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Tag Archives: FTC

Agencies, Congress turn up heat on debt collectors

The rise in health care-related consumer debt, student loans, shoddy record keeping by creditors and abusive practices by debt collectors are leading federal regulators and lawmakers to crack down on third-party debt collectors and call for tighter rules applying to them.

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Report: Patent pools may stifle competition

Patent pools, designed to spur innovation and reduce the cost of litigation, may actually be having anticompetitive effects according to a report released by the former competition policy director for the Federal Trade Commission.

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