The federal government is funding a series of programs aimed at helping consumers navigate the complex world of online shopping, but the programs themselves are often run in a murky world of overlapping and overlapping programs.
The Federal Trade Commission’s Marketplace Fairness Program has become a hot-button issue in recent months, with consumer groups and some lawmakers calling for an end to the agency’s participation in it.
A report from the Center for American Progress found that, among other things, the program helps small businesses that do not have a physical storefront, like pharmacies, expand their online presence.
The Marketplace Fair-ness Program, created by the U.S. Department of Commerce in 2015, helps companies make better online-retail decisions by giving them more time to sell products online and by allowing them to share data with other companies.
The program also helps businesses that are competing online, such as restaurants and bars, by allowing retailers to offer free shipping on purchases made on their websites.
The program is part of a larger effort to expand the types of goods and services that can be sold online.
The USDA program, launched in December 2015, provides grants to small businesses to build online stores.
But the programs are often linked, and the grants are tied to specific businesses, making it difficult to assess the impact of the program on businesses.
Federal regulators have said they will review the programs to determine whether they are consistent with the Commerce Department’s mandate to help businesses grow online.
For instance, the Federal Trade Commissions mandate that all businesses have physical storefronts in their markets.
The USDA program helps businesses set up an online storefront.
The agency’s grants are typically tied to one or more businesses.
The Center for Consumer Freedom has been challenging these programs.
They have sought to block federal grants to retailers for participating in the programs, including one from the USDA program.
And the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, which advocates for small businesses, filed a complaint with the agency in August about the program, saying it was designed to encourage businesses to set up a physical store in their market and “is a clear and direct way for businesses to profit from the federal government’s support.”