday. Shares of Altria Group Inc, which has a 35% stake in Juul, fell 4.1% to $43.96 in afternoon trading after the Wall Street Journal earlier reported the...

  • The Federal Trade Commission is investigating Juul's marketing practices, according to the Wall Street Journal. CNBC's Frank Holland reports.

  • Aug 29- The Federal Trade Commission is investigating the marketing practices of e-cigarette maker Juul Labs Inc, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter. Last year, the Food and Drug Administration conducted a surprise inspection at Juul's San Francisco headquarter and seized certain documents.

  • Aug 29- The Federal Trade Commission is investigating the marketing practices of e-cigarette maker Juul Labs inc, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter. FTC investigators are looking if Juul engaged in deceptive marketing, including by targeting minors or using influencers, and is also determining whether to...

  • Juul products are displayed at a smoke shop in New York, Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018.

    The Federal Trade Commission is investigating whether e-cigarette maker Juul used deceptive marketing and targeted minors, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal.

  • Aug 28- Facebook Inc acknowledged a flaw in its Messenger Kids app, weeks after two U.S. senators raised privacy concerns about the application, and said that it spoke to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission about the matter. "We are in regular contact with the FTC on many issues and products, including Messenger Kids," Facebook Vice President Kevin Martin wrote in a...