Transportation Nation

FTC to D.C. Taxicab Commission: Avoid "Unwarranted Regulatory Restrictions"

Thursday, June 13, 2013


Tech companies are complaining. A D.C. Council member is urging restraint. And now the Federal Trade Commission is asking the D.C. Taxicab Commission to be careful when it comes to weighing new regulations for app-based hailing services reshaping Washington's vehicle-for-hire industry.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

FTC to Investigate Data Brokers

Thursday, December 20, 2012

The Federal Trade Commission is launching an investigation into how data companies track, sell and use information about consumers. Emily Steel, from the Financial Times, talks about the probe.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

"1 Tip for a Tiny Belly"

Monday, July 11, 2011

Washington Post reporter, Paul Farhi, looks into the ubiquitous web ad that the Federal Trade Commission estimates has netted $1B so far.

Do you have a tip for losing belly fat?

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Transportation Nation

TN MOVING STORIES: Feds Investigate Possible Oil Market Manipulation -- Taxi Driver Group Supports Outer Borough Plan -- Chinese Build Kenyan "Superhighway"

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The Federal Trade Commission has launched a probe into whether companies, refineries, and/or traders have manipulated crude oil markets. (Wall Street Journal)

A group representing thousands of New York City taxi drivers threw its support behind legislation that would allow livery cabs to pick up street hails  -- despite its intention to attend a protest of the plan Monday. (WNYC)

Chinese companies are building a 'superhighway' -- a road that's 16 lanes across in some places -- in Kenya. (NPR)

Highway in Kenya (photo by PercyGermany/Flickr)

Can biofuels making flying clean and cheap? (Good)

Rhode Island's transit agency head says he has to cut bus service 10% because of an expected budget deficit. (Boston Globe)

The United Arab Emirates decided to build the world's most sustainable city...then the financial crisis hit. Whither the Masdar pod-cars? (Marketplace)

Paris to New York in 90 minutes? Paris to Tokyo in three hours? That's the promise of an experimental jet unveiled at the Paris Air Show. (NPR)

The Takeaway follows up on Saudi women agitating for their right to drive.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Faith in POM

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Edward Wyatt, business reporter for The New York Times talks about the FTC charges against POM juice.

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The Takeaway

FTC Issues Report on Debt Collection Reform

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued a report this week, recommending significant litigation and arbitration reforms to the system for resolving consumer debt collection disputes.