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      • A Limited Corporate Crackdown

        A Limited Corporate Crackdown

        The Trump Administration has, for the most part, allowed large corporations to get away with all kinds of misconduct. It has weakened enforcement, limited the use of heavy penalties and searched for ways to dismantle regulations. Yet there is one cor…
        - 2 days ago, 23 May 19, 5:07pm -
      • The Other Collusion

        The Other Collusion

        The Trump crowd may have escaped prosecution on charges of colluding with the Russians, but another case involving collusion is moving full steam ahead. Attorneys general from 43 states and Puerto Rico are pursuing a blockbuster lawsuit against the g…
        - 9 days ago, 16 May 19, 3:35pm -
      • Trump’s Wage Theft Vulnerability

        Trump’s Wage Theft Vulnerability

        Donald Trump may have Bill Barr’s Justice Department in his pocket, but the president is on much shakier ground in his home state. And that’s not only because New York Attorney General Letitia James is seeking his tax returns and investigating hi…
        - 23 days ago, 2 May 19, 3:05pm -
      • Prosecuting Corporate Drug Dealers

        Prosecuting Corporate Drug Dealers

        It looked like another of the countless perp walks in which a newly arrested drug dealing suspect is paraded before the cameras by prosecutors. But this time the individual in handcuffs was a 75-year-old former chief executive of a major corporate ph…
        - 30 days ago, 25 Apr 19, 12:13pm -
      • Plenty of Blame to Go Around

        Plenty of Blame to Go Around

        Called to testify before a Congressional committee about the soaring price of insulin, producers of the life-saving medication tried to give the impression that they were part of the solution rather than the source of the problem. Eli Lilly, Novo Nor…
        - 44 days ago, 11 Apr 19, 2:23pm -
      • Suing Employers for Retirement Plan Abuses

        Suing Employers for Retirement Plan Abuses

        In late March the Swiss company ABB agreed to pay $55 million to resolve a lawsuit brought by its U.S. employees alleging that the company charged excessive fees to administer their 401(k) plan. This was just the latest in a long series of class acti…
        - 52 days ago, 3 Apr 19, 1:30pm -
      • Regulation via Litigation

        Regulation via Litigation

        For all the talk of populism, the Trump Administration is preoccupied with easing federal oversight of big business. It’s done this through attempts to undo regulations and by weakening enforcement of the rules that remain. Sure, there are areas in…
        - 58 days ago, 28 Mar 19, 6:12pm -
      • Regulatory Charade

        Regulatory Charade

        It always seems to take a tragedy to reveal the truth about the regulatory system in the United States. After an explosion at an oil refinery, a massive oil spill, a major outbreak of food poisoning, a coal mine collapse or a train derailment, it com…
        - 65 days ago, 21 Mar 19, 5:40pm -
      • Shattering Myths About Business and Society

        Shattering Myths About Business and Society

        Those who believe that corporate executives are virtuous, government regulators are overreaching, and that we live in a meritocracy have been cringing every time they listened to a newscast in recent days. That’s because two major stories have been…
        - 72 days ago, 14 Mar 19, 4:02pm -
      • Resisting the Trump Organization Business Model

        Resisting the Trump Organization Business Model

        A recent 60 Minutes episode provided further evidence of how the pharmaceutical industry successfully pressured federal regulators to allow excessive prescribing of powerful opioids, paving the way for the ongoing epidemic of fatal overdoses. In rece…
        - 79 days ago, 7 Mar 19, 4:16pm -

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      • Canopy Growth acquires This Works: Entry into skincare market will pay dividend
        This Works was created in 2003 by Beauty Director of Vogue UK and International journalist Kathy Phillips, and has since established an international footprint and become a notable player within the health and beauty industry. The company is headquar…
        - 2 days ago, 24 May 19, 4:13am -
      • Luckin Coffee could displace Starbucks in China
        Chinese coffee start-up company Luckin Coffee has demonstrated strong potential in the Chinese coffee market. In just two years of existence the company has expanded prolifically and now threatens Starbucks, the leading coffee house chain operating i…
        - 11 days ago, 15 May 19, 8:31am -
      • Beyond Meat: Vegan burgers are going public
        Beyond Meat raised the price range for its shares before floating on the stock market, valuing the plant-based meat producer at almost $1.5bn. The American company, which counts the actor and ecologist Leonardo DiCaprio its investors, will now offer…
        - 13 days ago, 13 May 19, 4:07am -
      • The Body Shop: Plans to expand in the growing Indian cosmetics market
        The Body Shop is a manufacturer and retailer of personal care and cosmetics products. The company classifies its offerings under seven product categories: face care, body care, hair care, make-up, fragrances and gifts. The Body Shop operations spread…
        - 18 days ago, 8 May 19, 3:29am -
      • CMA blocks Asda Sainsbury’s merger: Ending merger will stifle competition and dissuade future investment
        On Wednesday, April 25th 2019 the Competition and Market Authority announced that the proposed merger deal between leading supermarket food retailers, Sainsbury’s and Walmart-owned Asda, would not go ahead. Despite being expected, the decision has…
        - 18 days ago, 8 May 19, 3:25am -
      • Robinhood: Fintech start-up and zero-fee trading app applies for traditional banking service charter
        The company has stated “This is a first step towards being granted a national bank charter which would allow Robinhood to offer traditional banking products and services,” a strategy that will please users and potential investors. The move will m…
        - 18 days ago, 8 May 19, 3:22am -
      • CMA blocks Asda Sainsbury’s merger: Ending merger will stifle competition and dissuade future investment
        On Wednesday, April 25th 2019 the Competition and Market Authority announced that the proposed merger deal between leading supermarket food retailers, Sainsbury’s and Walmart-owned Asda, would not go ahead. Despite being expected, the decision has…
        - 25 days ago, 1 May 19, 10:32am -
      • Debenhams: The latest victim of the UK high street
        Even though Debenhams has announced store closures under a proposed CVA, the retailer is far from being alone in experiencing high-street woes. Numerous retailers, including House of Fraser, New Look, Next, Arcadia, and Marks & Spencer have been faci…
        - 25 days ago, 1 May 19, 3:36am -
      • Chevron buys Anadarko: $33bn purchase is big move into US shale
        For now the purchase of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation – a company that in 2018 registered $13bn in revenue but which consistently lost billions of dollars each year before turning a profit in 2018 – remains the largest of its type and places Che…
        - 25 days ago, 1 May 19, 3:31am -
      • Revolut: the Uber of financial services
        Traditional banks have long been at an advantage when it comes to customer data due to having access to vast amounts of information that financial technology (fintech) competitors cannot obtain. However, this situation has been changing recently, esp…
        - 38 days ago, 18 Apr 19, 10:28am -

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