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What We're Reading 12-19-11

What We're Reading

Environmental Leader: Style Beats Substance in Sustainable Packaging, Report Says

Products that show they are “sustainable” with simple, emotive pack designs are more likely to win when shoppers make snap decisions on environmental credentials in the grocery store aisle, according to a study by design research firm The Big Picture.

 

Excite News: China court rejects Apple lawsuit over iPad name

A court in southern China has rejected a claim by Apple Inc. that a Hong Kong-headquartered tech company has violated its iPad trademark, in the latest development in a case that could affect the U.S. company's financial prospects in the country.

 

FTC To Provide Refunds to Victims of Bogus Scareware Scam

Starting this week, more than 300,000 consumers who were victims of a "scareware" scam will receive refunds resulting from Federal Trade Commission settlements with Innovative Marketing and other parties involved in the scheme.

 

Environmental Leader: 90% of Manufacturers Think Their Sustainability is Better than Average

Three-quarters of consumers think manufacturers have not taken enough steps to ensure that their production follows environmental procedures, according to a study from UL, and 70 percent feel companies do not conduct thorough testing before launching new products.

 

LA Times: FCC passes rules against excessively loud TV commercials

The FCC requires broadcasters to ensure that the sound level on commercials is the same as on programming. It will go into effect in December 2012.

Excessively loud television commercials should be a thing of the past, thanks to the Federal Communications Commission.

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