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FTC Settlement Bars Spam Email Marketing, Baseless Weight-Loss Claims by Diet-Pill Operation

Defendants to pay $500,000; barred from future illegal marketing conduct Three Florida-based affiliate marketers charged with using illegal spam e-mail, false weight-loss claims, and phony celebrity endorsements to market bogus weight-loss products will pay $500,000...

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Membership Reward Service Upromise Penalized for Violating FTC Order

Failed to make required disclosures and obtain required privacy assessments A membership reward service called Upromise, aimed at consumers trying to save for college, will pay a $500,000 civil penalty to settle allegations that it violated the terms of a Federal...

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FTC Settlement Bars Spam Email Marketing, Baseless Weight-Loss Claims by Diet-Pill Operation

Defendants to pay $500,000; barred from future illegal marketing conduct Three Florida-based affiliate marketers charged with using illegal spam e-mail, false weight-loss claims, and phony celebrity endorsements to market bogus weight-loss products will pay $500,000...

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A German port pushes back against Trump’s tough talk on trade

Germany's Bremerhaven port once handled some 700,000 vehicles a year. That tally has since surged to 2.1 million, fueled by a sharp increase in trade. But President Trump's tough talk on foreign trade has many German workers worried. ... Read More »

We are seeking comment on our plan for assessing the remittance rule

We have released a plan to assess the effectiveness of the remittance rule and are asking the public for comments and information that would help the assessment. ... Read More »

We are seeking comment on our plan for assessing the remittance rule

We have released a plan to assess the effectiveness of the remittance rule and are asking the public for comments and information that would help the assessment. ... Read More »

Executives tout mobility center for Trump, but not potential funding

Leaders of the American Center for Mobility bent the ear of President Trump about the mobility project near Detroit, but did not discuss federal funding critical to its success. ... Read More »

Trump budget plan would scrap energy grants, auto loan program

The Trump administration proposed eliminating Energy Department loan programs and some research funding for energy efficient technology and electric vehicle development. ... Read More »

Fed Raises Interest Rates a Quarter Point

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) voted 9-1 on Wednesday to raise the target range for the federal funds rate by a quarter percentage point to 0.75% to 1% — as move that was widely expected.Speaking to reporters after the vote,...

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Auto industry diverges on timeline for self-driving cars

Automakers and suppliers, addressing a conference in Berlin, differ on the market timing of self-driving vehicles, showing the uncertainties surrounding the technology as well as a split between cautious established players and bullish new entrants. ... Read More »