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Credit Card Laundering Scheme Participants Settle FTC Charges

Defendants Helped Secure Processing Services for Telemarketers Also Sued By FTC Participants in an alleged credit card “laundering” scheme have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they illegally helped provide access to payment networks,...

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FTC Issues Enforcement Policy Statement Addressing “Native” Advertising and Deceptively Formatted Advertisements

FTC Staff Also Releases Business Guidance on Native Advertising The Federal Trade Commission today issued an enforcement policy statement explaining how established consumer protection principles apply to different advertising formats, including “native” ads...

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Driverless cars spell danger for one of world’s top part makers

Jtekt, a Japanese company that once revolutionized the auto industry by inventing electric power steering, now finds itself on the wrong side of the latest technology innovation: driverless cars. ... Read More »

Ford applies for record number of patents as CEO strives for innovation

Ford has sought a record number of patents in 2015 as CEO Mark Fields pushes the company toward Silicon Valley-style innovation. ... Read More »

Mercedes-Benz joins Super Mario Bros.

Mercedes-Benz digitizes the GLA and throws it into the 2-D world of plumbers, munchkins, and one particularly angry humanoid dinosaur. ... Read More »

Ford in talks with Google to build self-driving cars

Ford and Google are in talks to have the automaker build Google's next-generation autonomous cars under contract, Automotive News has learned. ... Read More »

Mazda’s O’Sullivan to retire as head of N.A. operations; Masahiro Moro to take helm Jan. 1

Jim O'Sullivan, an auto industry veteran and current CEO of Mazda's North American Operations, will retire at the end of the year, the automaker said today. Mazda has named Masahiro Moro as O'Sullivan's successor. ... Read More »

Hyundai Ioniq spied at shoot in California

Hyundai's new eco-car, the Ioniq, was recently spotted at a commercial shoot in southern California. The Ioniq, set to debut in South Korea next month, has not been shown in public. ... Read More »

BMW agrees to consent order, fine up to $40 million over slow Mini recall

BMW today was hit with a civil penalty of up to $40 million for failing to recall more than 30,000 Mini Coopers quickly enough. ... Read More »

Mercedes U.S. chief Cannon to leave; Dietmar Exler named successor

Mercedes-Benz USA CEO Steve Cannon is leaving the automaker to head the company that owns the Atlanta Falcons. Dietmar Exler, 47, will become CEO of Mercedes Benz USA effective Jan. 1, Mercedes said in a statement today. ... Read More »
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