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Sunday, February 28, 2021

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Swiss Engineering Firm ABB to Pay $103 Million to Eskom to Settle South Africa Corruption Probe

Swiss engineering firm ABB would pay 1.56 billion rand ($104 million) to South African state power utility Eskom to settle an investigation relating to...

Federal Trade Commission and 48 Attorneys General File to Break Up Facebook

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and a coalition of 48 attorneys general filed separate lawsuits against Facebook on Dec. 9 to break up the...

Florida Business Groups Seek COVID-19 Liability Shield

More than 60 business groups in Florida joined hands to persuade state lawmakers to pass a liability shield for institutions, as many businesses from...

Google Accused of illegal Surveillance and Termination of Union Forming Workers

The National Labor Relations Board issued on surprise complaint against US tech juggernaut Google, after investigating the firing of several employees in November.The National...

Hong Kong Media Tycoon, Jimmy Lai, Charged with Fraud and Detained by Police

Hong Kong media tycoon and pro-democracy figure Jimmy Lai was taken into custody by Hong Kong police after he has been denied bail after...

Amtrak Will Pay $2.5 Million to Settle Discrimination Claims

US passenger railroad Amtrak will pay $2.25 million to resolve civil claims by the US Justice Department that it discriminated against passengers with disabilities,...

Environmental Activists File Civil Case against Royal Dutch Shell

Groups of environmental activists filed a civil suit on Tuesday against energy giant Royal Dutch Shell, as they impel the company to curb its...

Kia and Hyundai Agree to $210 Million US Auto Safety Civil Penalty

Kia Motor and Hyundai Motor’s US units on Sunday agreed to a record $210 million civil penalty after US auto safety regulators announced they...

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