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TracFone settles with FTC (access required)

The nation’s largest prepaid mobile provider, TracFone Wireless, will pay $40 million to settle government claims that it misled millions of smartphone customers with promises of unlimited data service. The Federal Trade Commission said Wednesday that TracFone’s advertising promised unlimited ...

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FTC: $1M settlement in debt collection scam

WASHINGTON — A debt collection operation that involved text messages and collectors allegedly posing as attorneys has led to a $1 million settlement with the federal government. The Federal Trade Commission said Wednesday that a debt collector in Glendale, Calif., ...

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Barry Rosen: FTC attacks, hospitals retreat (access required)

The Federal Trade Commission has recently launched antitrust challenges to a hospital system’s acquisition of the only other hospital offering meaningful competition in its region, another hospital system’s acquisition of 16 cardiologists and a third hospital system’s acquisition of a neighboring hospital.

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FEC: Treat contributions from all married couples equally

WASHINGTON — The Federal Election Commission ruled Thursday that the political contributions of married same-sex couples should be treated equally to the donations of married straight couples, acting after a landmark ruling by the Supreme Court on gay marriage. The ...

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