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Ten Key Qualities A Company Must Possess To Be A Smart Investment

Buying a company — or looking for a company to acquire yours — is a lot like dating and getting married. If you think rebrands or acquisitions are in your company’s future, you’d do well to remember that. In fact, there are...

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Families Plan March Outside Opioid-Maker Purdue Pharma

Hundreds of families from Massachusetts plan to make their way to Connecticut Thursday, getting ready to march outside of a drug manufacturer that they say has contributed to the deaths of their children. The organization leading the march at Purdue...

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M&Ain’t: Several Of The Year’s Biggest Mergers Face Uncertain Future

Some of the most prominent and anticipated mergers of the year appear to be in a holding pattern, and the trend is nothing new. The failure rate of mergers and acquisitions teeters between 70 and 90 percent, according to the...

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Rapper Juelz Santana facing 10 years in prison after admitting to gun charge

New Jersey rapper Juelz Santana pleaded guilty Thursday to federal weapons charges, admitting he brought a loaded handgun to Newark Liberty International Airport, according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney's Office in New Jersey. The 36-year-old rapper from Totowa, whose legal name is Laron James, pleaded...

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Monsanto Roundup appeal has uphill climb on ‘junk science’ grounds: legal experts

Bayer AG unit Monsanto faces long odds on an appeal blaming an "inflamed" jury and "junk science" for a verdict of $289 million in damages to a man who said the company's Roundup weed killer caused his cancer, according to...

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Nike Sued for Gender Discrimination After Self Correcting

A recent class action lawsuit filed against Nike alleges the company has discriminated against its employees by failing to pay, promote, and treat women equally. The plaintiffs are alleging that Nike demeaned and devalued women employees. The lawsuit comes nearly...

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Samsung Electronics America alleged to have sold TVs with defect that causes overheating

NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – A New York consumer alleges certain televisions manufactured by Samsung have a defect that causes the device to overheat. Edward Tobin filed a complaint on behalf of all others similarly situated on Aug. 6 in...

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Woman sues Walmart after gift card scam

A Springfield woman did not notice anything odd about the $25 Walmart gift cards she purchased in December for her niece and nephew. It wasn't until after Christmas when the woman's niece tried to redeem the card that it became clear...

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Sports Drink Wars: Coca-Cola Acquires BodyArmor Stake In Challenge To Gatorade

The Coca-Cola Company's Powerade may never been able to match up with PepsiCo, Inc's Gatorade, but Coca-Cola has a new plan to win the sports drink wars. Coca-Cola announced Tuesday it has acquired a minority stake in the fast-growing sports drink company BodyArmor,...

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AT&T Filings Support Justice Dept. on Time Warner Deal, FCC Says

The federal judge who allowed AT&T Inc. and Time Warner Inc. to merge didn’t properly assess filings that showed that the $85 billion deal could pose anticompetitive problems, the Federal Communications Commission said in an Aug. 13 court filing. The...

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