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National Senior Investment Initiative

Categories: Advertising/Marketing,Consumer Info/Protection,Elderly,Financial Crisis/Markets

http://www.sec.gov/ocie/reportspubs/sec-finra-national-senior-investor-initiative-report.pdf

Focuses on the types of securities purchased by senior investors, the suitability of recommended investments, the training of brokerage representatives, marketing and other aspects of how investment firms deal with seniors.  From the Securities and Exchange Commission

 

Antitrust Commission Sends Statement of Objections to Google on Comparison Shopping Service

Categories: Advertising/Marketing,Antitrust/Monopoly,European Union,Headlines,Laws/Regulations

http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEMO-15-4781_en.htm

Press release with links to documents related to European Commission antitrust investigation of Google for allegedly abusing its position as the dominant search engine in the European Union.  From the European Commission

 

FDA Issues Final Guidance on the Evaluation and Labeling of Abuse-Deterrent Opioids

Categories: Advertising/Marketing,Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations

http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm440713.htm

Agency press release with explanation about release of final guidance to assist the pharmaceutical industry on developing opioid drug products with abuse-deterrent properties.  Includes links to Federal Register and Guidance documents.  From the Food and Drug Administration

 

Federal Trade Commission Smokeless Tobacco Report for 2012

Categories: Advertising/Marketing,Smoking/Tobacco,Statistics

https://www.ftc.gov/system/files/documents/reports/federal-trade-commission-smokeless-tobacco-report-2012/150327-2012smokelesstobaccorpt.pdf

Provides information on domestic sales and advertising by the five largest U.S. manufacturers of smokeless tobacco products.  From the Federal Trade Commission

 

Federal Trade Commission Cigarette Report for 2012

Categories: Advertising/Marketing,Smoking/Tobacco,Statistics

https://www.ftc.gov/system/files/documents/reports/federal-trade-commission-cigarette-report-2012/150327-2012cigaretterpt.pdf

Provides information on domestic sales and advertising by the five largest U.S. cigarette manufacturers.  From the Federal Trade Commission

 

2014 Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets

Categories: Advertising/Marketing,Copyright/Patents,Foreign Trade/Investment,Property Rights

https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/2014%20Notorious%20Markets%20List%20-%20Published_0.pdf

Lists online and physical marketplaces that engage in trademark counterfeiting and copyright piracy. From the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

 

Big Data and Differential Pricing

Categories: Advertising/Marketing,Business/Economics,Consumer Info/Protection,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/whitehouse_files/docs/Big_Data_Report_Nonembargo_v2.pdf

Examines how corporate use of big data may lead to different prices for different groups of consumers and raise questions of discrimination.  Includes an overview of the economics of differential pricing, how sellers use data to create personalized marketing campaigns and pricing strategies and how such strategies relate to the existing framework of antidiscrimination and consumer protection laws.  From the Council of Economic Advisers

 

Report to Congress Under Section 319 of the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003

Categories: Advertising/Marketing,Financial Crisis/Markets,Laws/Regulations

http://www.ftc.gov/system/files/documents/reports/section-319-fair-accurate-credit-transactions-act-2003-sixth-interim-final-report-federal-trade/150121factareport.pdf

Sixth and final report in a series of investigations into the accuracy of credit reports.  From the Federal Trade Commission

 

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