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Finding Your Perfect Franchise

Ten sure-fire strategies for tracking down the right one -- and five things to avoid.

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Amazon Drivers to Receive Nearly $60 Million in Withheld Tips After Tech Giant Reaches Settlement With FTC

The FTC brought a lawsuit against Amazon and its subsidiary, Amazon Logistics, in 2021, claiming that the e-commerce company had not fully paid tips...

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Groups Urge FTC to Investigate YouTube Kids Video App

The groups are concerned that the app disregards long-established safeguards limiting advertising to young audiences.

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Snuggie Maker Wrapped Up in Not-So-Cozy Advertising Fraud Charges

Turns out Allstar's 'buy one, get one free' ad hook was allegedly cloaked in trickery. Now the as-seen-on-TV giant is forking over $8 million to...

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FTC Fines Two Health Apps That 'Lack Adequate Evidence to Support Their Claims'

Both apps said they could diagnose melanoma via simple smartphone snapshots.

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FTC Takes No Action Against Yelp Following Year-Long Investigation Into Review System

Despite outcry from small-business owners, this marks the second inquiry by the FTC that has resulted in no further action, according to Yelp.

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U.S. FTC Asking Apple About Health Data Protection

The commission is seeking assurances from Apple that it will prevent people's private health data from being used without their consent.

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Kids Under 13 Could Soon Get Their Own Gmail, YouTube Accounts (As If They Didn't Have Them Already…)

Kids already use Gmail and they're obsessed with YouTube. Now Google wants to make it legit, as in legal.

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FTC Sues Amazon Over Kids' Unauthorized In-App Purchases

The Federal Trade Commission filed a complaint today arguing that the ecommerce giant allowed children to rack up charges on their parents' accounts...

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In Landmark Move, FTC Takes Action Against Kickstarter Campaign Fraud

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Court Rules FTC Can Come After Your Company After a Cyber Attack

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Brands: Get Up to Date on Federal Trade Commission Guidelines

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Is Google Spying on Students? The Electronic Frontier Foundation Believes So.

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FTC Orders 'Brain Training' Company Lumosity to Pay $2 Million Over Deceptive Advertising Practices

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3 Marketing Claims That Hurt Your Reputation

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Staples and Office Depot: U.S. Government 'Simply Wrong' for Trying to Block Merger

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U.S. Government Asked Amazon to Lie in Staples-Office Depot Merger Case, Judge Says

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Amazon Found Liable for Charges Incurred by Kids Using Apps

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U.S. Investigates Security of Mobile Devices

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How Staples Plans to Come Back After U.S. Killed Office Depot Merger

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FTC Wants Better Disclosures for Sponsored Social Media Posts

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The FTC Is Skeptical When Celebrities Are Paid to Like Your Product

The Federal Trade Commission has launched investigations into a number of big-name brands it says have bent the rules governing paid celebrity...

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Qualcomm, in Deals With Apple and Others, Violated Competition Laws, Says FTC

The chip manufacturer's exclusive agreement with the iPhone maker unfairly locked out competitors, the FTC said.

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Why the FTC's Influencer Disclosure Policy Is Completely Off Target

The FTC's new guidelines won't impact micro-influencers, who know they can skirt the rules without getting caught.

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Perpetrators of Crowdfunding Fraud Can't Hide From The Law Forever

For years, crowdfunding has been a bit like the Wild West of finance. But as the industry continues to grow, state and federal authorities are...

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'Fyre' Danger! 7 Ways Influencers, Brands and Agencies Can Avoid Getting Burned for Not Disclosing Endorsements

Is your company promoting itself via influencers? Tread very, very carefully. The FTC is watching.

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FTC: Don't Fall for COVID 'Vaccine Survey' Scams

No legitimate surveys ask for credit card or bank account details to pay for a 'free' reward.

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