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San Francisco-Based Fitness Device Maker 'Fitbit' Denies Selling Personal Data

ALBANY, N.Y. (CBS/AP) — The maker of a popular line of wearable fitness-tracking devices says it has never sold personal data to advertisers, contrary to concerns raised by U.S. 120 more words

News

"Fat burner" firm kept making false claims, FTC says

A company that was fined $15.8  million six years ago for making deceptive and unsubstantiated claims about its “rapid weight loss” and “fat burning” products didn’t stop such marketing, the Federal Trade Commission said today. 345 more words

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Buffett’s Berkshire to pay $896,000 over reporting violation charges

Berkshire Hathaway has agreed to pay a $896,000 civil penalty in order to settle charges that it failed to give federal regulators advance notice before significantly increasing its stake in Chicago-based drywall maker USG last year. 248 more words

Finance

Editorial: CalPERS Proposal Would Authorize Pension Spiking by Another Name

http://www.sacbee.com/2014/08/19/6637585/editorial-calpers-proposal-would.html

By the Editorial Board

Published: Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014 – 12:00 am

The California Public Employees’ Retirement System board needs to stop.

The board is preparing to approve rules today affecting employees who have been hired by local governments since 2013, after Gov. 550 more words

Activism

I created the original pop-up ad, and I'm sorry

Ron Carlson’s short story “What We Wanted To Do” takes the form of an apology from a villager who failed to protect his comrades from marauding Visigoths. 4,382 more words

ORR Scam Alert - scheme to rob refugees of personal data

 

The following is a current scam alert put out by the ORR (Office of Refugee Resettlement) in regard to a new fraud scheme to rob… 445 more words

Refugees

Highlights from Josh Wright's Interview in The Antitrust Source

Anyone interested in antitrust enforcement policy (and what TOTM reader isn’t?) should read FTC Commissioner Josh Wright’s interview in the latest issue of The Antitrust Source… 1,834 more words

Antitrust