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FTC Sues to Stop Texas Debt Collector from Coercing Consumers by Falsely Claiming It Will Bring Legal Action Against Them, Garnish Their Wages

The Federal Trade Commission has issued a complaint against a Texas-based debt collection operation and its current and former principals for illegally threatening consumers with false claims that unless they pay a debt, they will face legal action or wage garnishment....

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FTC Approves Final Order Preserving Future Competition in the Market for Drug-coated Balloon Catheters Used to Treat Peripheral Artery Disease

Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that global medical technology company Medtronic, Inc.’s $42.9 billion acquisition of Covidien plc would likely be anticompetitive. Under the order,...

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Court Grants Partial Summary Judgment in FTC Case Against Dish Network, Finding the Company Liable for Tens of Millions of Telemarketing Violations

The U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois has found Dish Network liable for tens of millions of calls that violated the Federal Trade Commission’s Telemarketing Sales Rule (TSR), including Do Not Call, entity-specific, and abandoned-call...

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Toyota keeps top spot despite strong VW challenge

Toyota defended its crown as the world's biggest automaker in 2014, keeping a slim lead over Volkswagen. But Toyota forecast sales to slump 1 percent in the current calendar year, on the back of slowing demand in Japan and emerging markets. ... Read More »

Volvo appoints another U.S. chief amid sales decline

Volvo is reshuffling its North American management, moving CEO Tony Nicolosi to head of its finance company for the Americas and bringing global corporate product strategy chief Lex Kerssemakers to replace him. ... Read More »

Tom Kowaleski, PR mastermind for Chrysler, dies at 63

Tom Kowaleski, who held key communications jobs for Chrysler, GM, BMW and most recently, Lincoln, died Tuesday. He is best remembered for being one of the masterminds behind the wildly successful Chrysler press conferences in the 1990s. ... Read More »

5 Steps to Trouble-Free F&I

The five steps that follow didn’t present themselves in an epiphany or stroke of genius. In fact, they’re not even new. They’re simply common sense, and I’m simply reiterating what we should have been doing all along.Step 1: Read and understand...

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The D.R.I.I.L. That Kills

We often hear someone say about a standard procedure, “You know the drill.” Unfortunately, in the finance office, knowing the drill often means perpetuating the bad practices that turn off customers and cost untold thousands in lost product sales and...

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Obama to highlight FCA worker in touting auto industry

A Fiat Chrysler Automobiles employee will be sitting in first lady Michelle Obama's box for the 2015 State of the Union Address tonight as President Obama touts continuing gains in the nation's resurgent auto industry. ... Read More »

Toyota breaks ground on N.A. headquarters in Texas

A Toyota Tundra bulldozed through soil today in Plano, Texas, breaking ground on the automaker's new North American headquarters. Toyota in April said it would relocate the headquarters to Plano from Torrance, Calif. ... Read More »