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2014-03-07 08:25:17

Groups Call on Assemblyman Blumenthal to Support GMO Labeling YONKERS, N.Y., March 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers Union, the advocacy arm of Consumer Reports, headquartered in Yonkers, today called on Assemblyman David Buchwald of White Plains and Mt Kisco to vote yes for Right To Know Bill A. 3525 when it comes before the Assembly Consumer Affairs Committee tomorrow. This bill would require labeling of genetically engineered foods (also known as GMOs) sold in New York...

2014-03-03 23:22:05

In recognition of National Consumer Protection Week March 2-8, the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC) offers consumers five tips to improve their level of financial protection. Washington, DC (PRWEB) March 03, 2014 In recognition of National Consumer Protection Week March 2-8, the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC) offers consumers five tips to improve their level of financial protection. “By executing one of the following steps each day, consumers will put...

2014-02-28 23:03:52

This week Attorney General Eric Holder proposed national standards for consumer notification following identity breaches, which Lexington Law has affirmed. (PRWEB) February 28, 2014 Lexington Law, the nation's leading credit repair provider, affirmed Attorney General Eric Holder's comments this week in the Feb. 24 Reuters article titled "Attorney General seeks national standard to protect against identity theft," where he proposes national standards for consumer...

2014-02-13 16:30:17

WASHINGTON, Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Comcast has proposed a deal to buy Time Warner Cable, a mega-merger that would combine the two largest cable providers in the United States. Consumers Union, the policy and advocacy division of Consumer Reports, announced its opposition to the merger, citing the impact that the combination could have on prices and service. Delara Derakhshani, policy counsel for Consumers Union, said, "Under this proposed deal, two huge companies...

2014-02-03 16:26:26

Social network's unlawful publication of minors' profiles, photos and geolocation data alleged to victimize children as young as 13 years of age--and younger SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera today filed suit against MeetMe, a popular social networking platform that facilitates interactions among strangers, over inadequate privacy protections and unlawful publication of minors' profiles, photos, and location data, which can enable...

2014-01-27 08:33:46

Massachusetts consumer protection law firm offers representation on relevant tech violations. BOSTON, Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Consumers have a new option for asserting their rights against unwanted spam text messages and telemarketers. The consumer protection law firm Culik Law is accepting cases under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), the law that prohibits these annoying intrusions. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140127/MN52283) Although...

2014-01-15 12:24:18

Company Also Will Modify its Billing Practices Under FTC Settlement WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Apple Inc. has agreed to provide full refunds to consumers, paying a minimum of $32.5 million, to settle a Federal Trade Commission complaint that the company billed consumers for millions of dollars of charges incurred by children in kids' mobile apps without their parents' consent. Under the terms of the settlement with the FTC, Apple also will be required to...

Dieters Beware: Weight Loss Products May Use Deceptive Marketing
2014-01-08 05:37:58

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Most New Year's resolutions include wanting to become healthier, or to lose weight. There are literally thousands of products out there claiming that they can help a person achieve those goals. Not all of them tell the truth, nor do they have ethical practices when advertising. This week, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced a "law enforcement initiative stopping national marketers that used deceptive advertising claims to...

2014-01-07 16:25:16

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif., Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, SENSA® Products, LLC announced a settlement in connection with a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) consent order on the use of certain advertising claims for the SENSA® Weight-Loss System (SENSA®). The settlement involves no admission of wrongful conduct by the company and does not challenge the product's safety. SENSA® is sprinkled onto foods and designed to help users learn portion control without restricting food...


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