FTC Slaps AdvoCare With Pyramid Scheme Penalty

FTC Slaps AdvoCare With Pyramid Scheme Penalty

AdvoCare, a dietary supplement company which sells under the brand names Trim, Fit, Spark, and Performance Elite, among others, operates under the multi-level marketing (MLM) business model. People can buy in and become “distributors,” who then buy lots of products...
FTC Files Lawsuit Against Match.com

FTC Files Lawsuit Against Match.com

Match Group, Inc. is the company behind many of the major dating sites and apps, including Match.com, Tinder, OKCupid, PlentyOfFish, Hinge, and more. Honestly, it’s hard to find a full list – Wikepedia just mentions that Match Group operates under 45 different...
Juul Finds Itself on the Wrong Side of the FDA

Juul Finds Itself on the Wrong Side of the FDA

Juul Labs, one of the major e-cigarette companies, already has largely cornered the industry market on criticism over its popularity with minors and its candy-flavored nicotine products. Now the company has gotten on the wrong side of the U.S. Food and Drug...
Airbnb Hosts Open Homes to Hurricane Dorian Evacuees

Airbnb Hosts Open Homes to Hurricane Dorian Evacuees

While Hurricane Dorian sat atop the Bahamas and buried two-thirds of Grand Bahama Island in water, more than a million Americans in North Carolina, Florida, and Georgia were under mandatory evacuation orders from coastal counties. Nearly all headed north and inland,...
Disney+ is Already Exceeding Expectations

Disney+ is Already Exceeding Expectations

Disney+, the media giant’s streaming service currently on track for its November 12 launch, is obviously going to be a big deal. Including Star Wars, Marvel, and National Geographic content on top of traditional Disney movies and all of the company’s other imprints,...
Amazon Criticized for New Plastic SmartPacs

Amazon Criticized for New Plastic SmartPacs

The boxes with the smiling logo are iconic. Retail giant Amazon has been using them in advertisements for years. But early in August, 2019, the company announced a plan to move away from them for singly shipped small items, towards standardized plastic shipping bags...
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