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Business never stops, so it’s important to have a timely source of information on developments in the business world. In today’s marketplace, businesses not only have to contend with market forces, but they also have to comply with regulations and protect themselves against any number of potential legal liabilities. FindLaw’s Business News is the leading source of news concerning developments in business law and regulations, with articles by FindLaw writers and attorneys knowledgeable in the field. These reports will help businesses stay on the leading edge and keep one step ahead of their competitor.

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  • Company that HHS pick invested in faced criminal penalty

    Fri, 20 Jan 2017 02:34:26 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A medical device company in which Rep. Tom Price purchased stock last year has faced years of legal problems and agreed this month to a $17 million Justice Department criminal penalty in a foreign bribery case.

  • Brazil judge overseeing corruption probe dies in plane crash

    Fri, 20 Jan 2017 01:51:29 GMT

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A Supreme Court judge central to the huge corruption investigation roiling Brazil died in a plane crash Thursday, casting doubt over the future of a probe that has reached to the top of the political and economic elite, threatening the president himself.

  • Facebook CEO trying to buy out land near his Hawaii estate

    Fri, 20 Jan 2017 01:50:25 GMT

    HONOLULU (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg went to court to gain ownership of isolated pockets of land tucked away within his sprawling estate in Hawaii, many of which are less than an acre and could be split between hundreds of owners in a situation unique to the islands.

  • Ex-portfolio manager convicted of securities fraud charges

    Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:54:14 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — A former portfolio manager at an asset management firm was convicted of securities and wire fraud charges on Thursday.

  • Western Union agrees to pay $586 million for fraud victims

    Thu, 19 Jan 2017 21:40:21 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Western Union has agreed to pay $586 million to the U.S. government to pay back victims of fraud that the money transfer company failed to protect.

  • Federal watchdog sues TCF Financial over overdraft fees

    Thu, 19 Jan 2017 17:50:22 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal consumer finance regulators said Thursday they were suing TCF Financial Corp., alleging the bank deceived consumers so it could charge them exorbitant overdraft fees.

  • NY lawsuits blame social media in terror attacks

    Thu, 19 Jan 2017 17:36:06 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — The families of victims of terror attacks in Paris, Brussels and Israel are blaming social media companies including Facebook and Twitter for facilitating communications among terrorists.

  • North Dakota landowners sue over Dakota Access easements

    Thu, 19 Jan 2017 15:22:25 GMT

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A group of about two dozen North Dakota landowners is suing the developer of the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline for alleged deceit and fraud in acquiring land easements.

  • Appeals court affirms conviction of coal CEO in deadly blast

    Thu, 19 Jan 2017 15:03:54 GMT

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court has affirmed the conviction of former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship in connection with the deadliest U.S. mine disaster in four decades.

  • Indonesia names former airline boss as bribery suspect

    Thu, 19 Jan 2017 13:10:20 GMT

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's anti-graft commission has named a former top executive of national flag carrier Garuda as a suspect in a case involving bribes for the purchase of Rolls Royce aircraft engines.

  • German anti-trust case against Audible, Apple dropped

    Thu, 19 Jan 2017 12:13:22 GMT

    BERLIN (AP) — Germany's anti-trust agency says it's dropping its investigation of Amazon subsidiary Audible and Apple after the two companies agreed to end exclusivity deals for audiobook supply and distribution.

  • Russian court rejects Yukos shareholder compensation

    Thu, 19 Jan 2017 09:50:55 GMT

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's Constitutional Court says a European ruling to pay nearly 1.9 billion euros ($2 billion) in compensation to shareholders of the defunct Yukos oil company cannot be enforced.

  • Court denies a request to arrest Samsung's de facto head

    Thu, 19 Jan 2017 03:01:17 GMT

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A Seoul court on Thursday denied a request to arrest one of South Korea's most powerful men, the heir to the Samsung Electronics juggernaut, in a setback to prosecutors investigating an influence-peddling scandal that toppled South Korea's president.

  • In break with Trump, EPA pick says climate change isn't hoax

    Wed, 18 Jan 2017 23:38:55 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump's choice to head the Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday that climate change is real, breaking with both the president-elect and his own past statements.

  • US sues Oracle, says it pays white men more than others

    Wed, 18 Jan 2017 22:46:46 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Department of Labor has filed a lawsuit against Oracle, claiming that the technology giant has a "systemic practice" of paying white male workers more than their non-white and female counterparts with the same job titles.

  • Consumer agency sues Navient over student loan repayments

    Wed, 18 Jan 2017 22:45:38 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators have sued Navient, accusing the biggest U.S. student loan company of making it harder for borrowers to repay loans by giving them bad information, processing payments incorrectly and failing to act on complaints.

  • The Latest: Federal study on pipeline to move forward

    Wed, 18 Jan 2017 21:37:51 GMT

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Latest on disputes over the construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline in North Dakota (all times local):

  • State officials hope ruling moves case to US Supreme Court

    Wed, 18 Jan 2017 20:39:46 GMT

    PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota officials are optimistic that a 1992 Supreme Court ruling saying sales taxes can't be collected from companies not physically present in the state can be overturned.

  • Records show Trump EPA pick crusading for industry donors

    Wed, 18 Jan 2017 13:40:14 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — When President-elect Donald Trump's choice to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency first took office as Oklahoma's attorney general, he disbanded the unit responsible for protecting the state's natural resources.

  • Seoul court considers arrest of Samsung de facto head

    Wed, 18 Jan 2017 13:00:49 GMT

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean court is considering whether to approve the arrest of Samsung Electronics vice chairman Lee Jae-yong, one of the country's wealthiest business leaders, on charges of bribery and other offenses.

  • Trump pick to lead EPA has spotty state environmental record

    Wed, 18 Jan 2017 09:31:57 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — When President-elect Donald Trump's choice to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency first took office as Oklahoma's attorney general, he disbanded the unit responsible for protecting the state's natural resources.