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Child Marketers: a New Kind of Pedophile

Consuming Kids: the Commercialization of Childhood

Adriana Barbaro & Jeremy Earp 2008

Film Review

The Commercialization of Childhood is about the constant, insidious targeting of American children with corporate marketing. 507 more words

Attacks On The Working Class

Swimming Against the Tide: The FTC’s Misguided Antagonism to Health Care Integration

There is a consensus in America that we need to control health care costs and improve the delivery of health care. After a long debate on health care reform and careful scrutiny of health care markets, there seems to be agreement that the unintegrated, “siloed approach” to health care is inefficient, costly, and contrary to the goal of improving care. 1,435 more words

Antitrust

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

Bnblogs

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