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New FTC Blogging Regulations: Forcing Transparency on a Culture of Full Disclosure

Ian Paul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ian Paul

The Federal Trade Commission has come up with a set of strange new regulations to protect consumers from potentially misleading information in the blogosphere and social networks.

True "Equality" In the Chip Market?

Lars H. Liebeler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lars H. Liebeler

The FTC's charges that Intel acted unfairly to protect its market share from AMD and Nvidia are both ironic and inconsistent.

FTC Intel Antitrust Lawsuit: FTC Alleges Intel Tried To 'Snuff Out' Competition

AP | JORDAN ROBERTSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO — The Federal Trade Commission piled on new antitrust charges against Intel Corp. on Wednesday, seeking to end what it described a...

Charities Running Out Of Turkeys To Give Away

Huffington Post | Julian Hattem | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

As part of its Bearing Witness 2.0 project, the Huffington Post is rounding up a few of the best local stories of the day. Charities across the nat...

Jason Linkins

FTC Official: "We Are Not Going To Be Patrolling The Blogosphere | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

As you may have heard, twenty-first century advertisers have long been trying to persuade us to buy their products. But until very recently, they wer...

270,000 People Have Fallen Prey To Stimulus Scams | Angela Greiling Keane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Sept. 10 (Bloomberg) -- "Opportunistic fraudsters" are exploiting the recession and pitching deals they link to the U.S. stimulus package, cheating co...

Subprime Lenders Are Modifying Home Loans For Government | PETER S. GOODMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

LOS ANGELES -- From the ninth floor of a downtown office building on Wilshire Boulevard, Jack Soussana delivered staggering numbers of mortgages to ho...

Lawmakers: "Nearly Impossible" For Consumers To Tell What's Green | GreenBiz StaffPublished June 12, 2009 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

"It is now nearly impossible for the average consumer to get the information they need to determine whether a product is truly green: how and where th...

Arthur Delaney

Credit Card Law Will Curb Ads | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The credit card reform bill signed into law by the president on Friday won't just put a stop to several unfair practices of the credit card industry -...

Hogwash Alert: How to Survive the Pandemic of Swine Flu Scams and Swindle

Ben Sherwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ben Sherwood

Long before you'd ever come down with swine flu, you'll be exposed to another kind of virus sweeping the world: A global outbreak of online scams preying on your fears of the so-called aporkalypse.

30 Years After TMI, A Lesson For Today's Economists

Meathead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Our new test for any enterprise, be it a financial institution, a power plant, or a war, must be, "Is it too large to be allowed to fail?" If the answer is "yes" then we cannot proceed.

Arthur Delaney

Dems Grill FTC Head: "What Happened?" | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On Tuesday, members of a House subcommittee lamented the weakness of consumer protection from predatory lenders -- be they credit card companies, payd...

Arthur Delaney

Debt Collection Boss: "Business Is Brisk" | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

John Nemo says the notion that debt collectors are capitalist vultures who profit off other folks' struggles is a "stereotype." Nemo is a spokesman ...

Arthur Delaney

Debt Horror Story: Parents Hounded For Their Late Son's Payments | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

This story was reported with help from our readers. Have you been asked by a collection agency to pay debt for a deceased friend of relative? If so, ...

NPEs and Abstract Patents

Brian Kahin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Brian Kahin

Unfortunately, there is little transparency in today's patent system. Indeed, the patent system is beset by information failure.

Internet Drug Scam Busted

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) - One of the largest spam operations in the world, a vast network involving countries from New Zealand to China and the United States, ha...

Chip Wars: AMD's Persistence Starting To Dent Computing Giant Intel | John C. Abell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Federal Trade Commission has begun a formal anti-trust investigation of Intel, a move that AMD has long sought as part of its global, take-no-pris...

Child Online Safety Comes of Age

Stephen Balkam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Stephen Balkam

The online safety community, which has been around since the mid-1990s, has reached a critical point of maturation -- some would say an awkward adolescent stage -- where the stakes are higher.

Regulators OK Google's Purchase Of Doubleclick

AP | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

U.S. antitrust regulators approved Google Inc.'s $3.1 billion purchase of DoubleClick Inc. Thursday, removing a key obstacle to a formidable combinati...

FTC Continues Attempt To Block Whole Foods/Wild Oats Deal

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Federal regulators are continuing legal efforts to block Whole Foods Market Inc.'s $565 million takeover of rival Wild Oats despite the deal closing i...

FTC Refuses To Charge Intel With Antitrust Claims

New York Times | STEPHEN LABATON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The head of the Federal Trade Commission has rejected requests by lawmakers, other commissioners and a small rival company to open a formal antitrust ...