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After Roe, Dems seek probe of tech's use of personal data

WASHINGTON (AP) — With the Supreme Court ending the constitutional protections for abortion, four Democratic lawmakers are asking federal regulators to investigate Apple and Google for allegedly decei...

Fix the Hog: Harley, Westinghouse ordered to fix warranties

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators have accused Harley-Davidson and Westinghouse of imposing illegal warranty terms on customers and ordered them to fix their warranties and ensure that their dealer...

Business Highlights: Tumbling US stocks, inflation crunch

___ Stocks tumble as rate pressures grow, inflation report looms NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks on Wall Street tumbled Thursday following the latest reminder that central b...

FTC Chair Khan plans key work on kids' data privacy online

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Federal Trade Commission says the agency is pushing a robust agenda of actions and policies to help safeguard children's privacy online. The ongoing...

FTC plans inquiry into pharmacy benefit manager practices

The Federal Trade Commission is starting an inquiry into the operations of pharmacy benefit managers who control access to prescription drugs for millions of Americans. The consumer ...

Twitter to pay $150M penalty over privacy of users' data

WASHINGTON (AP) — Twitter will pay a $150 million penalty and put in new safeguards to settle federal regulators’ allegations that the social platform failed to protect the privacy of users’ data over...

House passes bill to crack down on gasoline 'price gouging'

WASHINGTON (AP) — A closely divided House approved legislation Thursday to crack down on alleged price gouging by oil companies and other energy producers as prices at the pump continue to soar. ...

Parents swap, sell baby formula as Biden focuses on shortage

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden stepped up his administration's response to a nationwide baby formula shortage Thursday that has forced frenzied parents into online groups to swap and sell to e...

Top Democrats push for federal crackdown on high gas prices

WASHINGTON (AP) — Citing growing worries about high gasoline prices, Democratic leaders announced an effort Thursday to give the Federal Trade Commission increased authority to crack down on companies...

EXPLAINER: Snyder holds tight grip as owner of Commanders

Dan Snyder's ownership of his hometown NFL team in Washington has been full of more controversy than playoff success for more than two decades. Still, the past couple of years have b...

Virginia AG launching investigation into NFL's Commanders

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's attorney general has launched an inquiry into the Washington Commanders following allegations of financial improprieties raised by a congressional committee. ...

Republican rips Democrats for investigation into Commanders

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican on the U.S. House Committee for Oversight and Reform blasted Democrats on Thursday for their investigation into the NFL’s Washington Commanders. James ...

Commanders send letter to FTC denying financial impropriety

WASHINGTON (AP) — The NFL’s Washington Commanders denied several allegations of financial impropriety in a letter sent Monday to the U.S Federal Trade Commission. The 19-page letter ...

Congress tells FTC Commanders may have broken financial laws

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Reform sent a letter to the Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday saying the Washington Commanders engaged in potentially unlawful financial c...

Walmart, Kohl's settle over 'eco-friendly' rayon products

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart and Kohl's are paying a combined $5.5 million in settlements after the Federal Trade Commission said they falsely marketed dozens of sheets and other home textile products as m...