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New Safety Probe of GM’s Chevy Impala

Adding to the woes at General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM), the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has begun an investigation of a number of Chevy Impala models. Up to 60,000 of ...
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Aereo, Broadcasters Get Their Day in Court

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday heard arguments in a case involving a start-up called Aereo on one side and virtually every major TV network and entertainment company producer on ...
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Sales Taxes Do Indeed Hurt Amazon’s Sales

When Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) charges state and local sales taxes for its online purchases, shoppers spend about 10% less. And large purchases fall even more. The data come from ...
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Why Aereo’s Case Is So Important

In July of 2012, a New York court ruled that a TV-rebroadcasting start-up named Aereo did not violate copyright law by using its miniature antennas to capture over-the-air signals and ...
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What Comcast Would Divest for Time Warner Deal

Comcast Corp. (NASDAQ: CMCSA) and Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE: TWC) know they will have to part with some parts of the companies if the proposed merger is going to receive ...
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Keystone XL Decision to Take More Time

In an announcement Friday, the U.S. State Department said that it will provide more time for the eight federal agencies that have a legal responsibility to review the proposed Keystone ...
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Herbalife Confirms Illinois Attorney General Investigation

Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE: HLF) has had more than a normal share of investigations and probes of late. Now it turns out that it is confirming a probe from the State ...
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Herbalife Hit by New York Probe Today, but Who Else Tomorrow?

Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE: HLF) is caught between a rock and a hard place. After news broke this weekend that the company's business model is being probed by U.S. prosecutors and ...
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Canada’s IRS Gets Hacked

The Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA), which performs the same function for the Canadian government that the Internal Revenue Service does in the U.S., announced today that it has been bitten ...
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GM Management Shake-Up Continues

The people in charge of human resources and public relations at General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) last week are no longer in the driver's seat. Both have left the company ...
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Now Facebook Wants to Be Your Bank

Social media giant Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) is seeking regulatory approval from the Irish government that would allow the site's users to store money with Facebook and use it to ...
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Herbalife Probes Have Been Going on for Months

Shares of Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE: HLF) plunged about 14% on Friday following a Financial Times report that the U.S. Department of Justice and the FBI have each launched criminal% investigations ...
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How Much Trouble Is GM Really In?

Last December, General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) stock posted its 52-week high price of $41.85. On Friday, the stock fell below its IPO price of $33 for the first time ...
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Federal Probes of Herbalife Started

The Financial Times reported late Friday afternoon that Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE: HLF) is being investigated by both the U.S. Department of Justice and the FBI. Neither federal agency would comment ...
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S&P Upgrades of GM in Danger

Ratings agency Standard & Poor’s said in a credit FAQ late Thursday that while the 6 million vehicles recalled this year by General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) will have no ...
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