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PONTE INVESTMENTS LLC said in a statement on Saturday that the FTC charges file din U.S. District Court Friday were not applicable and were unfounded.

Ponte Investments refutes charge it misrepresented role as lender

WEST WARWICK – Ponte Investments LLC is refuting Federal Trade Commission charges filed Friday against the company that it falsely claimed to be a...
THE FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION has filed a complaint against a West Warwick company that allegedly made false claims to be an SBA approved lender. The FTC said that the company may have collected “hundreds, if not thousands” of applications for PPP loans, for which it is not an approved lender

West Warwick company charged with falsely claiming to be an SBA...

WEST WARWICK – The Federal Trade Commission has filed a complaint against Ponte Investments LLC, alleging that the company has falsely claimed to be...
THE FTC returned $480,015 in 2019 to consumers in Rhode Island who reported illegal business practices.

FTC returns $480K in refunds to Rhode Islanders in 2019

PROVIDENCE – The Federal Trade Commission returned $480,015 in refund checks to Rhode Island consumers in 2019, the commission said Thursday. The FTC said that...
EQUIFAX HAS AGREED to pay up to $700 million to resolve U.S. federal and state investigations into the 2017 hack that compromised some of the most sensitive information of more than 140 million people. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL NAGLE

Equifax agrees to pay $700M to settle U.S. breach probe

WASHINGTON – Equifax Inc. agreed to pay up to $700 million to resolve U.S. federal and state investigations into the 2017 hack that compromised...

Five Questions With: David N. Cicilline

A need for more accountability and government regulation in the tech space is an area in which Rep. David N. Cicilline, D-R.I., has taken...
PARTNERS HEALTHCARE has only R.I. Department of Health’s review of its intended merger with Care New England remaining before it can proceed with the deal.

FTC: No challenge for Partners, CNE merger

NEW YORK —The Federal Trade Commission is not opposing the merger of Partners HealthCare of Massachusetts and Care New England, the commission confirmed today. Betsy...
NEW TECH: Dr. Stephen M. Montaquila, an optometrist at West Bay Eye Associates in Warwick, helped draft a bill regulating the use of vision-test apps, in part to ensure they aren’t used to skirt the healthy requirement for routine eye exams. / PBN PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO

Optometrists, vision-test app makers don’t see eye to eye

Local optometrists are arguing for “standard of care” regulation of online vision tests for corrective lens prescription renewals, rules branded protectionist by manufacturers, pitting...

Privacy Shield certification ‘adequate’ method for cross-border data transfer

Editor’s note: The is the second of a two-part series. Click here to read the first part. The Privacy Shield self-certification program was approved by...
MARGOT SAUNDERS, senior counsel at the National Consumer Law Center of Boston, says many robocall violations go unchecked. / COURTESY NATIONAL CONSUMER LAW CENTER

Report: R.I. residents received over 59M robocalls in 2017

PROVIDENCE – Feel like you are getting more phone calls lately where you answer, there’s a pause and a prerecorded message starts delivering a...

Cigna to draw antitrust scrutiny amid health care deal wave

NEW YORK – Cigna Corp.’s proposed deal for Express Scripts Holding Co. faces a drawn-out merger review as the Trump administration’s antitrust enforcers weigh the competitive...

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