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  1. September 12, 2014

    The billionaires bending American politics to their will

    The billionaire Koch family members, outspoken on a host of Republican causes, have lately begun discussing something...

  2. August 27, 2014

    South Korea probes banks over interest rates collusion

    South Korea’s competition watchdog is investigating the country’s four largest commercial banks over possible interest rates...

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  1. August 20, 2014

    Berkshire Hathaway fined $1m over stakebuilding

    Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway has been fined nearly $1m by the US Department of Justice for allegedly breaching...

  2. August 17, 2014

    Biliousness in business does no favours for investors

    In recent weeks we have seen an outbreak of bile in the business world. A disagreement between Amazon, the online retailer,...

  3. FT Alphaville

    August 6, 2014

    Herbalife and some big numbers

    The current share price of $49, down more than a third so far this year, is not one of those big numbers for Herbaflie....

  4. August 1, 2014

    OkCupid’s venal experiment was a poisoned arrow

    Through online dating services we are learning new things about how people present themselves to the world and how the world...

  5. FT Alphaville

    July 22, 2014

    A Herbalife Pre-response

    Pershing Square, the hedge fund dedicated to the destruction of Herbalife for truth, justice and a tidy profit, will hold a...

  6. July 10, 2014

    Amazon sued over children’s purchases

    US regulators are suing Amazon over accusations that the e-commerce giant unlawfully billed parents for unauthorised digital...

  7. FT Tech Hub

    July 10, 2014

    Facebook's not-quite apology over mood research

    Until now, Facebook has struggled – and failed – to strike the right note in response to the disquiet over its deliberate...

  8. July 3, 2014

    Privacy group files Facebook complaint

    The fallout from Facebook’s manipulation of its users’ emotions during a 2011 psychological research project spread further...

  9. FT Alphaville

    July 2, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    The Last Camp Alphaville Promo of 2014. The fun starts at 11am today. Pack cash. The Cut is taking a short break for the...

  10. July 1, 2014

    FTC claims T-Mobile USA made millions from bogus charges

    T-Mobile USA made hundreds of millions of dollars from “bogus charges” that customers never authorised, the US Federal Trade...

  11. June 4, 2014

    US Senate considers ban on ‘stalking apps’

    Mobile phone apps that track users without their knowledge have been used in cases of domestic violence, stalking and...

  12. FT Alphaville

    June 4, 2014

    "Primarily" and pyramids [Update]

    When it comes to assessing pyramid schemes, the word primarily comes up a lot. As in, the rewards must primarily come from...

  13. FT Alphaville

    June 3, 2014

    BurnLounge is a pyramid scheme, while 9th Circuit leaves Herbalife debate unresolved

    The US Court of Appeals in San Francisco on Monday upheld a district court ruling that BurnLounge was a pyramid scheme. A...

  14. May 27, 2014

    FTC calls for clampdown on data brokers

    The US Federal Trade Commission has recommended that Congress force data brokers to give consumers access to the information...

  15. May 8, 2014

    Snapchat settles privacy complaint

    The “disappearing” messages that attracted millions of users to Snapchat were not as ephemeral as they seemed, the start-up...

  16. Material World

    May 7, 2014

    Could the end of Photoshopped ads be the end of the celebrity spokesperson?

    Just as skirts go up and down and up again, the Photoshopping controversy – which is linked to the skinny models controversy...

  17. May 2, 2014

    It takes a network to defeat a network

    Cyber crime is evolving. Few people can still think it is just teenagers hacking the US Department of Defense for fun. Now...

  18. April 24, 2014

    FCC accused of violating net neutrality

    A US government agency staunchly defended new “net neutrality” rules to be proposed on Thursday, after critics blasted the...

  19. April 11, 2014

    Criminal probe launched into Herbalife

    The US Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are investigating Herbalife, the multi-level marketing...

  20. April 10, 2014

    Companies told they can share cyber threat information

    Companies that declined to share cyber threat information with each other out of fear of violating antitrust laws no longer...

  21. March 24, 2014

    Icahn boosts influence at Herbalife

    Carl Icahn has increased his influence in the boardroom at Herbalife, the vitamin supplements company which is dealing with...

  22. FT Alphaville

    March 24, 2014

    McCrum smackdown watch, Hempton edition

    John Hempton is fed up with with our focus on internal consumption as one of the key legal aspects to the debate about...

  23. FT Alphaville

    March 21, 2014

    Keep an eye on the FTC vs Burnlounge

    While waiting for the next installment in the Herbalife saga, which may include some changes to the board, there is a...

  24. March 14, 2014

    US wades into Herbalife dust-up

    For more than a year, the question of the fundamental corporate legitimacy of Herbalife has been overshadowed by rival...

  25. March 12, 2014

    Herbalife hit by US ‘pyramid scheme’ probe

    The US Federal Trade Commission has opened a formal investigation into Herbalife, the multi-level marketing company that...

  26. FT Alphaville

    March 12, 2014

    The FTC has opened an investigation into Herbalife [Update]

    After we got in touch with the company to tell them we were writing this story, they halted trading and put out a statement...

  27. FT Alphaville

    February 24, 2014

    Not just Herbalife, but an entire industry selling to itself

    The Journal of Historical Research in Marketing, Volume 6, Issue 4 will not hit the shelves of your lending library until...

  28. FT Alphaville

    February 10, 2014

    The multi-level endgame, part one: the FTC

    OK, endgame might be premature, this Herbalife saga has plenty of life in it yet. But after more than a year of debate, and...

  29. FT Alphaville

    January 29, 2014

    Oh, Canada

    If you go back to the very first post in our Living the Herbalife series, you’ll play spot the difference between two...

  30. FT Alphaville

    January 23, 2014

    A serious senator takes aim at Herbalife

    Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass): Herbalife may be a purveyor of health and wellness products, but some of its distributors...

  31. January 15, 2014

    Apple to pay out millions over app billing

    Apple must pay tens of millions of dollars in compensation to parents whose children bought unexpected upgrades in apps and...

  32. FT Alphaville

    January 10, 2014

    Nothing new under the sun, warehousing edition

    As they say on Battlestar Galactica, “all this has happened before and all this will happen again”. And it’s not just Joseph...

  33. December 26, 2013

    Apple fined in Taiwan for price restrictions

    TAIPEI, December 26 – Taiwan’s Fair Trade Commission fined Apple $666,700 for restricting the prices charged by local...

  34. FT Alphaville

    December 20, 2013

    Ten weird things about the Herbalife saga

    That CNBC half hour doesn’t make the cut as there is nothing inherently weird about two showman billionaire rivals having a...

  35. FT Alphaville

    December 13, 2013

    A few reasons to sell Herbalife

    So Bill Ackman gave it one more concerted public shot. After spending a year of his life and half a billion or so of...

  36. November 21, 2013

    Nokia patent licensee complains to competition regulators

    Sierra Wireless, the Canadian technology group, has complained to the European Commission and the US Federal Trade...

  37. FT Tech Hub

    November 18, 2013

    Latest Google privacy fine: $17m

    Europe may be more sensitive to breaches of online privacy, but the US has levied larger penalties when things go wrong. The...

  38. FT Alphaville

    November 8, 2013

    The Herbalife buy case

    This could be a four word post – Bill Ackman is wrong – but for reasons that we’ll explain here and in the next post, the...

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