For Your Information: April 29, 2003 Announced Actions for April 29, 2003
Authorized the staff of the Bureau of Economics and the Office of General Counsel to file comments with the Georgia Public Service Commission (GPSC) regarding proposed standards to determine whether market forces constrain retail prices for natural gas; approved the issuance of a final consent order in the matter concerning Indiana Household Movers and Warehousemen, Inc. and issued a response to the commenter of record.
Media Advisory: April 28, 2003 FTC To Host Spam Report Discussion
The Federal Trade Commission will host a media roundtable on Tuesday, April 29, 2003, at 10:30 a.m. EST to discuss a new report, "False Claims in Spam."
Correction Media Advisory: April 25, 2003 FTC to Announce Crackdown on Internet Auction Scams
The Federal Trade Commission will hold a press conference on Wednesday, April 30, 2003, to announce a federal, state, and local law enforcement crackdown on internet auction scams.
For Your Information: April 25, 2003 Announced Actions for April 25, 2003
Authorized the staff to file an amended complaint in the pending court matter regarding Yad Abraham, dba Sharpthorn Internet Solutions and Internex, LLC.; Approved a petition submitted by Solvay S.A. (Solvay) to reopen and modify the FTC’s Order to Hold Separate and Maintain Assets.
For Your Information: April 18, 2003 Announced Actions for April 18, 2003
Authorized staff to publicly release a report entitled "Federal Trade Commission Performance Report for Fiscal Year 2002.";
approved the issuance of a final consent order in the matter concerning Bristol-Myers Squibb
For Release: April 15, 2003 FTC Requires Scientific Evidence for "Snore Formula" Claims
An Arizona-based company, Snore Formula, Inc., its officers, and a distributor have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they failed to have scientific substantiation for the claims made for "Dr. Harris' Original Snore Formula" (Snore Formula) tablets.
April 14, 2003
For Release: April 14, 2003 Pfizer, Pharmacia Will Divest Assets to Settle FTC Charges
Pfizer Inc., and Pharmacia Corporation will divest pharmaceutical products in nine separate product markets to different third parties to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that the merger of Pharmacia and Pfizer likely would have anticompetitive effects in those product markets and violate antitrust laws.
April 11 2003
For Your Information: April 11, 2003 Announced Action for April 11, 2003
Held a roundtable entitled "Understanding Mergers: Strategy & Planning, Implementation and Outcomes."; authorized the staff to release publicly the 25th Annual Report to Congress on the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act; approved the issuance of a final consent order in the matter concerning Quicken Loans Inc.April 10, 2003
For Your Information: April 8, 2003 Announced Action for April 8, 2003
Approved the issuance of a final consent order in the matter concerning Quest Diagnostics Inc. and Unilab Corporation.
April 7, 2003
For Release: April 7, 2003 FTC Releases Review of Its 2002 Activities
In a recently released report, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) cites its activities related to prescription drugs, gasoline, "Do Not Call," deceptive lending, and e-commerce as the highlights of the critical consumer concerns addressed during 2002.
For Release: April 7, 2003 FTC Announces Redress Fund for Purchasers of Bogus Investment Offer
The Federal Trade Commission announced today that it has established a redress fund for eligible consumers who purchased "Media Units" - blocks of television commercials that promoted various products - from Affordable Media, LLC, doing business as Sterling Group Media and The Sterling Group, LLC.
April 4, 2003
For Your Information: April 4, 2003 Announced Actions for April 4, 2003
Submitted its third annual report to Congress on the number and disposition of enforcement actions taken pursuant to Section 521 of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act; federal judge in Florida has entered a permanent injunction and default judgment for $726,874.06 against Stock Value 1, Inc. and Meristar International, Inc.
April 3, 2003
For Your Information: April 3, 2003 Rolls-Royce and Paccar Seek Exemption from FTC Franchise Rule
Rolls-Royce Corporation has asked the Federal Trade Commission to exempt the company's authorized maintenance centers for turboprop, turbofan, and industrial gas turbine engines from the disclosure requirements of the FTC's Franchise Rule.
For Your Information: April 1, 2003 Announced Action for April 1, 2003
Filed comments on the proposed decision of the Public Utilities Commission of the State of California (CPUC) that would establish charges a customer must pay if the customer decides to reduce its demand for electricity by generating its own electric power.
For Release: April 1, 2003 Florida Couple Banned from Selling Work-At-Home Business Opportunities
A husband and wife team doing business through six corporations and five unincorporated entities are permanently banned from selling work-at-home business opportunities and from selling chain marketing schemes, including pyramid and Ponzi schemes, as part of a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission.
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