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This Is What Amazon Looks Like Broken Into Pieces

Press reports have surfaced that claim the Federal Trade Commission will begin an examination of Amazon's business practices. As is often the case in antitrust investigations, the question will arise ...
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Oil Producers Have Finally Found a Way to Appear Environmentally Friendly — and It Doesn’t Cost Them a Thing

At its annual general meeting in Aberdeen, Scotland, this week, just over 99% of BP PLC (NYSE: BP) shareholders approved a binding resolution proposed by investor group Climate Action 100+ ...
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Qualcomm’s Not So Good, Very Bad Day Could Get a Lot Worse If Apple Demands a Do-Over

Last month, Qualcomm Inc. (NASDAQ: QCOM) and Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) announced a settlement in the long-running dispute between the two companies over Qualcomm's licensing fees for its modem chips. ...
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Wireless and Communications Firms Face More Uncertainty in Sprint and T-Mobile Merger Saga

The pending acquisition of Sprint Corp. (NYSE: S) by T-Mobile US Inc. (NASDAQ: TMUS) has taken yet another turn. After Monday's news that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chair would ...
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US Export-Import Bank’s Future Still Cloudy

On Wednesday, the U.S. Senate confirmed three of President Trump's nominees to serve on the board of the U.S. Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im). The appointments bring to four the total number ...
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FINRA Brings Additional Rules to Protect Investors Against Troubled Brokers

Brokerage firms with a history of misconduct or that employ a high number of brokers and advisors with red flags may about to face even more regulatory scrutiny. FINRA has ...
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Wells Fargo Retirement & Trust Sale Seems to Be Reaching for Regulatory Concession Hopes

When companies go afoul of regulators and when they have taken a serious reputational hit, sometimes they make bad reactionary decisions. News broke on Tuesday that Wells Fargo & Co. ...
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Will a Presidential Order Slow Online Sales of Fake Goods?

On Wednesday, President Trump signed an order directing the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, Kirstjen Nielsen, to prepare a report on the importation and sale of counterfeit goods ...
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Boeing Admits MCAS Failure in 737 MAX Crashes

Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) CEO Dennis Muilenburg on Thursday issued a statement accepting responsibility for the two 737 MAX 8 crashes that killed 346 people. His statement came after the ...
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Do E-Cigarettes Cause Seizures in Young Users?

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Wednesday issued a safety alert related to the use of e-cigarettes, especially among young Americans. The agency has received a number of ...
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Two More States Ban the Sale of Electronic and Tobacco Cigarettes to People Under 21

New legislation in New York and Washington will add the two states to the current list of nine others that have raised to 21 the legal age to purchase tobacco ...
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These 6 States Pay the Highest Minimum Wage, and It’s More Than Double the National Rate

More than half the states (29) and the District of Columbia have enacted minimum wage legislation setting workers' pay above the federal minimum of $7.25 an hour. Washington, D.C., currently ...
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‘Increasingly Dangerous’ Temperatures, 62 Million People Affected

Record high ocean temperatures; rising sea levels; ocean acidification; shrinking sea ice, ice sheets and glaciers; and rising levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide — these are the leading indicators of ...
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Why Sloan’s Departure as Wells Fargo CEO May Not Be So Great for the Bank’s Recovery

Some people might wonder how bad it looks when a chief executive officer resigns and the company's stock rises. Generally it's a case of distress-relief when that occurs. And that ...
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US House Committee Approves Marijuana Banking Bill

The U.S. House Financial Services Committee on Thursday voted 45 to 15 to send a bill to the full House that would give marijuana-related businesses access to the country's banking ...
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