President Donald Trump says withdrawing from a global climate change agreement will boost the U.S. economy, but existing market forces have had far more of an effect on the fossil fuel industries than climate regulations.
Satellite television giant Dish Network has been ordered to pay $280 million in penalties for violations of the National Do Not Call Registry laws and invading the privacy of American consumers, the U.S. Justice Department said Tuesday. A federal judge in Illinois ruled this week that Colorado-based Dish Network was liable for the telemarketing violations of third-party call centers hired by the satellite TV company to lure subscribers.
The law firm, which was hired to assist former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder’s firm Covington & Burling in its investigation of Uber’s workplace practices, told Uber’s more than 12,000 employees Tuesday that it looked into 215 complaints and took no action in 100 instances.
Americans faced with lackluster income growth have been financing more of their spending with debt instead. There are early signs that loan burdens are growing unsustainably large for borrowers with lower incomes.
WASHINGTON – If you’re a shareholder in a major corporation, having your voice heard may soon become harder. Tucked into a Republican bill to defang the Dodd-Frank financial rules is a provision to make it more difficult to bring proposals to a shareholder vote. It would mean fewer investors could force votes on issues important to them – from executive pay to political spending to gender discrimination.
Former U.S. deputy attorney general Larry Thompson, who must certify the policies and practices Volkswagen is putting in place to ensure compliance with anti-fraud and environmental laws, said his “initial impression is that the company is taking this very seriously and is not waiting for the monitor” to make proposals.
Eugene Kaspersky, co-founder of the Russian cybersecurity firm, said Tuesday that the company had filed antitrust complaints accusing Microsoft of making it more difficult to run Kaspersky antivirus software in Windows 10 and favoring a Microsoft-built alternative.
The company will open the first of its Scion line of hotels – marketed as a four-star boutique brand – early next year through a deal the company inked for a property under construction in Cleveland, Mississippi, population 15,800. The Trump Organization also announced three hotels under a new brand called American Idea.
The move seems aimed at extending Amazon’s reach well beyond the upper- and middle-class customers that underpin its business – right as the e-commerce giant intensifies its battle against a reinvigorated Wal-Mart.
U.S. employers advertised the most open jobs in April in 16 years, yet hiring fell and fewer people quit work. The figures suggest that businesses are struggling to find qualified employees as the unemployment rate declines.
Google parent company Alphabet Inc. joined rarefied company Monday when it for the first time reached a $1,000 share price. Shares of the tech company rose $7.76, or 0.78 percent, to close at $1,003.85.