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What GAO Found Transmitting fake caller ID information with a phone call, also referred to as “spoofing,” is in many cases illegal—and is used in schemes to obtain money and personal information or generate telemarketing leads.
What GAO Found Ticket pricing, resale activity, and fees for events vary. Tickets to popular events sold on the primary market sometimes are priced below the market price, partly because performers want to make tickets affordable and maintain fans' goodwill, according to industry representatives.
What GAO Found GAO's analysis of revenue, profit margin, and merger and acquisition deals within the worldwide drug industry from 2006 through 2015 identified key trends: Estimated pharmaceutical and biotechnology sales revenue increased from $534 billion to $775 billion in 2015 dollars.
What GAO FoundUsing several methods of varying precision, mobile industry companies collect location data and use or share that data to provide users with location-based services, offer improved services, and increase revenue through targeted advertising.
What GAO FoundStakeholdershealth care industry groups and experts in antitrust lawhad different perspectives on the adequacy of three key aspects of antitrust guidance for health care provider collaboration.
What GAO FoundThe extent to which the federal and state governments regulate the death care industryfuneral homes, cemeteries, crematories, pre-need funeral plans, and third party sales of funeral goodsvaries, as does the extent to which regulation has changed since GAO last reported on the regulation...