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Weight-loss guru jailed for failing to come clean about assets

CHICAGO, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- A federal judge in Chicago told a weight-loss guru Wednesday he will stay behind bars until he turns over his assets to pay millions of dollars in fines.

Florida men agree to stop sending illegal spam text messages

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Sept. 19 (UPI) -- An Illinois federal judge has put out of business two South Florida men accused of sending millions of illegal spam text messages, officials say.

Author of best-selling diet book jailed for violating court orders

CHICAGO, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- A federal judge in Chicago jailed the author of a best-selling diet book Wednesday for continuing to spend freely while facing a $38 million fine.
FTC head voices privacy concerns over Google Glass, similar devices

FTC head voices privacy concerns over Google Glass, similar devices

WASHINGTON, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- The head of the Federal Trade Commission in Washington says she's closely monitoring Google Glass and other wearable computers for potential privacy violations.

Anheuser-Busch challenges Coors Light ad claims

DENVER, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- An ad industry group has forwarded to U.S. regulators a complaint by Anheuser-Busch over several MillerCoors' claims in Coors Light commercials.

New regulatory czar Shelanski dives into rules controversies

WASHINGTON, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- After one month in office, the Obama administration's regulatory czar has plunged headlong into upcoming federal rules controversies, government analysts said.

Soros jumps into fray at Herbalife

LOS ANG, Calif., Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Yet another billionaire investor has stirred the pot at Herbalife Ltd., buying shares of the California company that one billionaire called a pyramid scheme.

Late-night pitchman Trudeau avoids jail

CHICAGO, July 27 (UPI) -- A federal judge in Chicago said late-night television pitchman Kevin Trudeau could avoid jail if he helped find assets to repay people he duped.

Kevin Trudeau could face jail time

CHICAGO, July 12 (UPI) -- TV pitchman Kevin Trudeau who, was ordered off TV almost a decade ago, could face jail time for failing to pay a $37.6 million fine, court officials said.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, June 28, 2013.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, June 27, 2013.
By United Press International

U.S. comes down on search engine firms about ads in search results

WASHINGTON, June 26 (UPI) -- Search engine firms like Google, Bing and Yahoo must better distinguish between search results and ads displayed on their web pages, U.S. regulators said.

Court allows anti-competitive drug suit to go forward

WASHINGTON, June 17 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-3 Monday a federal agency can sue drug companies for alleged payoffs to competitors.

Watchdog urges feds to block Google's acquisition of Waze mapping app

WASHINGTON, June 12 (UPI) -- If Google acquires mapping app Waze, it would eliminate Google's key competitor in mobile maps, Consumer Watchdog told U.S. antitrust agencies.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, June 7, 2013.
By United Press International
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