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GMO labeling supporters fined $320K over campaign disclosure

An Iowa-based organization that supported a Washington state ballot measure to require labeling of genetically modified foods in 2013 has been fined nearly $320,000 over campaign finance violations.


JPMorgan Chase to pay $264 million in Chinese bribery case

JPMorgan Chase & Co. has agreed to pay $264.4 million in fines to federal authorities to settle charges that it hired friends and relatives of Chinese officials in order to …


Comcast is being punished for charging customers for channels they didn’t want

Comcast is paying one of the biggest fines ever levied on a cable company after regulators said it illegally billed customers for unwanted equipment and services.


Snohomish County Public Utility District pays fines for worker’s fatal fall

Fines totaling $6,000 have been paid in a worker’s fatal fall from a Snohomish County Public Utility District warehouse.


EU orders Apple to pay up to $14.5 billion in back taxes

Apple has to pay up to $14.5 billion – plus billions more in interest – in back taxes to Ireland after the European Union found Tuesday that the U.S. technology …


Texas hands Blue Bell potential $850K fine over listeria

Texas has fined Blue Bell Creameries for a listeria contamination last year that was linked to the death of three people, but the ice cream maker could wind up paying …


Oil company to plead guilty to criminal charges over spill

An oil company has agreed to plead guilty to two criminal charges and pay a $100,000 fine for a 2011 spill in northwestern Montana, but its attorneys urged a judge …


State regulators fine railroad transportation company

Washington state transportation safety regulators have fined a company that provides rides for railroad crews more than $170,000 for repeat safety violations.


State fines Anheuser-Busch over alleged violations in Seattle

The company that produces Budweiser is facing a $150,000 fine and a three-day suspension for allegedly violating Seattle’s liquor laws.


MetLife fined $20M for variable annuities switches

MetLife has been fined $20 million by Wall Street’s policing body for misleading customers in switching them from variable annuities contracts into more expensive ones.


Oregon State University to pay $275,000 for hazardous waste violations

Oregon State University has agreed to pay $275,000 in a settlement with the Environmental Protection Agency, which found multiple hazardous waste violations during a 2013 inspection of the Corvallis campus.


Verizon fined $1.35M by FCC over ‘supercookie’

Verizon will pay a $1.35 million fine over its “supercookie” that followed phone customers on the Internet and the government says it’s required to get an explicit “yes” from customers …


AP Source: Government to fine Takata $70M in air bag recall case

U.S. auto safety regulators will fine Takata Corp. of Japan $70 million for lapses in the way it handled recalls of millions of air bag inflators that can explode with …


Syracuse fires Fine in wake of allegations

Syracuse University associate head basketball coach Bernie Fine was fired Sunday in the wake of an investigation of child molestation allegations against him. “At the direction of Chancellor Cantor, Bernie …


Spokane’s Planned Parenthood fined by state

Planned Parenthood of the Inland Northwest will pay the state $345,000 after settling a 2009 audit that uncovered the clinic used incorrect codes and provided insufficient documentation for some claims …