The almanac

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

Sale closes on BP refinery in California

SAN ANTONIO, June 4 (UPI) -- Oil refining company Tesoro Corp. announced it closed on a deal to acquire an oil refinery and retail stations in California from British energy company BP.

FTC looks at Google again on antitrust concerns

WASHINGTON, May 25 (UPI) -- U.S. Internet giant Google is once again the focus of a federal antitrust probe, sources briefed on the matter told The New York Times.

BP cleared to sell California oil refinery

SAN ANTONIO, May 20 (UPI) -- 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.

California suit latest attack on caffeine in food, drinks

SAN FRANCISCO, May 8 (UPI) -- The city of San Francisco has sued energy drink maker Monster, charging the company markets its caffeinated beverages to children despite possible health risks.
Some 25.6 million in U.S. defrauded by scammers

Some 25.6 million in U.S. defrauded by scammers

WASHINGTON, April 23 (UPI) -- 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.

Bill cramming becomes a mobile problem

ATLANTA, April 18 (UPI) -- 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.
HHS budget up $4 billion, Medicare cut

HHS budget up $4 billion, Medicare cut

WASHINGTON, April 10 (UPI) -- U.S. President Obama added nearly $4 billion in his proposed 2014 budget Wednesday to fund healthcare exchanges, food safety and expanded preschool.

Employee behavior tracked via databases

WASHINGTON, April 3 (UPI) -- 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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Drive across U.S. to use no gasoline ... Unidentified life pulled from frozen lake ... FTC goes after spam texts, 'free' offers ... Mars rover 'sleeping' through solar storm ... Science and Technology news from UPI.

FTC goes after spam texts, 'free' offers

WASHINGTON, March 7 (UPI) -- 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.

Lottery scams affecting elderly

BALTIMORE, March 7 (UPI) -- An 81-year-old Maryland man says he was scammed out of more than $400,000 in a lottery fraud.

FTC complaints set record in 2012

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- 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.

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Report: Exec paid $78M to keep secrets ... Eadington, gambling economist, dies ... Reader's Digest files for Chapter 11 ... News from United Press International.

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.
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