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FTC Sues Online ‘Yellow Pages’ Operation for Scamming Small Businesses, Doctors’ Offices, Retirement Homes, and Religious Schools

At the request of the Federal Trade Commission, a federal court has halted, pending litigation, an Oklahoma City-based operation that allegedly bilked hundreds of thousands of dollars from small businesses, doctors’ offices, retirement homes, and religious schools...

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Debt Collectors in Memphis and New York State Settle with FTC Concerning Multiple Federal Law Violations

A Memphis-based debt collector has agreed to stop deceiving and harassing consumers and otherwise violating federal debt collection laws, and will pay a $1.5 million civil penalty to settle Federal Trade Commission charges, while a debt collection operation headquartered...

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J.D. Power pans in-car voice recognition systems

In-car voice recognition systems work so poorly that automakers should give up trying to add new features and go back to the basics, said Kristin Kolodge, JD Power's executive director of driver interaction. ... Read More »

Superior Industries investors urged to OK company’s board nominees

Three proxy advisory firms are recommending that Superior Industries International Inc. shareholders vote for the supplier's four board nominees at its annual meeting next week. ... Read More »

Toyota exec touts supply chain benefits of staff moves to Mich.

Toyota's plan to move supplier development and purchasing staffs to its technical center in Ann Arbor will improve suppliers relations, a top executive said today. ... Read More »

Alerting colleges about secret banking contracts

If you’re a student preparing to head back to campus, you may encounter offers from banks and other companies that promote debit cards, prepaid cards, bank accounts, and other products branded with your school’s name or logo. When your school makes a deal...

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Chrysler’s Q2 profits rise 22% to $619 million on Jeep, pickup gains

Chrysler reported net income of $619 million in the second quarter on record Jeep sales and strong pickup deliveries. The second-quarter profit was 22 percent higher than the $507 million in net income posted during the same quarter of 2013. ... Read More »

Nissan brings suppliers closer to the line

Nissan North America is pulling back from a strategy of buying parts from low-cost countries and is now encouraging suppliers to locate near its assembly plants in the United States instead. ... Read More »

Dana CEO says purchasers are collaborating with suppliers earlier

Like other Tier 1 suppliers, Dana, a major supplier of axles and driveshafts, has been working to strip weight out of its products, says CEO Roger Wood. Meanwhile, he says automakers are working earlier with suppliers on product development. ... Read More »

FTC Approves iKeepSafe COPPA “Safe Harbor” Oversight Program

Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved the Safe Harbor Program of iKeepSafe, also known as the Internet Keep Safe Coalition, as a safe harbor oversight program under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and...

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