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Auto dealers in Ga. and S.C. attract scrutiny

...predatory payment plans are all ways shoppers can be tricked when buying a car.State consumer advocates and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission are asking the public to report any fishy or deceptive advertisements and practices they come across."Complaints...
More being limited in job choice by non-compete agreements

...installers in Michigan and agricultural workers in Washington. In October, Democrats in Congress asked the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Labor to investigate."It has a chilling effect on people actually going out and trying...
Take steps to protect your money

National Consumer Protection Week, March 6-12, is an annual effort led by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to educate the public on how to use money wisely. As a part of National Consumer Protection Week, the Better Business Bureau...
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EU fines Intel over unfair sales tactics

...complaining that Intel was penalizing PC makers in the U.S. and abroad for doing business with AMD. Although the U.S. Federal Trade Commission is also investigating, AMD seems to have found its most sympathetic ear in Europe. EU Competition Commissioner...
Smart shopping easier online

Being a smart consumer is getting easier thanks to the free flow of information on the Internet, where the number of consumer-friendly Web sites is increasing faster than you can say "caveat emptor." Whether you need legal insight into your consumer problem, want to know how to file a consumer complaint, want to find a low-interest credit card, learn how to be an environmentally conscious shopper, or track down a corporation's customer service department, you can probably find it online. Here are three helpful sites from the federal government:
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EU panel urges rejection of Boeing-McDonnell merger

...position of the new company emerging from nearly $15 billion Boeing-McDonnell merger. Last Tuesday, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission gave its blessing to the merger saying it would not "substantially lessen competition in any relevant market...
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FTC readies antitrust inquiry against GoogleSAN JOSE, CALIF. --- The U.S. Federal Trade Commission reportedly is poised to launch a broad antitrust investigation of Google's search practices that could mark the start of a lengthy...
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...for messages they did not intend to send More information is available through OnGuard Source: U.S. Federal Trade Commission TODAY MOVIE TUESDAY: Lady and the Tramp, 10 a.m., Appleby Branch Library, 2260 Walton Way; for ages...
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How can I avoid online job scams?

...the company using Web sites operated by the Council of Better Business Bureaus ( and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission ( Here are some other tips to protect yourself: 1. Be wary of a job that is "too easy...
Google takes aim at mobile marketing

...general manager of AdMob's North America operations. If Google's proposed acquisition is approved by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, Mr. Hamoui thinks he and AdMob's 150 employees will be in an even better position to turn mobile phones...