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What's Angering Amazon?: Your Weekly News Roundup
Weekly News Roundup

What's Angering Amazon?: Your Weekly News Roundup

Why Amazon is frustrated at U.S. regulators and a notable VC weighs in on the potential tech bubble.
Tanya Benedicto Klich
Ousted American Apparel Founder Dov Charney Seeks $40 Million in Damages
Legal Issues

Ousted American Apparel Founder Dov Charney Seeks $40 Million in Damages

Charney is seeking millions of dollars for a breach of employment contract, his attorney said.
Indiana Governor Signs Religious Freedom Law, Sparking Debates That Echo the Hobby Lobby Dispute
Legal

Indiana Governor Signs Religious Freedom Law, Sparking Debates That Echo the Hobby Lobby Dispute

While supporters say the law protects small business owners' religious freedom, critics say it will allow for discrimination against gay customers and drive business out of the state.
Kate Taylor
RadioShack Rescue Deal Dogged by Fights, Demands for New Auction
Bankruptcy

RadioShack Rescue Deal Dogged by Fights, Demands for New Auction

The plan to keep 1,740 stores open was attacked by the bankrupt retailer's top creditor, a failed bidder who called the auction a sham and sought a new sale.
American Apparel Under Regulator Scrutiny for Possible Violations
Legal Issues

American Apparel Under Regulator Scrutiny for Possible Violations

The investigation is looking into a potential legal violation related to Dov Charney, the company's founder and former chief executive officer.
PayPal to Pay $7.7 Million in Violations
Legal Issues

PayPal to Pay $7.7 Million in Violations

The electronic payments firm agreed to settle charges by the U.S. Treasury Department that it violated numerous sanctions programs against several countries.
More Businesses Can Now Offer Booking Options on Yelp
Yelp

More Businesses Can Now Offer Booking Options on Yelp

Through new partnerships, Yelp users can now book a hair appointment, order flowers or set up a consultation with a lawyer directly through a company's Yelp page.
Nina Zipkin
Kraft and Heinz to Form North America's No. 3 Food Company
Mergers and Acquisitions

Kraft and Heinz to Form North America's No. 3 Food Company

The maker of Velveeta cheese will merge with ketchup maker H.J. Heinz Co, owned by 3G Capital and Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc.
Proceed With Caution: Should Smartphones Come With a Warning?
News and trends

Proceed With Caution: Should Smartphones Come With a Warning?

A recent study from the University of Derby recommends that consumers be given fair warning about the potential addictive properties of mobile devices.
Nina Zipkin
Slack, the Startup Looking to Kill Email, Is Now Reportedly Worth $2 Billion
Valuations

Slack, the Startup Looking to Kill Email, Is Now Reportedly Worth $2 Billion

That's double its valuation from six months ago.
Laura Entis
Google Could Face Additional Antitrust Heat in Europe
Antitrust

Google Could Face Additional Antitrust Heat in Europe

A newly released document could be taken into account by European antitrust regulators.
Report: Amazon to Shutter Webstore, Its Ecommerce Platform for Small Businesses
Ecommerce

Report: Amazon to Shutter Webstore, Its Ecommerce Platform for Small Businesses

Users of Amazon Webstore have received letters from the company stating the service will be ending in July of next year.
Geoff Weiss
The Best and Worst Airlines for Customer Experience
Airlines

The Best and Worst Airlines for Customer Experience

JetBlue is getting a lot of love. Spirit Airways? Not so much.
Laura Entis
Shake-ups at Google, Uber and Your SXSW Roundup: Weekly News Roundup
Weekly News Roundup

Shake-ups at Google, Uber and Your SXSW Roundup: Weekly News Roundup

Two tech giants see c-level shake-ups and what you missed from SXSW.
Tanya Benedicto Klich