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Industry, advocates finalize mobile app guidelines

A group of industry lobbyists and privacy rights advocates voiced support Thursday for new voluntary guidelines for mobile apps that should make it easier for consumers to know what personal information is getting sucked from their smartphone or tablet and passed along to marketers. Full story

U.S. Supreme Court win boosts fight against drug settlements -FTC

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Supreme Court ruling giving regulators the right to sue drugmakers for agreements that delay sale of cheaper generic pharmaceuticals should deter some of the most egregious deals and allow the agency to better fight others, Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Rami Full story

Supreme Court win boosts fight against drug settlements: FTC

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling giving regulators the right to sue drugmakers for agreements that delay cheaper generic versions of their products should deter some of the most egregious deals and allow the agency to better fight others, Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Full story

National Card Monitor barred from telemarketing

The Federal Trade Commission says that the defendants behind National Card Monitor LLC are permanently barred from telemarketing and must turn over all of their remaining funds in order to settle charges that it tricked consumers into paying money on bogus promises of lower credit card interest rate Full story

Debt collector to pay $3.2M to settle FTC case

The debt collector Expert Global Solutions has agreed to pay a $3.2 million civil penalty to settle charges by the Federal Trade Commission that the company harassed consumers with allegedly illegal debt collection calls. Full story

U.S. debt collector hit with record penalty for abusive calls

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A debt collection agency that federal regulators accused of harassing and abusing people who owe money has agreed to pay a $3.2 million civil penalty and stop practices such as calling debtors multiple times a day, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission said on Tuesday. Full story

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  An Anti-Competitive Decision?

The Supreme Court ruled today that the FTC can keep challenging "pay to delay" deals between pharmaceutical companies and generic drugmakers. CNBC Contributor Keith Boykin; Heather Higgins, Independent Women's Voice; and Doug Holtz-Eakin, American Acti...