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Where’s the Beef? McDonald’s, Wendy’s are Sued Over Burger Sizes

NEW YORK —Justin Chimienti thought the Big Mac he bought at McDonald’s and the Bourbon Bacon Cheeseburger he bought at Wendy’s would be as big and juicy as advertised. He says they were not, and now he is suing the …

Federal Judge Dismisses Claims That Linkedin Overcharged Advertisers

A US judge dismissed a lawsuit accusing Microsoft Corp’s LinkedIn of inflating the number of people who watched video ads so the networking platform could overcharge hundreds of thousands of advertisers. In a decision on Monday, U.S. Magistrate Judge Susan …

Jim Bakker, His Church Settle Lawsuit Over COVID-19 Claims

O’FALLON, Mo. (AP) — Jim Bakker and his southwestern Missouri church will pay restitution of $156,000 to settle a lawsuit that accuses the TV pastor of falsely claiming that a health supplement could cure the coronavirus. Missouri court records show …

California Places Tesla’s ‘Full Self-Driving’ Under Review

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California’s Department of Motor Vehicles is reviewing whether Tesla is violating a state regulation by advertising its vehicles as being fully autonomous without meeting the legal definition of self-driving. The department confirmed the review Monday in …

New York Opens Probe Into Toxic Metals In Baby Food

NEW YORK — New York’s attorney general said on Thursday she has opened a probe into whether baby food contains arsenic and other toxic metals, and asked four manufacturers to provide information on whether their infant rice cereal products are …

German Court Bans Tesla Ad Statements Related to Autonomous Driving

FRANKFURT — Germany has banned Tesla from repeating what a court says are misleading advertising statements relating to the capabilities of the firm’s driver assistance systems and to autonomous driving, a Munich judge ruled on Tuesday. Tesla can appeal the …

Capital One, Enterprise Ensnared in Facebook Ad Bias Scandal

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is pursuing allegations that several of Facebook’s advertisers broke the law by restricting job postings on the social network to people of certain ages or genders. The agency joins the Department of Justice and …

Juul To End Advertising and Lobbying Efforts of E-Cigarette

E-cigarette maker Juul is shutting down broadcast, print and digital advertising and ending lobbying efforts in Washington as safety concerns over vaping intensify. The company on Wednesday said its CEO was stepping down and will be replaced by a senior …

Advertisers Face Up to Scandal Risk But Can’t Ditch Tech Giants

The advertising industry’s annual gathering on the French Riviera has become a recurring cycle of contrition from technology giants and admonishment from the Mad Men. In 2017, it was YouTube apologizing for ads appearing next to jihadist terror videos. In …

State Farm to Pay Ohio $850,000 a Year for Safety Van Ads

Ohio will receive $850,000 a year after striking a deal with State Farm to place advertising on vans that help stranded motorists. The national insurer has inked a four-year contract with the Ohio Department of Transportation that gives the company …