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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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  • Trump settles lawsuit against Univision

    Thu, 11 Feb 2016 19:13:16 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump and Univision said Thursday they have resolved the lawsuit that the Republican presidential contender filed after the company decided last summer not to broadcast the Miss Universe and Miss USA pageants.

  • Brazil police arrest ex-president of construction company

    Thu, 11 Feb 2016 17:57:11 GMT

    SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian police have arrested the former president of construction giant Andrade Gutierrez for his suspected role in a bribery scandal involving the state-owned company that operates Brazil's two nuclear power plants.

  • 2 Uber execs facing jail in France amid tensions with taxis

    Thu, 11 Feb 2016 14:57:40 GMT

    PARIS (AP) — Two top Uber executives appeared Thursday in court in charges that could send them to prison and offer the ride-hailing company one of its most serious legal challenges to date in France.

  • Senate panel votes to hold website in contempt over sex ads

    Wed, 10 Feb 2016 21:38:22 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate panel voted on Wednesday to hold the classified advertising website Backpage.com in civil contempt for failing to comply with a congressional subpoena into how it screens ads for possible sex trafficking.

  • Italians arrest Argentine prelate in swindle scheme

    Wed, 10 Feb 2016 18:52:50 GMT

    ROME (AP) — An Argentine monsignor suspected of being behind a Ponzi scheme swindling investors out of 30 million euros ($34 million) has been put under house arrest in Genoa, Italian financial police said Wednesday.

  • Martin Shkreli sued by artist over Wu-Tang Clan album

    Tue, 09 Feb 2016 23:27:46 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — A Long Island artist sued ex-pharmaceutical CEO Martin Shkreli and others Tuesday over the use of his art in a Wu-Tang Clan album, saying he never expected portraits he posted on a fan blog two years ago to be used without his permission.

  • Former Tyco CEO named board chairman of ex-prisoners group

    Tue, 09 Feb 2016 23:22:11 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — A former business titan convicted more than a decade ago in a notorious corporate fraud case that featured headline-grabbing tales of excessive spending is now board chairman of a New York City nonprofit that helps ex-prisoners re-enter society, the group announced Tuesday.

  • Spain: Princess Cristina back in court for tax fraud trial

    Tue, 09 Feb 2016 09:40:42 GMT

    PALMA DE MALLORCA, Spain (AP) — Spain's Princess Cristina was back in court Tuesday for trial along with 17 others, including her husband, on charges ranging from tax fraud to embezzlement.

  • Former court clerk ordered to pay back $1M, at $600 a month

    Mon, 08 Feb 2016 02:39:21 GMT

    MCCOMB, Miss. (AP) — A former court clerk who pleaded guilty to embezzlement must pay back more than $1 million, at $600 a month, a Mississippi judge has ruled.

  • Ex-'Survivor' contestant charged with possessing child porn

    Sat, 06 Feb 2016 18:16:02 GMT

    CLARKSTON, Mich. (AP) — Michigan authorities have charged a former "Survivor" contestant with possessing child pornography and running Ponzi scheme.

  • The Latest: Crane company says collapse being probed

    Fri, 05 Feb 2016 15:28:26 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a fatal crane collapse in Lower Manhattan (all times local):

  • State judge to hear challenge to Confederate statue removal

    Fri, 05 Feb 2016 14:21:01 GMT

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An opponent to the removal of prominent Confederate monuments in New Orleans gets a chance to make his case in state court.

  • NY court agrees to rehear Ex-Goldman board member's appeal

    Fri, 05 Feb 2016 02:24:09 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals court agreed on Thursday to rehear the appeal of the insider-trading conviction of a former board member for Goldman Sachs and Proctor & Gamble.

  • Company in West Virginia chem spill receives 'symbolic' fine

    Thu, 04 Feb 2016 21:23:50 GMT

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A bankrupt chemical company responsible for a spill that contaminated a West Virginia river and fouled the drinking water supply of 300,000 residents was fined $900,000 on pollution charges Thursday, with a judge noting that Freedom Industries likely could never pay it.

  • Roberts sold more than $250,000 in Microsoft stock

    Thu, 04 Feb 2016 08:23:35 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court's recent decision to step into a relatively unimportant case involving Microsoft's Xbox 360 gaming system revealed that Chief Justice John Roberts has sold between $250,000 and $500,000 in Microsoft stock in the past year.

  • Things to know about Navajo Nation, Urban Outfitters dispute

    Thu, 04 Feb 2016 04:09:56 GMT

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation is seeking potentially millions of dollars from Urban Outfitters Inc. over clothing, jewelry and other merchandise bearing the tribe's name that the popular retailer has sold.

  • FTC shuts down diet-pill distributor for alleged fake claims

    Thu, 04 Feb 2016 01:15:21 GMT

    GLENDALE, Calif. (AP) — A Glendale, California, company shut down 10 months ago will pay about $10 million to settle claims by the Federal Trade Commission that it wildly exaggerated the results of its diet supplements, used fake endorsements from people like Oprah Winfrey and hired marketers to send millions of spam emails.

  • FTC shuts down diet-pill distributer for alleged fake claims

    Thu, 04 Feb 2016 00:56:56 GMT

    GLENDALE, Calif. (AP) — A Glendale, California, company shut down 10 months ago will pay about $10 million to settle claims by the Federal Trade Commission that it wildly exaggerated the results of its diet supplements, used fake endorsements from people like Oprah Winfrey and hired marketers to send millions of spam emails.

  • Ailing media mogul Sumner Redstone resigns as chair of CBS

    Thu, 04 Feb 2016 00:06:15 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sumner Redstone, the ailing 92-year-old media mogul who controls TV and movie powerhouses CBS and Viacom, has stepped down as executive chairman of CBS amid a courtroom battle over his health and mental capacity. CBS Chief Executive Leslie Moonves will replace him as chairman.

  • Review reveals problems protecting workers from pesticides

    Wed, 03 Feb 2016 18:11:59 GMT

    BELLE GLADE, Fla. (AP) — Dozens of farmworkers looked up at the little yellow plane buzzing over the Florida radish field, a mist of pesticide falling from its wings.

  • Algeria: 8 convicted in vast, high-level oil corruption case

    Wed, 03 Feb 2016 10:21:53 GMT

    ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — An Algerian court has fined German and Italian companies and convicted eight people of corruption or related crimes in a vast trial into wrongdoing around state-run oil giant Sonatrach.