Federal Trade Commission

Don't Fall for Cheap, Trendy E-Tailers That Advertise on Facebook

Photo by Shutterstock My Dad is full of aphorisms. One of his favorites? If you pay peanuts, don’t be surprised if you get monkeys. Nowhere does this hold more true than with the…

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Walmart Removes "Made in U.S.A." Logos From Website

Photo by chrisdorney/Shutterstock An investigation by the Federal Trade Commission has forced mega-discount retailer Walmart to remove “Made in the USA” labels from its webstore.…

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Neiman Marcus Persists in Selling Real Fur as "Faux"

The Humane Society of the United States has accused Neiman Marcus of violating an agreement not to sell “faux fur” products containing actual animal fur. In a complaint…

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FTC Fines Amazon, Macy's, Sears $1.26M for Mislabeling Bamboo Textiles

Photo by Shutterstock Amazon.com, Leon Max, Macy’s, and Sears have agreed to pay a combined $1.26 million in fines after the Federal Trade Commission charged them with marketing…

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Watch Out for Faux Fur Claims This Holiday Season, Warns Humane Society

When it comes to buying faux fur this holiday season, the Humane Society of the United States has two words for you: buyer beware. The animal-rights nonprofit filed a legal petition…

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FTC Fines Reebok $25M for "Deceptive Advertising" Over EasyTone Shoes

Think a pair of Reebok EasyTones is your secret to a shapelier posterior? Turns out, they do zilch for your leg and butt muscles, according to the Federal Trade Commission, which fined…

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