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Bloomberg Businessweek: Justice Dept settles with tobacco cos on database

The nation's two biggest tobacco companies, Philip Morris USA Inc. and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., have agreed to pay $6.25 million to support the country's largest online collection of internal tobacco industry documents, the Justice Department announced Wednesday.


Breaking Lawsuit News: Lawsuit Filed Against Frito-Lay over All-Natural Claims

Richmond, California resident Julie Gengo has filed a class action lawsuit in the Central District Court of California against PepsiCo snack unit Frito-Lay over claims made by the company that some of its Tostitos and SunChips products are made with all natural ingredients.


Reuters: RIM now faces legal challenge on "BBM" trademark

Research In Motion, still smarting over having to change the name of its yet-to-come operating system, faces a similar trademark challenge to its popular instant-messaging service BlackBerry Messenger.


FTC.Gov: For Your Information

FTC Sends Biennial Report to Congress on the National Do Not Call Registry

The Federal Trade Commission has approved a biennial report to Congress focusing on the use of the Do Not Call Registry by both consumers and businesses over the past two years, as well as the impact that new technologies have had on the Registry.


 The Gaurdian: Russia bans beer ads as number of child addicts rises

The Russian parliament is poised to introduce new legislation that will ban beer advertising on television between 7am and 10pm because of growing concerns about the number of children who have become addicted to alcohol.

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