Corporate investigations

FILE - In this April 30, 2019, file photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg makes the keynote speech at F8, Facebook's developer conference in San Jose, Calif. A Wall Street Journal report says that the FTC has voted this week to approve a fine of about $5 billion for Facebook over privacy violations. The report Friday, July 12, 2019, cites an unnamed person familiar with the matter. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)
July 13, 2019 - 1:23 am
At $5 billion, the fine the U.S. Federal Trade Commission is about to levy on Facebook is by far the largest it's given to a technology company, easily eclipsing the second largest, $22 million for Google in 2012. The long-expected punishment, which Facebook is well prepared for, is unlikely to...
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Jeon Chansu, right, manager of South Korean Trade Security Section at Ministry of Industry, Trade and Resources, and Jun Iwamatsu, left, director of Japanese Trade Control Policy Division, Trade Control Department, meet to discuss Japan's tightening of controls on high-tech exports to South Korea, in Tokyo, Japan, Friday, July 12, 2019. (Kim Byung-kyun/Yonhap via AP)
July 12, 2019 - 9:09 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea and Japan on Friday failed to immediately resolve their dispute over Japanese export restrictions that could hurt South Korean technology companies, as Seoul called for an investigation by the United Nations or another international body. Tokyo last week...
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In this file picture taken Tuesday, July 3, 2018, show Riza Aziz, right, stepson of Malaysian former Prime Minister Najib Razak, arrives at Anti-Corruption Agency in Putrajaya, Malaysia. Malaysia's anti-graft agency said Thursday it has detained Riza Aziz, the stepson of ex-premier Najib Razak and a Hollywood film producer, and will charge him with money laundering. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian, File)
July 04, 2019 - 7:16 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's anti-graft agency said Thursday it has detained Riza Aziz, the stepson of former Prime Minister Najib Razak and a Hollywood film producer, and will charge him with money laundering. Anti-Corruption Commission chief Latheefa Koya said Riza was picked up...
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Kevin Riley, editor of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, right, talks with David Pitofsky, General Counsel of News Corp, during their appearance before the House Judiciary Antitrust subcommittee hearing on 'Online Platforms and Market Power', on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
June 11, 2019 - 5:46 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of both parties on Tuesday suggested legislation may be necessary for the financially-struggling U.S. news industry as lawmakers began a bipartisan investigation into the market dominance of Silicon Valley companies. At a hearing of the House Judiciary Committee's...
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June 07, 2019 - 1:31 pm
PARIS (AP) — French authorities have launched an investigation into an alleged fraud scheme involving French and Polish companies suspected of providing minced meat of extremely poor quality to charities. France's anti-fraud agency said Friday that the French company that sold 1,500 tons of frozen...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Tuesday, May 22, 2018, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg leaves the EU Parliament in Brussels during a series of meetings over data protection standards at the internet giant and alleged misuse of the personal information. The European Federal Cartel Office issued a ruling in February 2019 making it harder for Facebook to combine data from all its services to target ads more precisely to users. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert, FILE)
June 07, 2019 - 6:40 am
LONDON (AP) — As U.S. authorities prepare to investigate Silicon Valley's digital giants, they'll look for inspiration — and warnings — from Europe, where regulators have led global efforts to rein in Big Tech with only mixed results. The European Union's executive commission has slapped Google...
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FILE- In this Aug. 24, 2015, file photo specialist Frank Masiello is reflected in his screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stocks were mixed in early trading Monday, June 3, 2019, as investors looked to shake off the steep losses incurred in May. Energy and health care stocks led most sectors higher, although declines in some major technology and internet companies limited the gains. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
June 03, 2019 - 5:40 pm
Major U.S. stock indexes ended mostly lower Monday amid signs that the Trump administration is laying the groundwork to ratchet up scrutiny on some of the market's biggest names: Apple, Facebook, Amazon and Google. Google's parent Alphabet lost 6.1% and Facebook sank 7.5%. Apple shed 1% on the day...
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FILE - In this March 6, 2019 photo, Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer departs the Capitol in Washington. Prosecutors aren’t quite finished investigating campaign finance violations by Cohen. A federal judge in New York agreed Tuesday, May 21 to keep search warrant materials related to the investigation under seal until at least mid-July after prosecutors submitted a letter explaining that the probe is still ongoing. Cohen is serving a three-year prison sentence after admitting paying off two women who claimed they had affairs with Trump. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
May 22, 2019 - 8:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — It was Michael Cohen's numerous contacts with a Russia-linked company and a sudden flow of foreign money into a bank account he controlled that led federal investigators to look into whether the money might be part of a plan to lift U.S. sanctions on Russia, according to court...
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House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., leads his panel on a hearing about executive privilege and congressional oversight, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 15, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
May 15, 2019 - 5:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House sharply escalated its resistance to congressional attempts to investigate President Donald Trump , notifying the House Judiciary panel Wednesday that it would refuse to comply with sweeping requests for documents and witness testimony while declaring that the...
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FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 23, 2018 file photo, British investigator Peter Humphrey addresses the media during a press conference in London. Britain’s communications regulator says on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 it’s investigating China’s state TV channel over a complaint about fairness and privacy. The investigation follows British corporate investigator Peter Humphrey’s complaint against CCTV and its international division, China Global Television, for airing his forced confession when he was imprisoned in China, which he said violated U.K. broadcasting rules. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, file)
May 08, 2019 - 11:19 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain's communications regulator says it's investigating China's state TV channel over a complaint about fairness and privacy. Ofcom said in a statement Wednesday it is looking into China Central Television, or CCTV. The investigation follows British corporate investigator Peter...
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