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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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  • Swiss take action over insider trading, market manipulation

    Fri, 23 Jun 2017 08:48:59 GMT

    GENEVA (AP) — Switzerland's financial markets authority said Friday that it has taken action in two separate cases of insider trading and market manipulation, seizing millions of Swiss francs (dollars) of illegal profits and banning three traders from the industry.

  • Friend of ousted S. Korean president gets 3 years in prison

    Fri, 23 Jun 2017 03:31:20 GMT

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean court on Friday sentenced a longtime friend of ousted President Park Geun-hye to three years in prison for using her presidential ties to unlawfully get her daughter into a prestigious Seoul university.

  • Uber knew fired exec had info at center of Google theft case

    Fri, 23 Jun 2017 01:06:37 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Uber acknowledged hiring a former Google engineer — now accused of stealing self-driving car technology — despite having received warnings that he was still carrying around some of his former employer's property.

  • Scientist gets time served for theft of military documents

    Thu, 22 Jun 2017 21:49:49 GMT

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A scientist who pleaded guilty to taking sensitive documents from a Connecticut military contractor to his native China was sentenced on Thursday to 2 1/2 years in prison he has already served.

  • Court: Sailors can sue in US over Japanese nuclear disaster

    Thu, 22 Jun 2017 21:34:38 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court says members of the U.S. Navy can pursue their lawsuit in a U.S. court alleging radiation exposure from Japan's Fukushima nuclear power plant.

  • Lawsuits complain that 2x4s, other boards don't measure up

    Thu, 22 Jun 2017 21:29:09 GMT

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — The 2x4 and 4x4 boards used in the framework of most homes and wood fences just don't measure up to the dimensions in their names.

  • $120 million fine proposed for travel-deal robocalls

    Thu, 22 Jun 2017 17:31:13 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Federal Communications Commission is proposing a $120 million fine for a scheme that appeared to trick consumers into buying vacation packages that were not what they had expected.

  • Coal company sues HBO's John Oliver for defamation

    Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:17:42 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Coal company Murray Energy has sued HBO and its Sunday-night host, John Oliver, for what it says was a "false and malicious broadcast" last Sunday evening. It's seeking financial damages and a court order barring rebroadcasts of the segment's "defamatory statements."

  • Former immigration detainees challenge labor practices

    Thu, 22 Jun 2017 07:33:27 GMT

    DENVER (AP) — People once held in a privately run Colorado immigration detention center are challenging the system used to keep it clean and maintained, arguing it borders on modern day slavery.

  • Well-known names surface as possible Uber CEO candidates

    Thu, 22 Jun 2017 04:05:30 GMT

    DETROIT (AP) — Uber seeks a strong manager who can repair a broken image, juggle multiple lawsuits and government investigations, develop and nurture a new corporate culture and lead a successful IPO.

  • Judge blocks merger of nuclear-waste disposal companies

    Thu, 22 Jun 2017 01:23:21 GMT

    DOVER, Del. (AP) — A federal judge in Delaware has blocked a Utah-based nuclear waste disposal company from buying a Texas-based competitor.

  • Uber searches for a new CEO in wake of Kalanick's departure

    Thu, 22 Jun 2017 00:56:52 GMT

    DETROIT (AP) — Uber seeks a strong manager who can repair a broken image, juggle multiple lawsuits and government investigations, develop and nurture a new corporate culture and lead a successful IPO.

  • Court rejects MGM lawsuit as company competes with tribes

    Wed, 21 Jun 2017 20:17:26 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — MGM Resorts International lost another round Wednesday in a court fight aimed at giving it leverage against Native American tribes in Connecticut as they compete for casino customers.

  • Missouri attorney general sues drug companies over opioids

    Wed, 21 Jun 2017 17:29:53 GMT

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley on Wednesday filed suit against three large pharmaceutical companies, saying their "campaign of fraud and deception" led to a startling opioid crisis in the state.

  • A look at special counsel Robert Mueller's team of lawyers

    Wed, 21 Jun 2017 16:06:50 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The team of lawyers investigating potential coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign is still growing, but its early composition reveals a breadth of experience in criminal law and in following the money.

  • Brazil federal police accuse president of getting bribes

    Tue, 20 Jun 2017 23:09:43 GMT

    SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's federal police said Tuesday that investigators have found evidence President Michel Temer received bribes to help businesses, raising a new threat that the embattled leader could be suspended from office pending a corruption trial.

  • Brazil's Temer accused of corruption by federal police

    Tue, 20 Jun 2017 22:39:10 GMT

    SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's federal police force says it has found evidence that embattled President Michel Temer received bribes to help businesses.

  • Brazil's Temer accused of passive corruption by police

    Tue, 20 Jun 2017 21:53:26 GMT

    SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's federal police force says it has found evidence that embattled President Michel Temer received bribes to help businesses.

  • High Court ruling may hurt claims of talc link to cancer

    Tue, 20 Jun 2017 21:46:34 GMT

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Supreme Court ruling this week could have a "chilling effect" on the many lawsuits filed in St. Louis claiming talcum powder causes a deadly form of cancer in women, including cases under appeal in which stricken women and their survivors have been awarded more than $300 million, experts said Tuesday.

  • Ride-hailing service CEO faces Virgin Islands fraud charges

    Tue, 20 Jun 2017 21:40:41 GMT

    BOSTON (AP) — The CEO of a Boston ride-hailing company geared toward women is facing charges he defrauded the U.S. Virgin Islands' government out of more than $2 million.

  • Experts: Takata bankruptcy means air bag victims get less

    Tue, 20 Jun 2017 04:05:32 GMT

    DETROIT (AP) — A bankruptcy filing by Japanese air bag maker Takata will leave little money for dozens of people who sued the company over deaths and injuries caused by its exploding air bag inflators, according to outside legal experts and lawyers suing the company.