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Herbalife, Forced to End MLM Structure, Could Impact Food Retailers

A recent settlement agreement between the FTC (U.S. Federal Trade Commission) and Herbalife, a marketer of dietary supplements, is likely to have, in the short term, only a marginal impact on food retailers who sell dietary supplements. 204 more words

Chain Store News

Herbalife Settles, Isn’t Officially a Pyramid Scheme

A pyramid scheme is generally recognized as being a system wherein you are rewarded more for bringing in additional distributors than you are for selling products. 277 more words


Online Privacy Regulation: A Tale of Two U.S. Agencies (and Some Foreign Bureaucrats)

In recent years much ink has been spilled on the problem of online privacy breaches, involving the unauthorized use of personal information transmitted over the Internet.  1,479 more words

Federal Trade Commission

Cancer Centers Tripled Ad Spending In Last Decade; Are They Pushing Hope Or Hype?

If you watch cable TV — especially basic cable during the daytime — you’ve likely seen your share of heartwarming ads showing off cancer survivors who were saved from the brink by the handsome physicians and nurses at cancer treatment center. 975 more words

Magazine renewal scams have gotten a lot more sophisticated


By Russ Van Arsdale, executive director Northeast CONTACT

Posted July 18, 2016, at 6:30 a.m.

A consumer wrote to Northeast CONTACT recently, saying she was concerned about a series of offers to extend some of her magazine subscriptions.

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Consumer Forum

From the FTC: What happens when the sun sets on a smart product?

This post is just an excerpt from a blog post by Jessica Rich, Director of the Federal Trade Commission Bureau of Consumer Protection on Jul 13, 2016, available… 224 more words

Other Blog Pieces

Ordinary to elite: Fort Collins grad thriving at Baylor

Hunter Powell had just made a huge leap of faith, despite almost everyone telling him it wasn’t a good idea.

After transferring to Baylor in an attempt to walk on to the elite track and field team, Powell met with the coach. 984 more words