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Marketers selling food to children and teens spent 20% less in 2009 than they did in 2006 and are making "modest nutritional improvements" to the products they promote, according to a new government report. Advertisers shelled out nearly $1.8 billion to...
SAN FRANCISCO -- Tech giants such as Apple, Facebook and Google scored a victory in the Federal Trade Commission’s new rules governing kids’ online privacy that were announced Wednesday. Federal regulators exempted app purveyors such as...
Tags: Social Media, Google Inc., Lobbying, Security, Media Industry
Gasoline price spikes, such as the event that drove the average gallon in California to a stratospheric $4.67 in October, create two types of frustration. There's the immediate frustration of seeing the price at the pump soar almost overnight to a...
You've seen the advertising claims: a certain skin cream will make you look 10 years younger, a mascara will add a lush fringe around your eyes, a hair product will leave your hair smooth and sleek for months. And to prove it, there's an actress or...
The claim: The Oreck Halo vacuum and the Oreck ProShield Plus air cleaner can reduce the risk of flu and other illnesses. An infomercial claimed, “The Oreck Halo has killed up to 99.9 percent of bacteria exposed to its light in one second or less,&...
Tribune staff reporterIt's not uncommon for Gian Fulgoni to be told how much he looks like Dustin Hoffman, or even to be mistaken for the Academy Award-winning actor and pressed for an autograph. It happens at least once a week. When it does, the typically gregarious,...
Tags: Deutsche Bank AG, Willis Tower, Startups, Sports, Media Industry
Tribune staff reporterWhen Steve Bernas took over as CEO of the Chicago region's Better Business Bureau, the only employer he's ever known as a professional, it was a baptism by fire. Bernas was being groomed to take over, but he only took the reins in 2007 because his...
Watchdog with Paul MuschickDish Network and its affiliates are accused of being pests by making sales calls to people who had already told Dish to bug off. The Federal Trade Commission sued Dish Network last week, seeking to stop the telemarketing phone calls.......
I hope you didn't believe the sketchy claims by Skechers that its toning shoes could help you get in shape without setting foot in the gym. Federal and state authorities said last week the claims were misleading and unfounded (no shocker there) and...
The Federal Trade Commission is offering a $50,000 reward through Jan. 17 to whoever comes up with the best technical solution to the robocall problem. The prerecorded nuisance calls have been illegal since 2009, but companies routinely violate the...
The Hartford CourantWith the possible exception of mold, mice and in-laws, nothing is more difficult to get rid of than a timeshare. Scammers have found steady revenue by telling prospective timeshare sellers they've found a buyer. All it takes, of course, is an upfront fee...
Speaking to a group of seniors at the Adult Recreation Center about healthcare reform, Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) on Monday also took the opportunity to join a growing chorus of elected officials calling for an investigation into what caused the...
Dec 21, 2012 |Story| Los Angeles Times
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Nov 1, 2012 |Story| Daily American
May 26, 2012 |Column| Hartford Courant
Oct 8, 2012 |Story| Glendale News Press
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