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President Obama to name Edith Ramirez head of Federal Trade Commission

President Barack Obama intends to name Edith Ramirez the chairwoman of the Federal Trade Commission, a White House official said on Thursday.


FTC ends long Google probe with mild reprimand

U.S. regulators on Thursday closed a long-running investigation of Google with a relatively mild agreement that is likely to disappoint rivals and critics of the Web search giant. Under the agreement, Google agreed to end the practice of "scraping" reviews and other data from rivals' websites for its own products, and to allow advertisers to export data to independently evaluate advertising campaigns, the Federal Trade Commission said.


FTC: 'Your Baby Can Read' ads deceptive

Many babies at 9 months old are just starting to stand up. Some take their first steps. But, reading? At 9 months? Really?


FTC finalizes privacy settlement with Facebook

The Federal Trade Commission voted Friday to finalize its settlement with Facebook, resolving charges that the social network exposed details about users' lives without getting the required legal consent.


Google pays $22.5 million to settle Apple Safari charges

Google Inc will pay $22.5 million to settle charges it bypassed the privacy settings of customers using Apple Inc's Safari browser, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission said on Thursday.


Why gasoline prices rocket up, yet drop slowly

The phenomenon is called rockets and feathers, and, industry analysts say, it's been going on for a long time. Gasoline retail prices rise four times faster than they fall after the wholesale price changes, according to a 2010 Federal Trade Commission (FTC) study.


FTC: Skechers deceived consumers with shoe ads


The government wants you to know that simply sporting a pair of Skechers' fitness shoes is not going to get you Kim Kardashian's curves or Brooke Burke's toned tush.


Facebook settles FTC privacy complaint, agrees to ask users’ permission for changes

Facebook has settled a complaint by the Federal Trade Commission that the social networking giant deceived consumers by promising privacy protections while it shared and made user data more public, according to the FTC.


F.T.C. Said to Be Near Facebook Privacy Deal

F.T.C. Said to Be Near Facebook Privacy Deal

Facebook and the Federal Trade Commission are nearing a settlement over deceptive practices related to several Facebook features, including its privacy settings, according to two people briefed on the settlement.


Facebook tracking prompts calls for FTC investigation

Facebook’s use of software that enables it to track users’ online activity after they log off of the social-networking site came under scrutiny in Washington this week, with lawmakers and consumer advocacy groups demanding a federal investigation.


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