Category: Michael Salinger

FTC Finds Consumer Credit Reports Rife With Errors

February 13th, 2013 in 2013, E-Commerce Times, Michael Salinger, Newsmakers, School of Management 0 comments

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Michael Salinger, School of Management

A Federal Trade Commission investigation of the U.S. credit reporting industry turned up some dismal findings for consumers…

Expert quote:

“I would expect the credit bureaus’ customers — business users — to want that information to be as accurate as possible.”

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There Could Be Something Wrong With 42 Million Credit Reports

February 11th, 2013 in 2013, Business Insider, Michael Salinger, Newsmakers, School of Management 0 comments

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Michael Salinger, School of Management

The Federal Trade Commission just released a report on the credit reporting industry that could spell trouble for tens of millions of consumers…

Expert quote:

“Most people do not realize how many prices are affected by their credit scores.  Even what you pay for car insurance depends on it. The FTC report seems to suggest that the rate of serious error is only about 5%, but that is enough to make it worth checking whether the information the credit reporting agencies have on you is correct.”

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Why the FTC Was Right Not to Sue Google

January 10th, 2013 in 2013, Forbes, Michael Salinger, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, School of Management 0 comments

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By Michael Salinger, School of Management

January 3 should go down as one of the most important and proudest moments in the history of United States antitrust enforcement…

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Skechers agrees to $40 million settlement for claims about shoes’ benefits

May 17th, 2012 in 2012, Michael Salinger, Newsmakers, School of Management, Washington Post 0 comments

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Michael Salinger, School of Management

Skechers agreed to pay $40 million to settle charges that it made unfounded claims about the benefits of its toning shoes by asserting that they help people lose weight, tone lower body muscles and even combat heart disease…

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