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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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  • FTC investigating online college University of Phoenix

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 22:16:23 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The University of Phoenix, which runs an online college popular among military veterans, is under federal investigation for possible deceptive or unfair business practices, its parent company the Apollo Education Group told shareholders Wednesday.

  • Judge rejects claim that bourbon was falsely advertised

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 19:56:28 GMT

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Chalk up another round for Maker's Mark distillery in fending off claims of misleading marketing for promoting its Kentucky bourbon as handmade.

  • AP NewsAlert

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 15:29:02 GMT

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pennsylvania US Rep. Fattah indicted in racketeering case; accused of misappropriating funds.

  • By nearly any measure, sunny South Florida is tops in fraud

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 08:48:27 GMT

    MIAMI (AP) — Psssst — Need a phony ID? A fraudulent tax refund? Insurance money from a sham car crash? Florida may have just what you're looking for.

  • Mead Johnson paying $12M to settle US bribery charges

    Tue, 28 Jul 2015 19:15:30 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Mead Johnson has agreed to pay $12 million to settle federal civil charges that its Chinese subsidiary bribed hospital professionals to recommend its infant formula to new or expecting mothers who were patients.

  • 2 Canadian men get 12-year sentences in Ponzi scheme

    Tue, 28 Jul 2015 18:53:34 GMT

    TORONTO (AP) — A judge has sentenced two men to 12 years in prison for one of the largest Ponzi schemes in Canadian history.

  • NTSB: Co-pilot of spaceship unlocked braking system early

    Tue, 28 Jul 2015 17:15:18 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal safety investigators said Tuesday the crash of a Virgin Galactic spaceship last year was caused by a catastrophic structural failure triggered when the co-pilot unlocked the craft's braking system early.

  • US appeals court rejects apartheid cases against Ford, IBM

    Mon, 27 Jul 2015 22:03:10 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Victims of apartheid in South Africa cannot sue IBM Corp. and Ford Motor Co. in New York because they cannot show that the companies' alleged offending behavior occurred in the United States, a federal appeals court said Monday.

  • New Yorker rises from school teacher to FBI boss

    Sun, 26 Jul 2015 15:37:04 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — The first Hispanic to run the FBI's largest field office almost never got there.

  • Judge: Caesars can be sued while unit in bankruptcy

    Wed, 22 Jul 2015 22:29:01 GMT

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Chicago bankruptcy judge has ruled he won't stop pending lawsuits against Caesars Entertainment Corp. while its debt-heavy subsidiary is in bankruptcy.

  • Court ruling clears way for Novartis' low-cost biotech drug

    Tue, 21 Jul 2015 19:53:07 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court has ruled that Novartis can begin selling its lower-cost copy of an Amgen Inc. drug in September, rejecting a bid to further delay the launch of the knock-off biotech medication.

  • Bratwurst battle brewing in federal court in Milwaukee

    Tue, 21 Jul 2015 16:29:49 GMT

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Two Wisconsin sausage companies are battling in court over who can use the term "backyard brat."

  • The rogues gallery of accounting scandals through the years

    Tue, 21 Jul 2015 16:28:20 GMT

    The resignation of nine Toshiba executives, including the CEO, for doctoring books places the company beside the growing rogues' gallery of corporate desperados. Here's a look at some of the most notorious.

  • Judge rules California cab companies can sue Uber over ads

    Sat, 18 Jul 2015 19:16:39 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge has ruled California taxicab companies can sue competitor Uber over advertising statements that it offers the safest rides on the road.

  • Court: Airlines get leeway when someone references a bomb

    Thu, 16 Jul 2015 23:25:19 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — A court in New York says airline employees cannot be held liable if they misinterpret an upset passenger's reference to a bomb as a threat when they report it to security authorities.

  • Former NY investment exec gets prison for fraud scheme

    Thu, 16 Jul 2015 14:49:09 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — A former New York investment executive has been sentenced to 21 months in prison and $10 million in restitution for a scheme that caused the collapse of an Oklahoma insurance company.

  • Uber fined $7M for keeping info from California regulators

    Thu, 16 Jul 2015 00:45:34 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Uber picked up a hefty tab Wednesday when a judge fined the taxi-alternative's California subsidiary $7.3 million for refusing to give state regulators information about its business practices, including when its drivers turn down ride requests and how accessible vehicles are to disabled riders.

  • Menendez defense raises more than $1.5M since indictment

    Wed, 15 Jul 2015 23:46:44 GMT

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez has raised more than $1.5 million for his legal defense fund since he was indicted on federal corruption charges in April and has spent more than $867,000 defending himself, according to a review of a disclosure filed with the Senate.

  • 46 indicted on charges related to smuggling drugs on flights

    Wed, 15 Jul 2015 21:51:54 GMT

    DALLAS (AP) — Dozens of people are facing charges related to smuggling drugs into several U.S. cities on commercial flights from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, federal prosecutors said Wednesday.

  • Whiskey maker Templeton Rye reaches settlement in lawsuits

    Tue, 14 Jul 2015 15:43:54 GMT

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The makers of Templeton Rye have agreed to settle three class-action lawsuits that disputed claims the company made about the origin and production of its whiskey.

  • Second company probed for air bag inflator malfunctions

    Tue, 14 Jul 2015 13:21:39 GMT

    DETROIT (AP) — The problem of exploding air bags could be widening beyond Japanese manufacturer Takata Corp.