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FTC Supports POM False Advertising Claims 011713
2013-01-17 13:42:07

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) says that POM Wonderful has made some deceptive advertising claims, portraying its products as having unmerited health benefits. The commission upheld a ruling by an internal FTC judge that POM was using deceptive advertising by claiming its products have been clinically proven to reduce the risk of heart disease and other ailments. Both POM and the FTC have been embroiled in a battle for more...

FTC And Google Reach Antitrust Settlement
2013-01-04 04:31:50

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced on Thursday that it has concluded its 19-month antitrust investigation of Google, finding that the company did not unfairly use its Internet search business and mobile patents to harm rivals. The Commission said it had reached a settlement with the online search giant that requires it to change its business practices in the areas of online search, smartphones, games and tablets....

FTC Expected To Announce Agreement With Google
2013-01-03 10:34:38

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The FTC is expected this week to finally bring an end to a long-standing investigation of Google´s business decisions in both their mobile and search engine activities. According to The Wall Street Journal, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is pushing to make this decision before one of the five commissioners assigned to this case leaves office. Insiders have said that Google is expected to sign a voluntary...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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