Jul 22 2017
Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and eleven other members of Congress are pushing the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to scrutinize the potential impact of Amazon's purchase of Whole Foods more closely.
Consumer Watchdog conducted an analysis and reportedly found that 61 percent of offered items with reference prices - the purported cost of a product compared to a previously advertised price - were higher than a price for the same product in the prior three months.
The FTC is now looking into these allegations, according to a source close to the matter. It was not known if the agency would open a formal probe into the allegations.
When asked for a comment, Amazon said, "The conclusions the Consumer Watchdog group reached are flat out wrong". If that reference is made up, or the item never actually sells for that price, you can land yourself in some legal trouble.
First look at Ghost Recon Wildlands' 4v4 multiplayer mode
Istrate cautions that "all of these elements will make team play, communication, and strategic skills more crucial than ever". Locations will be based on the main game, featuring jungles, mountains, forests, deserts, and abandoned industrial zones.
Chinese dissident and Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo dies aged 61
Officially, Liu gained medical parole but he was under guard in a hospital and still a captive, the New York Times reports. His friends said that Lui and his wife wanted to travel to Germany or the United States for treatment. "I'm sorry, Xiaobo.
Trump Budget Would Cut Deficit But Wouldn't Balance, CBO Says
Its projections included a $2 trillion math error , claiming the amount would be spent twice on balancing the budget and tax cuts. A new analysis from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office didn't exactly come to that conclusion.
A report commissioned by the Consumer Watchdog and released in March, said Amazon's markdowns are not as generous as they appear. This is in addition to a basic investigation being conducted by the FTC to determine whether the merger between the two mammoth companies should be allowed. The group argues that this deceptive practice is ongoing, and that their conduct should cause the FTC to block the merger between Amazon and Whole Foods.
Amazon has for roughly a year now been removing some reference prices from display on the site.
In a statement, an Amazon spokesperson described the study to Retail Dive as "deeply flawed, based on incomplete data and improper assumptions".
On July 6, Consumer Watchdog warned consumers about Amazon's deceptive pricing practices and said that the company's dubious behavior meant its big promotion should be called 'Slime Day, ' and not "Prime Day". Amazon said in June that it would buy the premium grocer for $13.7 billion.
Amazon ran afoul of the FTC in 2014 for making it too easy for children to run up bills while playing games such as "Pet Shop Story" and "Ice Age Village" on mobile devices, resulting in an estimated $86 million of unauthorized charges.
Jul 20 2017
Congress acts to bring Charlie Gard to US
However, as Charlie is the subject of a High Court order it makes no difference what passport he held, according to legal sources. His parents, Chris Gard and Connie Yates , have been fighting to keep their child alive.
Jul 18 2017
Geese Howard From Fatal Fury Joins Tekken 7
Tekken Tag Tournament's bowling hijinks will return with an upgrade known as " Ultimate Tekken Bowl ". If you want one of the best fighting games to be released this year, Tekken 7 is essential.
Jul 17 2017
Sora Meets Buzz And Woody In The Kingdom Hearts III Trailer
With this, Redditor Merciful_Neptune explained that fans may not receive the official " Kingdom Hearts 3 " release date. With that done, we get to the meat of the Kingdom Hearts 3 news: there's a Toy Story world this time.
Jul 17 2017
Trump's Approval Rating Hits Record Low 6 Months In
Obama's average "strong" approval was 28 percent during his presidency , not much different than Trump today. President Donald Trump's six-month approval rating is the lowest of any president in the past 70 years .
Jul 16 2017
First woman to win highest math award dies at 40
Kerckhoff is a mathematics professor at Stanford and was one of Mirzakhani's collaborators. She scored the International Mathematical Olympiad's gold medal twice - in 1994 and 1995.
Jul 15 2017
Beyoncé's Photo of Her Twins Sent the Beyhive Into a Frenzy
In a now-infamous post, the former Destiny's Child star shared a snap of herself cradling her growing baby bump on Instagram . However, fans on Twitter just have one question about the name of these babies after reading Beyoncé's caption on Instagram .
Jul 14 2017
Afghan all girl team twice denied visa for robotics competition in US
Officials say the administration could not be prouder of these young female scientists. Photo Teenagers from the Afghanistan Robotic House worked on a robot in Herat.
Jul 13 2017
Marines, 1 Navy corpsman killed in Mississippi plane crash
The KC-130 transport aircraft crashed late on Monday in rural MS about 135km north of the state capital city of Jackson. The transport plane was moving personnel and equipment from North Carolina to a western base to train before deploying.
Jul 13 2017
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope reaches deal with Lakers
He was considered the best remaining unrestricted free agent on the market after the Pistons renounced his contract last week. Even still, the expectations for what role Rondo would play with the Lakers is an interesting topic.
Jul 13 2017
'Wonder Woman 2': Everything we know about the sequel
Whatever the case, we're not about to complain about the reunion of one of the most romantic couples in superhero movie history. However, Deadpool still leads in the global box office with a $783 million total compared to Wonder Woman's $746 million.
Jul 22 2017Amazon Reportedly Bought This Data Visualization Company to Bolster Alexa
Jul 21 2017Arizona Diamondbacks acquire outfielder JD Martinez from Detroit Tigers
Jul 21 2017Tillerson's Exxon violated Russian Federation sanctions, Treasury says
Jul 21 2017'I've Done My Time.' OJ Simpson Has Just Been Granted Parole
Jul 20 2017US, Mexico and Canada agree on getting NAFTA talks going
Jul 19 2017Dallas Cowboys' Lucky Whitehead says stolen dog is 'home safely'
Jul 19 2017Iran's Missile Program Serves Self-Defense Purposes: Zarif
Jul 15 2017Massive sinkhole swallows two Florida homes, forces evacuations
Jul 14 2017Fresh Kid Ice, 2 Live Crew Co-Founder, Dies at 53
Jul 13 2017Feds investigate explosion at USAF recruiting office
Jul 20 2017Kylie Jenner Uses Waxwork To Prank Her Family
Jul 20 2017Govt brings forward increase in state pension age
Jul 19 2017BSP chief Mayawati resigns from Rajya Sabha
Jul 18 2017Police Release Sketch Of Person Believed Connected To Delphi Murders
Jul 18 2017Ed Wood and Mission: Impossible star Martin Landau dead aged 89
Jul 17 2017Ann Coulter Is Enraged With Delta For Allegedly Giving Away Her Seat
Jul 16 2017Disney's live-action Aladdin finally finds its stars
Jul 16 2017Feng takes one-shot lead at US Women's Open
Jul 15 2017Rory McIlroy will 'bounce back', says Rickie Fowler
Jul 15 2017Kaalakaandi Movie Teaser Released, Saif Ali Khan, Sobhita Dhulipala
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