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AT&T hit with $100M fine, vows to fight it

...The hefty fine by the FCC comes on the heels of a federal lawsuit filed against the company last fall. The Federal Trade Commission, which enforces rules against deceptive advertising, said it wants to refund customers who were offered the...
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Newspaper subscription renewal scam reaches Alaska

...that sends out bogus newspaper subscription renewal notices has made its way to Alaska from the Lower 48.The Federal Trade Commission has warned customers to watch out for the renewal bills in the mail that operate under the name Publishers Billing...
Time for Alaska to fight back and formed Backbone. Through a media campaign, Backbone alerted Alaskans and got the attention of the Federal Trade Commission, which in the end forced divestment of ARCO's Alaska assets before approving the merger. Backbone now believes...
Outside editorial: It's too soon for a 'Do Not Track' law

The following editorial appeared in the San Jose Mercury News: A Federal Trade Commission plan and a congressional hearing last week have raised the intriguing notion of a "Do Not Track" feature on Web browsers, allowing...
This Day in History

...American Revolution. In 1789, Thomas Jefferson was appointed America's first secretary of state. In 1914, the Federal Trade Commission was established. In 1955, following word that President Eisenhower had suffered a heart attack, the New York...
BP to pay $36 million in back taxes to state

...with the terms of the settlement," Gov. Tony Knowles said in a statement announcing the deal. BP was granted Federal Trade Commission approval to buy Arco in April 2000. As part of the $27.6 billion deal, the company was required to sell...
Williams sells refinery, stores for $265 million is contingent upon us reaching an agreement on crude supply." The purchase will require approval from the Federal Trade Commission, Regulatory Commission of Alaska and the Alaska Department of Natural Resources. Privately held Koch's purchase...
Consumer watchdog group says state dropped the ball

...remains confidential and the attorney general's office would not divulge details of the investigation. The Federal Trade Commission in recent years has conducted several formal investigations into gasoline pricing practices in the California...
My Turn: Alaska should act on identity theft

...someone every 78 seconds. Complaints to the Federal Trade Commission doubled last year. According to the Federal Trade Commission, 50 percent of victims, and there are 10 million...
This Day in History

...strike that had reached seven states and involved some of the nation's biggest coal operators. In 2000, the Federal Trade Commission unanimously approved the $111 billion merger of America Online and Time Warner. In the world In 1911, Norwegian...


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