BP has take "a significant step" toward selling a California oil refinery and regional retail networks to Tesoro Corp. after getting U.S. federal approval.
The city of San Francisco has sued energy drink maker Monster, charging the company markets its caffeinated beverages to children despite possible health risks.
Eleven percent of U.S. adults, or 25.6 million, paid for fraudulent products or services in 2011, such as weight-loss products or bogus prizes, officials say.
The Federal Trade Commission says it's filed charges in Atlanta against a marketing firm for padding mobile phone bills with charges for unauthorized services.
U.S. President Obama added nearly $4 billion in his proposed 2014 budget Wednesday to fund healthcare exchanges, food safety and expanded preschool.
U.S. retailers are using databases that may have inaccurate information to track workers accused of theft on the job, a review indicated.
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U.S. regulators say they've targeted marketers sending millions of spam text messages trying to steer consumers to websites falsely promising "free" gift cards.
An 81-year-old Maryland man says he was scammed out of more than $400,000 in a lottery fraud.
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission said it handled more than 2 million complaints in 2012, setting a record, with 18 percent of those involving identity theft.