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post-transaction

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Verizon Wireless works FCC angle in T-Mobile deal

Analysts say the Verizon spectrum swap with T-Mobile is all about the regulators and nudging the FCC to approve its $3.6 billion wireless spectrum buy.

By June 25, 2012

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Congress moves to outlaw 'mystery charges' for Web shoppers

Senate passes bill this week that tries to close door on unscrupulous Web retailers and marketers who charged credit cards without the expressed say-so from cardholders.

By December 3, 2010

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Visa, Mastercard fail Web shoppers again

A Web merchant with an outrageous record of mistreating customers and the inability of Visa or Mastercard to stop him are exposed by The New York Times.

By November 29, 2010

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If you care about Web, ignore this IPO

commentary After being accused of scamming the public, marketing firm Affinion now wants public money in the form of an IPO.

By June 16, 2010

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AppBackr brings a cash advance to iPhone devs

A new program is trying to pair iPhone developers with people who want to invest in their app prior to its release.

By June 8, 2010

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Senate committee: Look out, 'scam marketers'

Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Rockefeller introduces a bill designed to halt the practice of charging consumers' credit cards without their explicit consent.

By May 19, 2010

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Visa targets online marketing 'scam'

Congress wanted credit card companies to do more to protect consumers from mysterious charges. Visa creates system to help ensure people know what they're buying.

By April 27, 2010

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Classmates.com tied to more dubious marketing tactics

Already implicated in post-transaction marketing practices officials have called a "scam," the site is now accused of duping users into upgrading memberships.

By March 15, 2010

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New York examines Web marketing 'scam'

State officials follow up on federal probe of "misleading" marketing practices by Orbitz, Barnes & Noble, and other online retailers.

By January 28, 2010

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Affinion stops buying credit-card info from e-tailers

In a victory for consumers and a Senate committee, one of the marketers accused of duping Web shoppers into joining paid programs drops much-criticized practices.

By January 8, 2010