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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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  • Supreme Court sympathetic to Microsoft in Xbox owners' suit

    Tue, 21 Mar 2017 16:10:59 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is suggesting it's sympathetic to Microsoft Corp. in a dispute with disgruntled owners of the Xbox 360 video-game system who sued saying the console has a design defect that scratches game discs.

  • High court says patent suit over adult diapers can proceed

    Tue, 21 Mar 2017 15:44:35 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says a company that makes adult diapers did not wait too long to sue a rival for copying its patented design.

  • AP EXPLAINS: Allegations surrounding ousted S. Korean leader

    Tue, 21 Mar 2017 08:47:59 GMT

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Several months into their investigation into the country's biggest political scandal in decades, South Korean prosecutors on Tuesday finally met and questioned recently ousted President Park Geun-hye to determine whether to seek a warrant to arrest her.

  • Swiss bank UBS ordered to stand tax-fraud trial in France

    Mon, 20 Mar 2017 21:56:55 GMT

    PARIS (AP) — Swiss bank UBS AG has been ordered to stand trial in France for allegedly helping wealthy French clients evade the country's tax authorities after it rejected as too pricey an out-of-court settlement offer from prosecutors.

  • Brazil meat scandal deepens as China, EU, Chile bar imports

    Mon, 20 Mar 2017 21:40:44 GMT

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A scandal over alleged bribery by meatpackers to allow the sale of expired meat in Brazil deepened Monday as the European Union, China and Chile decided to halt some meat imports from Latin America's largest nation.

  • The Latest: Grassley says Gorsuch will uphold Constitution

    Mon, 20 Mar 2017 14:16:02 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Senate confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch (all times local):

  • Cheerleaders, chambermaids: The Supreme Court's broad reach

    Mon, 20 Mar 2017 07:45:48 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The rhythms of daily life for ordinary Americans may seem far removed from the rarified world of the U.S. Supreme Court.

  • Doughnut shop sued over man's fatal allergic reaction

    Sat, 18 Mar 2017 19:03:34 GMT

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — A Georgia man is suing a Louisiana doughnut shop over claims that his father died of an allergic reaction after eating an apple fritter.

  • Wells Fargo CEO: Too early to judge Trump's performance

    Fri, 17 Mar 2017 14:26:15 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Wells Fargo CEO Tim Sloan says that it's too early to gauge President Trump's job performance, but says that he will succeed as long as the White House focuses on jobs and economic growth.

  • 4 Boston homeless sue security firm, saying guard hurt them

    Fri, 17 Mar 2017 13:24:26 GMT

    BOSTON (AP) — Four homeless people who say they were injured by security guards at a Boston train station have sued a former guard and the company he worked for.

  • Financial adviser gets 7 years for $21M Ponzi scheme

    Thu, 16 Mar 2017 19:15:03 GMT

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island financial adviser who pleaded guilty to orchestrating a $21 million Ponzi scheme has been sentenced to seven years in prison.

  • Volkswagen exec remains jailed in US emissions cheating case

    Thu, 16 Mar 2017 17:59:06 GMT

    DETROIT (AP) — A judge on Thursday refused to set a bond and release a German Volkswagen executive who was arrested in the company's U.S. emissions scandal while on vacation in Florida.

  • Volkswagen exec stays in jail in US emissions cheating case

    Thu, 16 Mar 2017 17:00:12 GMT

    DETROIT (AP) — A judge on Thursday refused to set a bond and release a German Volkswagen executive who was arrested in the company's U.S. emissions scandal while on vacation in Florida.

  • Australian court fines gambling company Tabcorp $35 million

    Thu, 16 Mar 2017 06:55:09 GMT

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian court on Thursday fined gambling company Tabcorp a record 45 million Australian dollars ($35 million) for failing to comply with anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing obligations.

  • US charges 2 Russian agents, 2 hackers in mass Yahoo breach

    Wed, 15 Mar 2017 17:41:39 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Russian intelligence agents and two hackers have been charged in a devastating breach at Yahoo that affected at least a half billion user accounts, the Justice Department said Wednesday in bringing the first case of its kind against Russian government officials.

  • Hackers hijack Twitter accounts over Turkish diplomatic feud

    Wed, 15 Mar 2017 11:08:50 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — Twitter says it has revoked access to block "a third-party app" apparently used to hack a number of accounts to broadcast pro-Turkish messages.

  • Reports: Audi headquarters searched in emissions probe

    Wed, 15 Mar 2017 09:23:12 GMT

    BERLIN (AP) — German media report that authorities are searching offices of Audi in connection with an investigation into the luxury automaker's parent company Volkswagen's cheating on diesel emissions tests.

  • Doctors ask court to reinstate Newtown gun maker lawsuit

    Tue, 14 Mar 2017 20:34:29 GMT

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A group of doctors who treated mass shooting victims is asking the state Supreme Court to reinstate a lawsuit against the maker of the rifle used in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre.

  • Company asks judge to reject tribal plea on oil pipeline

    Tue, 14 Mar 2017 19:57:40 GMT

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The company building the Dakota Access pipeline has asked a federal judge to reject the latest attempt by two American Indian tribes to halt the project, with oil likely to begin flowing early next week.

  • City alleges drugmaker let OxyContin flood black market

    Tue, 14 Mar 2017 17:31:02 GMT

    EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — As deaths from painkillers and heroin abuse spiked and street crimes increased, the mayor of Everett took major steps to tackle the opioid epidemic devastating this working-class city north of Seattle.

  • Couple sue pharma giant for work that led to prison in China

    Tue, 14 Mar 2017 15:38:02 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — When investigators Peter Humphrey and Yu Yingzeng were hired by pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline in 2013, their job was to look into a former employee in China who, they were told, was making false allegations about the firm.