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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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  • House GOP sues Obama administration on health law

    Fri, 21 Nov 2014 22:49:12 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans filed a federal lawsuit Friday accusing the Obama administration of exceeding its constitutional powers in carrying out President Barack Obama's prized health care law, giving legal voice to conservatives who have long protested that he has abused his office's authority.

  • Alco Stores to close following bankruptcy order

    Fri, 21 Nov 2014 22:10:55 GMT

    DALLAS (AP) — Small-town discount retailer Alco Stores will close after a U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Dallas approved an order by the company's creditors to shutter its stores.

  • Apparent settlement reached in National Beef case

    Fri, 21 Nov 2014 22:09:32 GMT

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — An apparent settlement has been reached in the class action lawsuit against National Beef brought by workers at its Liberal, Kansas, meatpacking plant, according to a court filing Friday.

  • House GOP sues administration over health care law

    Fri, 21 Nov 2014 19:49:27 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans sued the Obama administration on Friday over its implementation of President Barack Obama's health care law, saying he had overstepped his legal authority in carrying out the program.

  • Man admits $20 million Ponzi scheme in New Jersey

    Thu, 20 Nov 2014 23:39:57 GMT

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A central New Jersey man has admitted running a $20 million Ponzi scheme.

  • Arizona sues General Motors over delayed recalls

    Thu, 20 Nov 2014 23:29:00 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's attorney general has sued General Motors Co. for failing to recall millions of cars and trucks with safety defects the auto giant did not disclose for years. The lawsuit seeks potentially billions of dollars in fines.

  • Ex-coal exec pleads not guilty in W.Va. mine blast

    Thu, 20 Nov 2014 21:24:30 GMT

    BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — Ex-coal company chief executive Don Blankenship pleaded not guilty Thursday to conspiracy and other charges in the deadliest U.S. mine accident in four decades.

  • PG&E fined over alleged secret dealings

    Thu, 20 Nov 2014 20:34:18 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — State regulators Thursday fined Pacific Gas & Electric Co. and required its shareholders to cover as much as $400 million of a planned gas rate increase because of backroom negotiations between the utility and regulators.

  • Harvard sued over push for fossil fuels divestment

    Thu, 20 Nov 2014 17:16:16 GMT

    BOSTON (AP) — Seven Harvard University students have filed a lawsuit asking a judge to force the university's governing body to divest from fossil fuel companies.

  • Uber investigating if exec broke privacy rules

    Wed, 19 Nov 2014 21:54:56 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Uber Technologies is investigating whether one of its general managers violated the popular car-booking service's privacy policies by snooping on a reporter's whereabouts.

  • Brazil ex-billionaire on trial for insider trading

    Tue, 18 Nov 2014 22:41:12 GMT

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's one-time richest man, whose meteoric rise to No. 7 on the Forbes billionaires list and equally spectacular bust came to symbolize the country's economic fortunes, went on trial Tuesday in a historic insider trading case seen as a blow against an ingrained culture of impunity.

  • Uber, Nevada taxi legal battle gets complicated

    Mon, 17 Nov 2014 23:43:35 GMT

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — A legal battle between Nevada's highly regulated taxi industry and ride-sharing company Uber has gotten complicated as two state judges laid claim to hearing the same case.

  • AP IMPACT: 'Vaccine court' keeps claimants waiting

    Mon, 17 Nov 2014 18:37:25 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A system Congress established to speed help to Americans harmed by vaccines has instead heaped additional suffering on thousands of families, The Associated Press has found.

  • Hellmann's maker tweaks site in 'mayonnaise' spat

    Mon, 17 Nov 2014 16:16:16 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — The maker of Hellmann's mayonnaise has some egg on its face.

  • Court denies plastics exec's appeal of SEC fines

    Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:15:48 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court won't hear an appeal from a New Jersey plastics industry executive who was ordered to pay $49.5 million for lying about his ownership of a music retailer's stock.

  • Prosecutors troubled by extent of military fraud

    Mon, 17 Nov 2014 09:11:33 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Fabian Barrera found a way to make fast cash in the Texas National Guard, earning roughly $181,000 for claiming to have steered 119 potential recruits to join the military. But the bonuses were ill-gotten because the former captain never actually referred any of them.

  • Companies accuse Haslam of directing Pilot fraud

    Sat, 15 Nov 2014 23:54:40 GMT

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two trucking companies are accusing Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam of directly orchestrating a scheme to cheat customers out of promised rebates and discounts, according to recent court filings.

  • Insurer sues owner of tall ship that sank in Sandy

    Sat, 15 Nov 2014 05:24:27 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — An insurance company is suing the owner of an 18th-century replica sailing ship that sank during Superstorm Sandy.

  • Judge blocks Maui County from implementing GMO law

    Sat, 15 Nov 2014 02:55:44 GMT

    HONOLULU (AP) — A federal judge said Friday that Maui County may not implement a new law banning the cultivation of genetically modified organisms until he considers arguments in a lawsuit against the measure.

  • Brazil execs arrested as Petrobras scandal grows

    Sat, 15 Nov 2014 00:37:07 GMT

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Federal police on Friday sharply expanded what is becoming Brazil's biggest political kickback scandal, arresting top construction company executives and detaining another former director of the state-run energy company.

  • Challenge to Obamacare on contraceptives rejected

    Fri, 14 Nov 2014 23:38:47 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday upheld a path devised by the Obama administration that allows religious nonprofit groups to avoid paying for contraception under the president's health care law.