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Maryland dealership retools its approach to pricing

Koons of Silver Spring has launched Total Confidence Pricing, which includes a 30-day guarantee on the price buyers paid for a new vehicle. ... Read More »

U.S. closing Tesla autopilot death investigation without demanding recall, report says

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Thursday is expected to close a six-month-old investigation into the death of a Tesla car driver using its semi-autonomous driving system Autopilot without seeking a recall, a sourced briefed on... ... Read More »

California warns of break from Washington on clean-air rules

California sent a warning shot in a potential showdown with the incoming Trump administration, with the state's clean-air regulators digging in on mandates for an ever-greater number of electric and fuel-cell cars. ... Read More »

How Toyota used artificial intelligence for RAV4 campaign

IBM's Watson has struck again. The machine learning program, which has emerged as a popular tool for agencies and marketers, is powering a new highly targeted digital campaign for Toyota that uses an algorithm to generate ad scripts. ... Read More »

FTC Announces Annual Update of Size of Transaction Thresholds for Premerger Notification Filings and Interlocking Directorates

For 2017, the size-of-transaction threshold for reporting proposed mergers and acquisitions under Section 7A of the Clayton Act will increase from $78.2 million to $80.8 million. The new 2017 thresholds under Section 8 of the Act that trigger prohibitions on...

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Western Union Admits Anti-Money Laundering Violations and Settles Consumer Fraud Charges, Forfeits $586 Million in Settlement with FTC and Justice Department

Company also agrees to implement anti-fraud program and enhanced compliance obligations in agreements with federal authorities The Western Union Company (Western Union), a global money services business headquartered in Englewood, Colorado, has agreed to forfeit...

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Puerto Rico Ophthalmologist Group Settles FTC Charges that Members Agreed to an Illegal Boycott of Health Plan

OFTACOOP organized a boycott to defeat health plan’s attempt to control costs, FTC alleges OFTACOOP, a Puerto Rico ophthalmologist cooperative, has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that its actions harmed competition. The complaint charges that...

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FTC Announces Annual Update of Size of Transaction Thresholds for Premerger Notification Filings and Interlocking Directorates

For 2017, the size-of-transaction threshold for reporting proposed mergers and acquisitions under Section 7A of the Clayton Act will increase from $78.2 million to $80.8 million. The new 2017 thresholds under Section 8 of the Act that trigger prohibitions on...

... Read More »

Western Union Admits Anti-Money Laundering Violations and Settles Consumer Fraud Charges, Forfeits $586 Million in Settlement with FTC and Justice Department

Company also agrees to implement anti-fraud program and enhanced compliance obligations in agreements with federal authorities The Western Union Company (Western Union), a global money services business headquartered in Englewood, Colorado, has agreed to forfeit...

... Read More »

Puerto Rico Ophthalmologist Group Settles FTC Charges that Members Agreed to an Illegal Boycott of Health Plan

OFTACOOP organized a boycott to defeat health plan’s attempt to control costs, FTC alleges OFTACOOP, a Puerto Rico ophthalmologist cooperative, has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that its actions harmed competition. The complaint charges that...

... Read More »