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ASIC issues fine for misleading home loan ads
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ASIC has warned about “dangerous debt spirals” after slapping a Gold-Coast firm with a $30,600 fine for “false or misleading advertising”. From January 2012 to July 2014, Equanimity Concepts advertised financing options for home loans on its website, ... [...]
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Leave room for scientific debate on climate and evolution
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Achenbach's column on skeptics of science overlooks a major point. While he contends that science rarely proclaims an absolute truth, that is what many scientists do, especially in his examples — global warming and evolution. Related. Wind and solar ... [...]
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Can Republicans block Obama's clean energy plans?
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At a hearing a day later, Republican climate change skeptics were grilling Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy, questioning the science of global warming, and criticizing the cost of the proposed carbon rules. Underlying the ... [...]
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Texas AG accuses feds of misleading on immigrant work permits
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The Texas Attorney General is accusing the Obama administration of misleading a federal court by renewing about 100,000 work permits for illegal immigrants, under new rules that many did not know had gone into effect. “In an apparent attempt to quickly ... [...]
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Snuggie Settles With New York State for Misleading Marketing
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A marketing company known for its Snuggie infomercials settled state and federal claims that it stuck consumers with hidden charges that almost doubled the cost of the product, a blanket with sleeves, a New York official said. The company lured ... [...]
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Walmart's new green product label is the most misleading yet
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Dozens of news accounts hailed the giant retailer's move as a significant step toward clearing up the confusion and misleading information that often greet consumers trying to make ecologically responsible choices. “The world's largest retailer took a ... [...]
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Finance company slapped with fine for misleading home loan ads
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A Gold Coast-based financial planning and property management company has had to pay thousands in penalties to ASIC for false or misleading advertising about home loans. Equanimity Concepts ran advertisements about financing options for home loans ... [...]
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Warming Raises Drought's Threat to California
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LONDON— Climate change could be driving the sustained Californian drought. Arid spells have been more frequent in the last two decades than in the preceding century. And warmer global temperatures linked to man-made climate change could be at the ... [...]
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Nurofen manufacturer accused of 'misleading' packaging
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The consumer watchdog has alleged that making each product look like it treats a particular type of pain is false or misleading - because the tablets inside are identical. The drugs, which are sometimes sold for different prices, contain the same ... [...]
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UPDATE 1-Bank of Beirut's UK arm fined for misleading watchdog
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In its first such sanction on a bank, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) said on Thursday that it had also fined two of the bank's employees after Bank of Beirut (UK) Ltd repeatedly provided misleading information when ordered to address concerns ... [...]
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Poundland found guilty of misleading consumers
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... not otherwise available for purchase. Therefore, because that was not the case, we concluded that the ad was misleading.” The ASA concluded that Poundland breached CAP code rules on the grounds of misleading advertising, substantiation and prices. [...]
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River Thames Garden Bridge: Mayor accused of misleading Londoners
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Boris Johnson has been accused of misleading Londoners over how much it could cost to fund a new garden bridge over the River Thames. The mayor has promised no public money would go into maintaining the bridge, only £30m would go towards ... [...]
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Cole: Redistricting editorial misleading
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This is to correct a misleading editorial recently published in The Free Lance–Star. The editorial used an edited quote that gives readers a false impression of my views. The quote used by your paper, “I don't care what criteria you use; it's going to ... [...]
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The New York Times On Drugs – Wrong, Naive Or Misleading?
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Point number one is very misleading, perhaps intentionally so. This can be inferred from the way the Times chose to word it: “The epidemic of deaths and addiction attributable to opioid painkillers continues unabated even as an authoritative new review ... [...]
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Bank of Beirut UK unit fined for misleading UK regulator
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LONDON, March 5 (Reuters) - The UK subsidiary of Bank of Beirut has been fined 2.1 million pounds ($3.2 million) for misleading the regulator and prevented from signing up new customers from some jurisdictions for 126 days, the Financial Conduct ... [...]
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UN rules out inquiry into allegations against Rajendra Pachauri
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Pachauri resigned from his position as Chair of the Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on February 24 after a woman employee of his think-tank TERI in New Delhi accused him of sexual harassment. Dujarric said the "allegations are being, ... [...]
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ACCC targets Reckitt Benckiser over 'misleading' Nurofen claims
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The ACCC said misleading representations that each product specifically targeted a particular type of pain and solely treated that pain were made on packaging and the drug company's website. "We're very seriously concerned," ACCC chairman Rod Sims ... [...]
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ACCC targets Reckitt Benckiser alleging false and misleading packaging claims …
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Consumer watchdog the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is to launch court action against the makers of Nurofen alleging it misled consumers over claims on its packaging that its medication can provide pain relief to specific areas. [...]
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Oregon House sends low-carbon fuels bill to governor
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SALEM, Oregon — The Oregon House voted Wednesday to send a climate change bill to Gov. Kate Brown, handing the Democrat a political hot potato as she settles into office. Brown has spoken favorably of extending Oregon's low-carbon fuel standard, but ... [...]
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Sarah Palin allegedly gave misleading statistics about military deployment in …
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But in her speech, she gave a statistic about deployments and enlistments that appeared to show an large increase in military commitment but is somewhat misleading, the Washington Post reported. Read her quote below. “The strain on military and their ... [...]
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Short-changed! Poundland ads deemed misleading
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Poundland – the British retailer known for selling items for £1($1.50) - is in trouble for promoting its namesake price. The U.K.'s advertising watchdog ruled Monday that the retailer's website was misleading,following complaints that it was selling ... [...]
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Commitments In Procedures Regarding Unfair / Misleading Advertising Before …
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If the Hungarian Competition Authority ("HCA") initiates proceedings based on unfair / misleading advertising (towards both consumers and non-consumers), the fine that may be imposed is rather high. In principle, the maximum amount is 10% of the net ... [...]
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AP article on Todd’s death “inaccurate, misleading and mischievous” – 30May2013
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SINGAPORE: Singapore's Ambassador to the United States, Ashok Kumar Mirpuri, has described a recent article by the Associated Press (AP) on American research... [...]
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Changes Observed in Growth Pattern of Plants, Scientists Say
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A report that was published in Nature Climate Change stated that the plants are changing their behavior in reaction to recent climate changes, with some doing so in just the past 30 years! A satellite was used as a source of information in order to ... [...]
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Amazon Prime 'free trial' offer banned for misleading over fees
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The ASA said the ad was also misleading for not saying that a subscription to Amazon Prime cost £79 a year or that the charge for Amazon Prime Instant Video was £5.99 a month. It said: “We considered that the amount of the subscription fee was material ... [...]
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Amazon rapped by ASA for 'misleading' Prime offer
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The ASA also ruled the ad was also misleading for not saying that a subscription to Amazon Prime cost £79 a year or that the charge for Amazon Prime Instant Video was £5.99 a month. "We did not consider it was sufficient to set out that information in ... [...]
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Food safety headline was misleading
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The “Can the hysteria: America's food is safe to eat” headline [Feb. 26] is misleading in the extreme. Harrop is talking about food inspection policies, not food quality, as implied by the headline. True, our food may be free of bacteria, but the food ... [...]
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