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FTC to Appeal 'Do-Not-Call' Registry Ruling

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FTC to Appeal 'Do-Not-Call' Registry Ruling

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FTC to Appeal 'Do-Not-Call' Registry Ruling

FTC to Appeal 'Do-Not-Call' Registry Ruling

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The Federal Trade Commission will appeal a federal judge's ruling that throws out the agency's "Do-Not-Call" list for telemarketers. The judge agreed with the Direct Marketing Association's position that Congress never gave the FTC authority to create such a registry. More than 50 million people are signed up for the list which was to begin blocking unwanted sales calls on Oct. 1. NPR's Larry Abramson reports.