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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 competitors.

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  • EPA head's emails with energy companies to be released

    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:33:05 GMT

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma attorney general's office said Tuesday it is complying with a judge's order to surrender documents related to new Environmental Protection Agency leader Scott Pruitt's communications with energy companies while he served as the state's attorney general.

  • Uber to investigate sexual harassment claim by engineer

    Mon, 20 Feb 2017 22:24:58 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — Uber's chief executive ordered an investigation Monday into a sexual-harassment claim made by a female engineer who said her prospects at the company evaporated after she complained about advances from her boss.

  • Investment banker gets 3-year prison term over inside tips

    Fri, 17 Feb 2017 22:55:05 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — An investment banker convicted of insider trading charges alleging he fed tips to his father was sentenced on Friday to three years in prison by a judge who said he betrayed the companies that employed him and his clients.

  • Southwest lawsuit claims union workers avoiding overtime

    Fri, 17 Feb 2017 20:23:07 GMT

    DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines Co. is suing a major union and its leaders, charging that they did nothing to stop mechanics from boycotting overtime assignments.

  • Trump says travel ban didn't impact Wisconsin asylum seeker

    Fri, 17 Feb 2017 18:37:43 GMT

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — President Donald Trump's administration says his travel ban didn't affect a Syrian asylum seeker's attempts to bring his family to Wisconsin.

  • Correction: Tiffany-Cancer Lawsuit story

    Fri, 17 Feb 2017 14:29:01 GMT

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — In a story Feb. 16 about a discrimination lawsuit against Tiffany & Co., The Associated Press erroneously reported the timing of when the employee alerted the company she would have to take leave for her fourth surgery. It was in October 2015, not 2014.

  • South Korean court approves arrest of Samsung heir

    Fri, 17 Feb 2017 01:07:03 GMT

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean court approved on Friday the arrest of a billionaire heir to Samsung accused of bribery and other charges in connection to a massive corruption scandal, a stunning decline for the princeling of South Korea's richest family.

  • Judge: Oklahoma AG must provide records sought for 2 years

    Thu, 16 Feb 2017 22:36:18 GMT

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma judge has ordered state Attorney General Scott Pruitt, President Donald Trump's pick to head the Environmental Protection Agency, to turn over documents sought by an advocacy group related to his communication with coal, oil and gas corporations.

  • Lawyer: Client subpoenaed in Fox federal securities inquiry

    Thu, 16 Feb 2017 21:26:46 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors recently subpoenaed a former Fox News employee to testify before a grand jury investigating how 21st Century Fox Inc. handled a sexual harassment scandal, according to her lawyer.

  • Appeals court will reconsider ruling on consumer agency

    Thu, 16 Feb 2017 21:09:04 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court said Thursday it will reconsider an earlier ruling that would have made it easier for President Donald Trump to fire the head of the government's consumer finance watchdog agency.

  • German company gets boost in faulty breast implant ruling

    Thu, 16 Feb 2017 10:46:29 GMT

    PARIS (AP) — The European Court of Justice says a German product-testing company is not necessarily liable for faulty French breast implants sold to thousands of women around the world.

  • No Valentine's Day love: 2 big insurance deals appear off

    Thu, 16 Feb 2017 02:02:12 GMT

    It was a rough Valentine's Day for the U.S. health insurance industry.

  • Dems call for Sessions to recuse himself from Russia probe

    Wed, 15 Feb 2017 21:19:52 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats on Wednesday called for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to recuse himself from any executive branch investigation into possible ties between the Trump administration and Russia.

  • Yahoo issues another warning in fallout from hacking attacks

    Wed, 15 Feb 2017 21:12:42 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — Yahoo is warning users of potentially malicious activity on their accounts between 2015 and 2016, the latest development in the internet company's investigation of a mega-breach that exposed 1 billion users' data several years ago.

  • Man dubbed 'Porn's New King' sentenced to 11 years for fraud

    Wed, 15 Feb 2017 20:50:46 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — A Los Angeles man once dubbed "Porn's New King" has been sentenced in New York to over 11 years in prison after pleading guilty to securities fraud and other crimes.

  • Yahoo issues new warning of potential email account breach

    Wed, 15 Feb 2017 19:08:39 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — Yahoo is warning users of potentially malicious activity on their accounts between 2015 and 2016, the latest development in the internet company's investigation of a mega-breach that exposed 1 billion users' data several years ago.

  • APNewsBreak: Yahoo issues new security warning to users

    Wed, 15 Feb 2017 18:46:21 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — Yahoo is warning users of potentially malicious activity on their accounts between 2015 and 2016, the latest development in the internet company's investigation of a mega-breach that exposed 1 billion users' data several years ago.

  • Bermuda lawsuit says Massachusetts hospital bribed premier

    Wed, 15 Feb 2017 13:11:14 GMT

    BOSTON (AP) — The government of Bermuda has sued a Massachusetts hospital, saying it bribed the island's former leader in order to secure business there.

  • Investigations into Russia to continue after Flynn's exit

    Wed, 15 Feb 2017 08:20:25 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. intelligence agencies and Congress will continue to investigate Russia's involvement in the 2016 presidential election, even after President Donald Trump fired his national security adviser for providing inaccurate accounts of his contacts with the Russian ambassador last year.

  • Russia cloud over Trump not likely to fade with Flynn exit

    Wed, 15 Feb 2017 03:53:24 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Questions about the Trump administration's ties to Russia are hardly going to disappear with the firing of national security adviser Michael Flynn. Investigations are underway, and more are likely by the new administration and on Capitol Hill.

  • South Korean investigators seek arrest of Samsung heir again

    Tue, 14 Feb 2017 15:18:34 GMT

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean prosecutors are attempting for a second time to arrest Samsung's de facto leader, who is being investigated on bribery allegations in connection with a massive political scandal.