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Barra vows ‘world class process’ for vehicle safety

General Motors CEO Mary Barra vowed in videos posted on YouTube today to implement "a world class process" for vehicle safety -- her first direct message to consumers affected by GM's recall of 1.6 million cars for a defective ignition switch. ... Read More »

Barra vows ‘world class process’ for GM vehicle safety

General Motors CEO Mary Barra vowed in videos posted on YouTube today to implement "a world class process" for vehicle safety -- her first direct message to consumers affected by GM's recall of 1.6 million cars for a defective ignition switch. ... Read More »

FTC To Host Symposium in Celebration of Agency’s Centennial

The year 2014 marks 100 years since President Woodrow Wilson signed the Federal Trade Commission Act, which established the Commission and serves as the keystone of the agency’s efforts to protect American consumers, stop unfair business practices and promote...

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GM stock drop shows Barra’s challenges go far beyond recalls

Less than three months into her tenure as GM CEO, Mary Barra has more than recalls to worry about. ... Read More »

FTC Testifies on Data Security Before Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee

Commission Renews Call for Data Security Legislation In testimony before Congress today, the Federal Trade Commission renewed its call for data security legislation and provided an update on its efforts to protect consumers’ privacy in the...

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FTC Requests Public Comments on SCI’s Application to Approve Sale of Funeral Assets in Florida, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Virginia to StoneMor L.P. and its Subsidiaries

The Federal Trade Commission is currently accepting public comments on an application by Service Corporation International (SCI) to sell certain funeral and cemetery assets, as required under the FTC’s December 2013 proposed order settling charges that SCI’s...

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FTC Issues Updated Consumer Information About Funeral Planning

The Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s consumer protection agency, has revised two brochures to help consumers make funeral choices, either in advance or at a time of need. Paying Final Respects summarizes consumer rights under the FTC’s Funeral Rule,...

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GM recall prompts bill that would make early-warning safety reports public

Two United States senators introduced a bill today to expand the public's access to automakers' safety filings with regulators, saying federal reforms could prevent fatal crashes like those linked to a defective General Motors ignition switch. ... Read More »

U.S. and Canadian Antitrust Agencies Issue Best Practices for Coordinating Merger Reviews

Builds Upon 1995 Cooperation Agreement Between the Two Countries The Federal Trade Commission, the Department of Justice, and the Competition Bureau Canada today issued a set of “best practices” to make more transparent how they coordinate...

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EU antitrust regulators raid Faurecia, Tenneco, car exhaust suppliers

European Union antitrust regulators raided Faurecia, Tenneco, and several auto exhaust systems makers in the latest crackdown against suspected price-fixing in the global auto industry. ... Read More »