Law

Aug08, 2018

Wilbur Ross allegedly siphoned millions of dollars from associates

Commerce conundrum According to a report by Forbes, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross may have illegally siphoned over $120 million from business associates in the past. Forbes sat down with over 20 of Ross’s associates from his private equity firm WL…
Aug01, 2018

Facebook removes Russian-linked accounts

When it rains, it pours Facebook announced on Tuesday that it has removed multiple accounts that they believe are attached to Russians targeting US political elections. Facebook told lawmakers that over 30 accounts were likely linked to Russia, who used…
Jul27, 2018

“Papa John” will sue Papa John’s

Papa John’s problems continue Papa John’s founder John Schnatter, also known as “Papa John,” will file a lawsuit against Papa John’s to access company records. Schnatter believes that he was treated unfairly following his racial slur in a media session.…
Jul26, 2018

Qualcomm will stop pursuing NXP

Qual-lateral damage Qualcomm announced in October 2016 that it would acquire NXP for $47 billion. However, the country still awaits China’s approval of the deal. Because of this, Qualcomm has decided to pull out of the acquisition. The tech firm…
Jul25, 2018

E-cigarette company Juul is being investigated for addicting kids

Juul problems Massachusetts is investigating e-cigarette company Juul Labs for its potential targeting of kids and blatantly addicting them to nicotine. Juul Labs controls over 66 percent of the e-cigarette market, and a significant portion of this figure comes from…
Jul25, 2018

Nestle struggles to get KitKat trademarked

European court doesn’t break over KitKat Nestle attempted to overturn a ruling a European court ruling that claimed it had not proven KitKat’s shape should be allowed a trademark. The European Court of Justice dismissed this attempt quickly and set…
Jul20, 2018

Baltimore bans sugared drinks from kids’ menus

Sugared drinks ban not so sweet for restaurants Baltimore announced Wednesday that sugared drinks will now be banned from kids’ menus in the entire city. The city is the largest to do so, passing the Baltimore City Healthy Kids Meals…
Jul20, 2018

Airbnb will be regulated in New York City

City Council challenges Airbnb New York City’s City Council voted on Wednesday to move a bill forward that will block rental services like Airbnb. For hosts to continue renting their space short-term, they will need to register their space with…
Jul19, 2018

European Commission fines Google $5 billion

Google faces another European lawsuit The European Commission announced on Wednesday that it is fining Google €4.34 billion ($5 billion) for forcing its Google apps onto smartphone users. Antitrust official Margrethe Vestager had this to say about the fine: Google…
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