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DOT shuts down 52 bus companies

The Department of Transportation is shutting down 52 bus companies as part of a crackdown on safety that has been dubbed “Operation Quick Strike,” the agency announced.

The crack was carried out by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), which said it spent eight months investigating bus companies that were suspected of violating safety rules.

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FTC warns online retailers

The agency has sent letters to top online companies reminding them that federal rules require they post warranty information where consumers can see it when they check out.

Those warranty notices are especially important around the holiday season, the agency said, when people shop for gifts. 

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Administration cracking down on furniture movers

The Obama administration is cracking on long-distance moving companies that officials say are scamming unsuspecting customers by holding their furniture hostage.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said on Tuesday that its Moving Fraud Task Force has shut down five moving companies this week.

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