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Reader's Digest files for Chapter 11

NEW YORK, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- RDA Holding, parent company of Reader's Digest magazine, has filed for Chapter 11 protection with plans to turn debt into equity, court papers said.

FDA: Steer clear of fraud flu products

WASHINGTON, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- U.S. officials warn consumers to steer clear of fraudulent flu products -- so-called flu vaccine alternatives -- claiming to prevent or cure the flu.

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250,000 Twitter accounts breached ... FTC moves on mobile privacy guidelines ... Boeing moves ahead with stretch Dreamliner ... Barclays CEO waives his 2012 bonus pay ... News from United Press International.

FTC moves on mobile privacy guidelines

WASHINGTON, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- The U.S. Federal Trade Commission said software developers for mobile devices should adopt stronger policies to safeguard the privacy of individuals.

Reid denies tie to bribery case

WASHINGTON, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid denied Sunday knowing anything about an alleged attempt to bribe him to intervene in a Federal Trade Commission case.

FTC narrows takeover GenCorp investigation

SACRAMENTO, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has modified its request for information from GenCorp Inc. over the proposed acquisition of Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne.

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U.S., Google settle antitrust matter ... Google, Yahoo ads are on pirate sites ... Milky Way may have 100 billion planets ... Jan. 1 snow cover set U.S. record ... Science and Technology news from UPI.

U.S., Google settle antitrust matter

WASHINGTON, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- The U.S. Federal Trade Commission says Google, in a settlement, has agreed to change its business practices following a two-year antitrust investigation.
Are school massacres linked to violent video games?

Are school massacres linked to violent video games?

WASHINGTON, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- As the burials of 20 first graders and six of their teachers and caretakers sadly play out in grief-stricken Newtown, Conn., some powerful voices are calling for a look at a possible connection between the violent video games favored by young males and violent acts. But the chances of courtroom survival for any laws trying to curb such games are not good.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, Senior UPI Legal Affairs Correspondent

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Instagram backtracks on photo policies ... Study: Human hands evolved as weapons ... Mystery leak from gulf oil rig wreckage ... FTC beefs up online protections for kids ... Science and Technology news from UPI.

FTC beefs up online protections for kids

WASHINGTON, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- The U.S. Federal Trade Commission says it's strengthening privacy protection for kids online and giving parents more control of children's Internet activities.

FDA, FTC warn against phony H1N1 products

WASHINGTON, May 4 (UPI) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Federal Trade Commission say consumers should be wary of products said to prevent, treat or cure the H1N1 virus.

U.S. launches probe into Intel's pricing

WASHINGTON, June 6 (UPI) -- The U.S. Federal Trade Commission launched an antitrust probe into microprocessor company Intel Friday, officials said.

Google gets FTC OK on Double-Click deal

WASHINGTON, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has cleared Google's proposed $3.1 billion takeover of DoubleClick, winding up an eight-month investigation with a 4-1 vote.

FTC won't formally investigate Intel

WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- The U.S. trade watchdog refused to open an antitrust investigation of chip-making giant Intel officials involved in the proceedings said.

Copyright warnings questioned

WASHINGTON, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Computer and communications companies are complaining in Washington that multiple media companies are misrepresenting copyright laws to consumers.

Congress acting against price gouging

WASHINGTON, June 20 (UPI) -- The White House said U.S. President George Bush will veto a bill that would bar "unconscionably excessive" profits at the pumps during an energy emergency.

Lawyer seeks to revive tobacco verdict

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill., May 8 (UPI) -- A St. Louis lawyer wants a $10.1 billion judgment against Philip Morris revived because of new evidence in a separate case before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Horror movie ads may have gone too far

NEW YORK, March 24 (UPI) -- The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is once again taking a look at the Hollywood practice of marketing horror films to children. The commission is following up a September 2000 report on the marketing of violent movies, music and video games to kids, the Ne

Barr gets OK to buy Shire's Adderall

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Barr said Thursday it was moving ahead on a deal to acquire Shire's Adderall for $63 million, with a relaunch later this year.

FTC OKs Owens & Minor's acquisition plan

RICHMOND, Va., Aug. 17 (UPI) -- The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has approved the purchase of McKesson Medical-Surgical assets by Virginia's Owens & Minor Inc.

2 FTC computers stolen

WASHINGTON, June 23 (UPI) -- The Federal Trade Commission announced Friday that two FTC laptop computers, one with personal information, had been stolen.

SI Int.l pays $60M to buy Zen Technologies

RESTON, Va., Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Virginia-based SI International Inc. is paying $60 million to buy Zen Technology Inc., a federal software contractor in Maryland.

Allergan, Inamed merger clears EU hurdles

IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Allergan said Monday it got final antitrust approval in Germany and Spain for its acquisition of Inamed.
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