September 24, 2012
by Dan Taglioli
A judge for the US District Court for the District of Colorado on Friday dismissed a lawsuit filed by an elections transparency group aiming to prevent Colorado counties from using election ballots that have identifying numbers or bar codes printed on them. The Citizen Center filed the lawsuit in ...[read more]
August 4, 2012
by Cynthia Miley
On August 4, 2009, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filed fraud charges against General Electric Co. (GE), resulting in GE agreeing to pay a $50 million settlement. The SEC accused GE of misleading investors by reporting false and misleading information in its financial statements. ...[read more]
April 19, 2012
by Brandon Gatto
Federal Judge Denise Cote on Wednesday dismissed a securities lawsuit against Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and 41 other defendants claiming that the banks helped mislead investors in the $12.2 billion stock offering by General Electric Co. (GE) back in October 2008. The claims, filed by investors in ...[read more]
June 19, 2011
by Daniel Makosky
Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou on Sunday, while delivering opening remarks to a three-day session of the Greek Parliament, proposed undertaking a constitutional referendum. Papandreou suggested a fall referendum, arguing its necessity in order to eliminate the systemic governmental ...[read more]
December 17, 2010
by Sarah Paulsworth
California's Air Resources Board on Thursday approved measures that will provide incentives to companies and factories that decrease their greenhouse gas emissions. The provisions are envisaged under Assembly Bill 32 (AB 32) and include a permit system in which companies are allotted a quota of ...[read more]
December 1, 2010
by Sarah Miley
A federal judge on Tuesday ordered the destruction of a crop of genetically-engineered (GE) sugar beets because of the potential harmful effect the plants may have on surrounding flora, the first such order to be issued in the US. The suit was filed in September by Earthjustice and the Center for ...[read more]
July 28, 2010
by Andrea Bottorff
General Electric Co. (GE) on Tuesday agreed to a $23.5 million settlement after the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filed a complaint accusing GE of bribing Iraqi officials to receive contracts under the UN Oil-for-Food program. The SEC claimed that, between 2000 and 2003, four of GE' ...[read more]
July 2, 2010
by Sarah Miley
The US House of Representatives on Thursday approved a bill that would increase compensation for injured workers and victims' families that have filed claims against BP as a result of the recent Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The bill marks the first piece of legislation passed ...[read more]
May 17, 2010
by Hillary Stemple
A Chinese appeals court on Monday upheld the convictions of three Chinese citizens convicted in March of receiving bribes and stealing commercial secrets while employed by Australian mining company Rio Tinto. The men, Wang Yong, Ge Minqiang, and Liu Caikui, were sentenced to between seven and 14 ...[read more]
August 5, 2009
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filed fraud charges Tuesday against General Electric Co. (GE), resulting in GE agreeing to pay a $50 million settlement. The SEC accused GE of misleading investors in 2003 and 2003 by reporting false and misleading information in its financial ...[read more]

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