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Could a US Fine Put Volkswagen Out of Business?

In June automaker Volkswagen agreed to settlements with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the state of California, and another with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) that will cost ...
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SEC Hits Oilfield Services Firm Weatherford With $140 Million Fine

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced Tuesday that oilfield services company Weatherford International Inc. (NYSE: WFT) has agreed to pay a $140 million fine to settle charges that ...
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Fed’s Tarullo Calling for More Buffers and Capital Reserves for Banks

If you are a market-watcher or an industry insider in the financial markets, you might think that the banks are regulated more than enough and forced to hold more than ...
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The Worst US Consumer Banks

The recent $185 million fine assessed on Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC) and the subsequent congressional hearings have deservedly put the big bank squarely in the media spotlight. But ...
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What Matters About New Self-Driving Car Guidelines

If there is one new technology that promises to affect virtually every American, it is autonomous, or self-driving, vehicles. Everything from highway big rigs to taxis are under development by ...
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Why JPMorgan Adding Warren Buffett Investment Manager to Board Matters So Much

If there is one thing a company can do to signal just how solid an underlying business is, one of the top "best" things would be to get a deal ...
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Obama Administration Halts Work on Dakota Access Pipeline

In a joint announcement released Friday, the U.S. Department of Justice, the Department of the Interior and the Department of the Army have stopped further work on the Dakota Access ...
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Wells Fargo Enters the Penalty Box

Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC) is supposed to be the best run and most insulated bank from many of the current industry woes. The bank is supposed to have ...
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US Volkswagen Engineer Pleads Guilty to Fraud Charge

In a court appearance in Detroit Friday, former Volkswagen engineer James Liang pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit fraud against U.S. regulators and customers. The plea marks the first criminal ...
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Rite Aid Buyout Hopes Now Look More Likely, With Serious Potential Upside

The ongoing merger climate has been very prone to deals being blocked by regulators if there are any serious competitive concerns. One deal that has been a long shot has ...
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SpaceX Explosion May Help Boeing

When the Falcon 9 rocket built by Space Exploration Technologies, better known as SpaceX, exploded on its launch pad September 1, it might have changed the face of the U.S. ...
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How This Analyst Views Hillary Clinton’s Proposed Drug Price Hike Monitoring

It is an election year, and that brings all sorts of proposals and promises to the American people. Whether you are voting for Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump, or one ...
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Amazon’s $49.48 Drone

The Federal Aviation Administration will allow commercial drone use, a revision to old laws, which permits America's skies to be filled the flying marvels. Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) plans eventually ...
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Will Fraud Investigation Weigh on New Airbus Orders?

Over the past weekend, the U.K.'s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) said it had launched a formal criminal investigation into allegations of fraud, bribery and corruption against Airbus. At issue in ...
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Amazon’s $24.99 Drone

In late July, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) received government approval to expand its tests of drone delivery in the United Kingdom. The company has been testing drone deliveries in Australia ...
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