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2014-03-18 23:34:57

National Consumer Protection Week starts the beginning of March with an increase in efforts to educate people about credit, debt, identify theft and more. CreditRepair.com recently participated in these efforts. (PRWEB) March 18, 2014 CreditRepair.com president Scott Smith spoke Friday in recognition of National Consumer Protection Week 2014. CreditRepair.com provides information and guidance to its members regarding various credit report problems. "Recently, the FTC reported that...

2014-03-13 16:26:01

Free Service Delivers Detailed, Real-Time Information About Unwanted Callers and Helps Consumers Take Action CONWAY, Ark., March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today PrivacyStar(TM) announces the launch of its free service that enables users to lookup a phone number and receive detailed, real-time information about unknown callers. The web-based service includes detailed information compiled by millions of PrivacyStar users for call blocks, number lookups and complaints against unwanted callers by...

2014-03-10 16:33:00

Company Achieves Full Year Earnings Per Share Guidance and Introduces Fiscal Year & First Quarter 2014 Revenue and Earnings Guidance OWINGS MILLS, Md., March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED), a leading United States manufacturer and provider of clinically proven, portion-controlled weight-loss products and programs, today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2013....

Privacy Groups File Complaint Over Facebook, WhatsApp Deal
2014-03-07 13:58:28

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Two privacy groups have filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission saying Facebook’s purchase of WhatsApp could be an unfair trade practice, according to a Bloomberg report. The Electronic Privacy Information Center and Center for Digital Democracy claim that the purchase is unfair because users of the messaging services had an expectation that their data would not be collected for advertising purposes. Facebook first...

2014-03-04 23:02:54

GMR Transcription, an Orange County, CA-based transcription and translation company responds to recent FTC ruling, complaint number 122-3095 which GMR promptly addressed and fixed. Tustin, California (PRWEB) March 04, 2014 GMR Transcription, an Orange County, CA-based Transcription and Translation company is clearing the air on FTC ruling, complaint number 122-3095 that cited a leak of sensitive data in October 2011, which GMR promptly addressed and contacted Google to have data removed....

2014-02-14 23:02:10

Approval for the massive merger between Comcast and Time Warner could take more than a year, in part for scrutiny of whether the merger will create or facilitate market power in the new company, according to an antitrust expert at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago. (PRWEB) February 14, 2014 Approval for the massive merger between Comcast and Time Warner could take more than a year, in part for scrutiny of whether the merger will create or facilitate market power in the new company,...

2014-02-06 12:23:10

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In a ruling released publicly on February 6, 2014, the Federal Trade Commission dismissed its accusations that McWane, Inc. colluded or conspired with its competitors to fix prices in the water works fittings markets. This dismissal leaves in place Administrative Law Judge D. Michael Chappell's complete rejection of the Commission's conspiracy claims, which he found to be nothing more than "unpersuasive" and "unsupported speculation" that...

2014-02-04 16:21:51

AFSAEF and NADA Publish Consumer Education Brochure WASHINGTON, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Understanding Vehicle Financing, an educational brochure for vehicle shoppers, has been updated to reflect relevant vehicle finance laws, terms and statistics. The brochure takes consumers through the vehicle financing process and highlights the importance of budgeting, checking one's credit report, and shopping around. Originally produced in 2003, the brochure has provided important...

2014-02-04 08:34:03

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In advance of today's Federal Trade Commission (FTC) meeting, "Follow-On Biologics Workshop: Impact of Recent Legislative and Regulatory Naming Proposals on Competition," health advocacy organizations from across the country jointly submitted a letter to FTC Commissioner Edith Ramirez, urging the Commission to give patient safety and consumer protection the important weight and priority they deserve. The Alliance for Patient...

2014-01-28 16:25:03

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On January 24, 2014, in the matter Federal Trade Commission v. St. Luke's Health System, Ltd., Judge B. Lynn Winmill, of the US District Court in the District of Idaho, ordered divestiture of the affiliation between St. Luke's Health System (St. Luke's) and Saltzer Medical Group (Saltzer). In December 2012, St. Luke's, an Idaho-based system that operates nine hospitals and employs hundreds of physicians, acquired Saltzer, Idaho's largest...


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