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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.
WSJ: China's Lenovo eyes BlackBerry, signs secrecy deal

WSJ: China's Lenovo eyes BlackBerry, signs secrecy deal

WATERLOO, Ontario, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Chinese PC and smartphone giant Lenovo Group Ltd. has signed a non-disclosure deal to pursue possibly buying BlackBerry Ltd., The Wall Street Journal reported.

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.

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