Schumer seeks to fine robocallers $20,000 a call

WASHINGTON, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer says a bill he introduced would increase penalties for nuisance telemarketing robocalls to $20,000 a call and up to 10 years in prison.

FTC asked to look into outlet store marketing

WASHINGTON, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Four Democratic members of Congress have asked the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to look into potentially fraudulent marketing practices at outlet stores.

Deep freeze stresses propane market

DES MOINES, Iowa, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Frigid winter temperatures are putting pressure on the propane industry, as prices have soared and some U.S. regions have had supply shortages.

FTC wins antitrust case against Idaho hospital system

BOISE, Idaho, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- A federal judge in Idaho ordered a hospital system based in Boise to divest itself of a doctor group, as its acquisition was ruled anti-competitive.

Tax return thefts on rise

WASHINGTON, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- The U.S. Internal Revenue Service is warning taxpayers to guard against identity thieves out to steal individuals' tax return checks, a rising crime.
Apple to reimburse parents whose kids made unauthorized in-app buys

Apple to reimburse parents whose kids made unauthorized in-app buys

WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Apple says in an agreement reached with the U.S. government it will refund at least $32.5 million for kids' in-app purchases.

Four weight-loss firms to pay $34 million for fraud

WASHINGTON, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- U.S. regulators said four companies would pay $34 million to settle charges of running deceptive advertising about weight loss products.
FTC charges 4 companies with marketing deceptive weight-loss products

FTC charges 4 companies with marketing deceptive weight-loss products

Jan. 7 (UPI) -- The FTC on Tuesday cracked down on four companies involved in deceptive marketing of weight-loss products, saying they made baseless claims to their consumers.
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Photo man warming self in D.C. reunites son with family in New York

GREECE, N.Y., Jan. 6 (UPI) -- A New York man, missing since New Year's Day, was found in Washington after a photograph of him ran in nationally distributed newspaper, the man's family said.

Menendez wants stronger consumer data security after Target hack

JERSEY CITY, N.J., Dec. 27 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., said he asked the Federal Trade Commission to ensure consumers are better protected following Target account data theft.

FTC settles with Android app maker over deceptive data collection

WASHINGTON, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- The U.S. Federal Trade Commission says the developer of a flashlight app for Android phones has settled over charges of deceiving users about data collection.

Bank charges credit card 40 times for two 'Black Friday' purchases

LEAVENWORTH, Kan., Dec. 3 (UPI) -- A Leavenworth, Kan., couple said they were charged more than 40 times for two purchases they made by credit card during "Black Friday" shopping.

Wireless carriers to join fight against mobile phone 'cramming' scams

MONTPELIER, Vt., Nov. 22 (UPI) -- U.S. wireless carriers including AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile have agreed to crack down on unauthorized phone bill charges known as "cramming," officials say.

Google settles suit over browser cookies for $17 million

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Google has agreed to pay a $17 million settlement to end a suit over circumventing privacy settings in Apple's Safari browser, officials say.
FTC OKs Office Depot, OfficeMax merger after 7 months

FTC OKs Office Depot, OfficeMax merger after 7 months

WASHINGTON, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- The U.S. Federal Trade Commission said Friday that it had given a green light to a merger of retailers Office Depot and OfficeMax after a seven-month inquiry.
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