FTC Criminal Liaison Unit Presents Award to USPIS Team Leader Lisa D. Mayberry

The Federal Trade Commission’s Criminal Liaison Unit honored Lisa D. Mayberry, a Team Leader in the U.S. Postal Inspection Service’s Los Angeles Division, with its 2019 Consumer Shield Award. The Criminal Liaison Unit (CLU) presents the award every two years to recognize a criminal investigator who exemplifies the spirit of cooperation that the CLU seeks to promote. […]

FTC Submits Comment in Favor of Massachusetts House Bill 1869, which would Expand Scope of Practice for Podiatrists

The Federal Trade Commission staff has submitted a comment to Massachusetts State Representative Paul Donato in support of a bill before the Massachusetts legislature, which would allow podiatrists to treat not just the foot, but also the lower leg. The FTC staff’s letter to Rep. Donato on House Bill 1869/Senate Bill 1329 states that “allowing […]

IRS updates guidance for deductible business, charitable, medical and moving expenses

IR-2019-183, November 14, 2019 WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today issued guidance for taxpayers with certain deductible expenses to reflect changes resulting from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). Revenue Procedure 2019-46 (PDF), posted today on IRS.gov, updates the rules for using the optional standard mileage rates in computing the deductible costs of operating […]

Apple launches three innovative studies today in the new Research app

Cupertino, California — Apple today announced that customers in the US can enroll in three landmark health studies — the Apple Women’s Health Study, the Apple Heart and Movement Study, and the Apple Hearing Study. Conducted in partnership with leading academic and research institutions, these multi-year longitudinal studies are available in the new Research app, which […]

BRP TO PRESENT ITS THIRD QUARTER RESULTS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2020

Valcourt, Quebec, November 13, 2019 – BRP Inc. (TSX:DOO; NASDAQ:DOOO) will hold its third quarter FY2020 financial results conference call on Wednesday, November 27, 2019. José Boisjoli, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Sébastien Martel, Chief Financial Officer, will present the results of the third quarter of FY2020 and address questions from analysts on a […]

FTC Testifies before House Judiciary Subcommittee On Competition Enforcement and Policy, Including in Technology Markets

In testimony before the House Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law, the Federal Trade Commission described its enforcement and policy work to promote competition in U.S. markets, including high-priority efforts to address technology markets. Testifying on behalf of the FTC, Chairman Joe Simons highlighted recent Commission enforcement actions to stop anticompetitive mergers and conduct. […]

Apple introduces 16-inch MacBook Pro, the world’s best pro notebook

Cupertino, California — Apple today unveiled an all-new 16-inch MacBook Pro — the world’s best pro notebook — designed for developers, photographers, filmmakers, scientists, music producers and anyone who relies on a Mac to create their life’s best work. The all-new MacBook Pro features a brilliant 16-inch Retina Display, the latest 8-core processors, up to […]

IRS increases enforcement action on Syndicated Conservation Easements

IR-2019-182, November 12, 2019 WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service announced today a significant increase in enforcement actions for syndicated conservation easement transactions, a priority compliance area for the agency. Coordinated examinations are being conducted across the IRS in the Small Business and Self-Employed Division, Large Business and International Division and Tax Exempt and Government […]

Utah Company Settles FTC Allegations it Failed to Safeguard Consumer Data

A Utah-based technology company has agreed to implement a comprehensive data security program to settle Federal Trade Commission allegations that the company failed to put in place reasonable security safeguards, which allowed a hacker to access the personal information of a million consumers. InfoTrax Systems, L.C., provides back-end operation services to multi-level marketers. This includes […]

FTC Stops Student Loan Debt Relief Scheme that Allegedly Bilked Consumers out of Millions

The Federal Trade Commission obtained a temporary restraining order halting an operation that bilked consumers out of millions of dollars by pretending to be affiliated with the U.S. Department of Education and falsely promising student loan debt relief. The FTC’s complaint against Arete Financial Group and several related companies alleged that the defendants used radio […]