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Topic - Federal Trade Commission
Bureaucrats at the Federal Trade Commission must have a lot of spare time. The agency recently swooped to rescue the American people from the threat posed by a collaborative organization of 22,000 professionals who sit down with youngsters and teach them how to play a piano.
A small federal panel that oversees privacy issues has been catapulted from a bureaucratic backwater into the political maelstrom roiled by leaks about the National Security Agency's domestic snooping.
Republicans haven't succeeded in repealing Obamacare, or even restraining the scheme the Democrats pushed through Congress without a single Republican vote. That's what can happen with a determined Democrat in the White House and the Democrats in control of half of Congress. Republicans in the House will now take aim at another of President Obama's hyperpartisan achievements, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street regulation bill.
Pollsters have convinced Democrats that they'll win the government shutdown fight, so President Obama is doing all he can to create the impression that the republic is in peril because 800,000 nonessential federal employees won't come to the office today. This insults the intelligence of ordinary Americans who are more concerned that the private economy has been shut down for the past four years.
With less than two weeks before President Obama's new health-care law kicks in, the White House launched an anti-fraud effort Wednesday to warn consumers that scam artists could try to steal their personal financial and health records.
With less than two weeks before President Obama's new health care law kicks in, the White House launched an anti-fraud effort Wednesday to warn consumers that scam artists could try to steal their personal financial and health records.
The Federal Trade Commission said it is investigating Facebook to determine if two of its recently announced privacy rule reforms are in violation of a 2011 agreement.
Having the legislative branch enact laws, to be signed by the executive (as set out in the Constitution), has become a quaint concept under President Obama.
An advocacy group filed a complaint to the Federal Trade Commission on Wednesday, decrying toy-makers and baby product manufacturers, like Fisher-Price, that claim new mobile apps help boost baby's brain power. They don't work as promised, the group said.
Sports fans would be outraged if a bookie paid a boxer to throw a fight. But major drugmakers are doing something similar, increasingly paying competitors to keep cheaper generic alternatives off the shelves. The practice is costing patients and taxpayers billions of dollars in extra health care spending.
Kroger, already the country's largest traditional supermarket operator, is expanding its reach in key Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic states by snapping up regional grocer Harris Teeter Supermarkets Inc.
Media mogul Barry Diller, the Fox Broadcasting Co. creator who agreed this week to pay a $480,000 civil penalty to settle charges he violated premerger reporting requirements in acquiring voting securities of the Coca Cola Co., said Wednesday he was “dismayed” by the government’s handling of the case.
Media mogul and corporate investor Barry Diller, who created the Fox Broadcasting Company and headed Paramount Pictures, will pay a $480,000 civil penalty to settle charges he violated pre-merger reporting and waiting requirements when he acquired voting securities of the Coca Cola Co., the Justice Department said Tuesday.
There is simply no truth to Tony Sayegh's analysis of debit-card swipe-fee reform ("Three years of Dodd-Frank's broken promises," Commentary, May 31).
The Justice Department on Tuesday joined a lawsuit accusing Lance Armstrong of defrauding the U.S. government. The U.S. Postal Service spent $40 million sponsoring Mr. Armstrong's bicycling team from 1996 through 2004, including the years when he won six Tour de France titles.