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FTC Sends Full Refunds to Consumers Duped by Marketers of Bogus ‘$10,000 Credit Line’

The FTC is mailing checks totaling over $3.7 million to 26,176 consumers whose bank accounts were debited without their consent by EDebitPay LLC, Dale Paul Cleveland and William Wilson. The defendants deceptively offered a $10,000 credit line that was really a...

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Truth in Lending rule now available in easier-to-navigate format

The public, industry, and the government all benefit from regulations that are easier to find, read, and understand. That is why last year we launched our eRegulations tool which combines important information that can often be difficult to navigate or is spread...

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Demystifying the government contracting process

We’re hosting a training conference for businesses on demystifying the government contracting process. We want to shed some light on the federal procurement process and provide companies with tips on doing business with us. The event will be on Thursday, June...

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Report: Used Operations Increasingly Important for Dealers

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. — According to a report from Haig Partners, used-vehicle sales are becoming increasingly important for dealers.The share of total retail unit sales for franchised dealers that used vehicles accounted for in 2013 was more than 7 percentage...

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Lisa Sipe Joins AFS Acceptance as CIO

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — AFS Acceptance, a full-service auto finance company serving the subprime auto finance market, has hired Lisa Sipe as CIO. In that role, Sipe will lead all aspects of IT, including information systems, technology strategy, infrastructure...

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Consumer advisory: 3 things to keep your retirement plan on track

Compared to a decade ago, there are fewer older homeowners who own their homes free and clear. Older homeowners are also carrying more mortgage debt. While the share of older homeowners with a mortgage increased from 22 to 30 percent between 2001 and 2011, the...

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Fiat brand to add crossover, specialty vehicle in North America

The Fiat brand will expand its North American lineup to four vehicles from two, adding the 500X crossover this year and an unidentified specialty vehicle later, global Fiat brand chief Olivier Francois said today. ... Read More »

Dodge boss Kuniskis takes charge of SRT performance line

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will consolidate its SRT performance line under Dodge brand CEO Tim Kuniskis as part of a new structure announced today that more clearly defines the roles of the unified automaker's brands. ... Read More »

Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice To Hold Workshop on Conditional Pricing Practices

Topics Will Include the Law and Economics of Loyalty and Bundled Pricing The Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice (DOJ) will hold a joint public workshop on June 23, 2014, to explore the economic and legal analysis of conditional...

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File a Consumer Complaint with the FTC from Your Mobile Device

The Federal Trade Commission’s online Complaint Assistant is now easier to use for consumers who want to file a complaint through their mobile device. When consumers visit the Complaint Assistant from their mobile device, they’ll be presented with a format...

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