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November 08, 2019 - 12:44 pm
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Ben & Jerry's is facing a lawsuit accusing the ice cream maker and its parent company of false advertising by saying the milk and cream in its products comes from "happy cows." In a complaint filed Oct. 31 in federal court in Burlington, Vermont, where Ben & Jerry's...
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FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2019, file photo people walk by a Google sign on the campus in Mountain View, Calif. Alphabet’s board of directors is investigating claims of sexual misconduct made against executives and how the company handled the allegations. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
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November 07, 2019 - 5:06 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In response to shareholder lawsuits, the board at Google parent Alphabet is investigating claims of sexual misconduct made against executives and how the company handled them. CNBC first reported Wednesday that the company has hired an outside firm to examine how its executives...
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November 07, 2019 - 12:22 pm
CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — A New York judge on Wednesday scheduled what could be the second state-level trial in the U.S. on the toll of opioids. Judge Jerry Garguilo set a trial date of Jan. 20 for claims brought by the state attorney general and the Long Island counties of Nassau and Suffolk...
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FILE - In this Nov.14, 2017 file photo, a site of cement maker Lafarge is pictured in Paris. A French court Thursday Nov. 7, 2019 has quashed the charges of "complicity in crimes against humanity" pressed against French cement company Lafarge yet said the judicial proceedings over Syria funding deals can continue. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)
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November 07, 2019 - 6:02 am
PARIS (AP) — A French court on Thursday quashed charges of "complicity in crimes against humanity" pressed against French cement company Lafarge, but says other charges will be considered over payments made to armed forces in Syria. The other charges that the Paris appeal court maintained against...
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FILE - This Oct. 29, 2013 file photo shows people at Lanikai Beach, a popular neighborhood for vacation rentals, in Kailua, Hawaii. A judge has ruled that Hawaii tax authorities may subpoena Airbnb for records of its hosts as part of an investigation into whether operators of vacation rentals have been paying their taxes. Airbnb says it will hand over records of 1,000 Hawaii hosts who received the most revenue from 2016 through 2018. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy, File)
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November 06, 2019 - 9:04 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — A judge ruled Wednesday that Hawaii tax authorities may subpoena Airbnb for records of its hosts as the state investigates whether operators of vacation rentals have been paying their taxes. First Circuit Court Judge Bert Ayabe approved the subpoena after a brief hearing. Airbnb and...
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California Attorney General Xavier Becerra gestures while speaking at a media conference Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019, in San Francisco. Becerra disclosed an ongoing probe into Facebook privacy practices as investigators sought a court's help in getting documents and answers from Facebook. The California probe, one of many legal inquiries into Facebook, began as a response to the Cambridge Analytica scandal and grew into an investigation into whether Facebook has misrepresented its privacy practices, deceived users and broken California law.(AP Photo/Ben Margot)
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November 06, 2019 - 5:58 pm
California's attorney general disclosed an ongoing probe into Facebook's privacy practices Wednesday, as it sued the company over its repeated refusal to turn over documents and answer questions. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said his probe has been going on for more than a year. He...
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November 06, 2019 - 1:16 pm
State attorneys general with pending lawsuits against OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma and its owners will ask a federal bankruptcy judge Wednesday to give them more time to continue negotiating. A temporary freeze on their lawsuits expires this week, when the judge is to decide whether to halt them...
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FILE - In this June 17, 2010 file photo, United Auto Workers Vice President Joe Ashton addresses the autoworker's convention in Detroit. The retired vice president is the latest to be charged in a corruption scandal at the United Auto Workers union. Ashton is accused of getting thousands of dollars in kickbacks from a contractor who made watches for union members. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio File)
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November 06, 2019 - 12:04 pm
DETROIT (AP) — A retired vice president of the United Auto Workers union on Wednesday became the 13th person to be charged in a widening federal investigation of alleged corruption at the union and auto companies. Joe Ashton is accused of receiving thousands of dollars in kickbacks from a...
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FILE- In this Dec. 10, 2017, file photo Jacksonville Jaguars running back T.J. Yeldon warms up wearing Under Armour cleats before an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks in Jacksonville, Fla. A strong quarter from Under Armour is being overshadowed by a federal investigation into the company’s accounting practices. The athletic gear maker reported better than expected profit and revenue for the third quarter Monday, Nov. 4, 2019, but shares are down 13% before the opening bell. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton, File)
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November 04, 2019 - 1:01 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — A strong quarter from Under Armour was overshadowed by federal investigations into the company's accounting practices. The company also lowered its revenue expectations for the year Monday. The probe, first reported by The Wall Street Journal, is seeking information that would...
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November 03, 2019 - 9:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Under Armour Inc. is being investigated by federal authorities over its accounting practices. The athletic gear company said Sunday that it has been cooperating with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the U.S. Department of Justice on their investigations for two years...
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