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Crooked Silk Road Investigator Arrested Again
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Crooked Silk Road Investigator Arrested Again

The former Secret Service agent who was caught stealing bitcoins during the Silk Road case appeared to be fleeing the country ahead of a nearly 6-year sentence.
Italy Claims Google Dodged $248 Million in Taxes
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Italy Claims Google Dodged $248 Million in Taxes

Google defended against the claims, saying it complies with tax laws wherever it operates.
Uber Plans to Fight $1.3 Million Fine in France
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Uber Plans to Fight $1.3 Million Fine in France

The ridesharing giant was found by a Paris court to havemade 'ambiguous' recommendations to its drivers.
Theranos Poses 'Immediate Jeopardy' to Patient Health, Government Says
Safety

Theranos Poses 'Immediate Jeopardy' to Patient Health, Government Says

The embattled blood-testing startup's lab practices were found to be deficient.
Disney Lawsuit Highlights Issues With H-1B Visa System
Legal

Disney Lawsuit Highlights Issues With H-1B Visa System

Outsourcing companies are winning an outsize share of H-1Bs for a simple reason: the visa procurement process is a game of numbers, and they are going big.
Claire Zillman
Lyft Gives California Drivers New Protections, But Won't Classify Them as Employees
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Lyft Gives California Drivers New Protections, But Won't Classify Them as Employees

The moves are part of a settlement over a proposed class action lawsuit in California.
Google Reportedly Paid Apple $1 Billion to Keep Its Search Bar on iPhone
Search Engines

Google Reportedly Paid Apple $1 Billion to Keep Its Search Bar on iPhone

The report came from court transcripts related to a copyright lawsuit filed by Oracle Corp.
Ex-Drug CEO Martin Shkreli Ordered to Testify on Spike in Drug Pricing
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Ex-Drug CEO Martin Shkreli Ordered to Testify on Spike in Drug Pricing

A congressional committee has demanded that Shkreli appear at a hearing about his decision to raise the price of a lifesaving medicine by more than 5,000 percent.
Dan Price's Ex-Wife Stands By Domestic-Abuse Allegations in Latest Blog Post
Dan Price

Dan Price's Ex-Wife Stands By Domestic-Abuse Allegations in Latest Blog Post

A TEDx talk containing allegations that Kristie Colón had been abused at Price's hand was deleted by the University of Kentucky last month.
Geoff Weiss
10 People Arrested in Connection With Bitcoin Money Laundering Scheme
Bitcoin

10 People Arrested in Connection With Bitcoin Money Laundering Scheme

The 10 men, all in their 20s and with Dutch nationality, were arrested in coordinated raids at 15 locations across the Netherlands.
Drunken Exec Who Punched Uber Driver in Viral Video Is Suing the Driver for $5 Million
Lawsuits

Drunken Exec Who Punched Uber Driver in Viral Video Is Suing the Driver for $5 Million

The former Taco Bell exec who became infamous for assaulting his driver says it isn't his fault and the driver has to pay.
Ray Hennessey
7 Legal Steps You Must Take Before Outsourcing Content Creation
Outsourcing

7 Legal Steps You Must Take Before Outsourcing Content Creation

Contracts, insurance policies, copyright issues. Yes, you need to think about all this and more to protect yourself whenever you outsource labor.
Aaron Agius
Why General Electric Is Moving Its Headquarters to Boston
News and Trends

Why General Electric Is Moving Its Headquarters to Boston

The conglomerate, which is currently based in Fairfield, Conn., stands to gain more than just new access to tech talent.
Lawmakers In These 3 U.S. States Are Considering Lowering the Legal Drinking Age to 18
Alcohol

Lawmakers In These 3 U.S. States Are Considering Lowering the Legal Drinking Age to 18

The respective bills would mark an about-face from Congress' National Minimum Drinking Age Act, which set the legal limit to 21 in 1984 to decrease drunk driving.
Geoff Weiss