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Congressional Committee To Revive Apple-FBI Debate on Tuesday

A congressional committee has announced reviving testing of Apple and FBI on Tuesday. Apple’s general counsel and an FBI official will testify on behalf of respective sides. Lawmakers consider the debate centering public interest as important and summoned the disagreed parties to testify before the lawmakers.

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Yahoo Again Amends Employee Severance Plan, But This Time To Protect Their Interest

A regulatory filing by Yahoo Inc. on Thursday suggests that the tech giant has changed its employee severance plan. The new plan confirms severance payments even after acquisition of the tech giant. Analysts consider the filing as its preparation for selling entire or at least part of its core business.

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Microsoft Sues Government Over Peeping To Individual’s Information Abusing Decades Old Law

Microsoft has sued the US Department of Justice on Thursday for alleged secret intervention of the government agencies to individual’s information. Through searching secretly, the US government is violating the Fourth as well as First Amendment, alleges the lawsuit. Microsoft believes, this practice has gone too far and hence seeks court intervention to address the situation.

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US Appeal Court Frees Argentina To Raise Capital From Global Capital Market

A US appeal court has verdict on Wednesday upholding previous ruling by the District Judge regarding lifting injunction for Argentina in entering global capital market. The ruling allows the South American nation to enter the capital market just after 15 years. It appears as a great success for the incumbent Argentine President who has come to power with promise to settle the default debt status.

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The U.S. Justice Department Sued ValueAct for Violating Disclosure Rule

Department of Justice filed lawsuit against ValueAct Capital last week, related to Halliburton and Baker Hughes merger. Meanwhile, ValueAct on Monday claimed no wrongdoing and will defend its position.

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U.S. Securities and Commodities Agencies Demanded a Boost in Budget, Cited Growing Fintech Markets

The U.S. securities and commodities regulatory agencies pushed the congress to increase their budget. They argued that more fund is needed to do their functions in the growing financial markets and technology in recent years.

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Medical Marijuana Passes Pennsylvania Bill, Ohio Might Be Next

Medical marijuana will be legalized after Gov. Wolf signs the bill on Sunday after the 149-46 vote in favor of marijuana legalization. However, it will take about two years before sufferers of acute ailment can get advantage of the benefits because of the several processes including regulatory and growing process.

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Deutsche Bank AG Branches As Lender Considers Bond Buyback

Deutsche Bank Settles With Investors Over ‘Silver Fix’ Lawsuit Under Conditional Monetary Penalty

Deutsche Bank has primarily agreed settling lawsuit centering ‘Silver Fix’ scam on Wednesday. Under the agreement, the German bank will have to count monetary penalty while helping the plaintiff investors in suits with other banks. Both the agreed parties have declined to elaborate terms and conditions for this accord.

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Goldman Sachs Suit May Prompt Wider Probe, Regulation

SEC Files Fraud Charges Against Fired ConvergEx Executive Basilly Years After His Dismissal

SEC has filed a lawsuit against former ConvergEx exec Basilly on Tuesday on the allegation of defrauding traders. Prior to that, ConvergEx has admitted wrongdoing through its several units and counted penalty of $150 million to the regulators. However, his lawyer claims innocence rejecting all allegations and cites that Bassily has acted as per ConvergEx approved business model.

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Coal Slump Sends Mining Giant Peabody Energy Into Bankruptcy

Largest US Coal Miner Peabody Finally Files For Bankruptcy Ending Prolonged Speculations

The largest coal miner in the US has sought protection under bankruptcy law on Wednesday ending speculations over its future. The filing has been acknowledged as the largest bankruptcy case by liabilities during this year. With this filing, a century old publicly traded company is going to shutting down its operations in the US.

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Five Large US Banks Do Not Have Sufficient Plan for Crisis Due to Lack of Information

GAO suggested financial regulators to disclose more information on their crisis policy framework. While five large banks do not have enough plan to manage operation during crisis.

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Puerto Rico Teeters On Edge Of Massive Default

U.S. Congress Delayed Work on Puerto Rico Debt Relief Bill, Blaming Obama Administration

The U.S. Congress has delayed work on Puerto Rico debt bill. Originally, the bill was scheduled to be the subject of hearing on Wednesday before receiving final amendments on Thursday. After that, it will be sent for debate on the House.

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Chinese Youngers Play Online Games At An Internet Cafe In Wuhan

Alibaba, Baidu, and 23 Other Chinese Tech Companies Pledged to Help Government Fight Online Terrorism

As a response to China’s new anti-terror law, 25 tech companies in the country have signed a pledge to help the government combat online terror activities. Under the law, tech companies are required to decrypt information for Beijing and provide assistance to keep the internet from terror-related contents.

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Security On High Alert Ahead Of EU Enlargement Ceremony

EU Privacy Authorities Assessing The Privacy Shield Likely to Ask For Another Review to be Conducted in 2018

European privacy watchdogs is now assessing the Privacy Shield framework that would regulate the EU-U.S. relations in privacy protection. It’s likely that the EU watchdogs will ask for another review to be conducted in 2018, when a new a new EU data protection law comes into force.

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Supreme Court Hears Arguments In Abortion Clinic Access Case

Democrats As Well As Republicans Urges The Texas Attorney General To Step Down

Ken Paxton, the Texan attorney general has been sued on Monday by the US regulators on accusation of playing role in a stock scam. In addition to the civil lawsuit, Paxton has also been sued with criminal charges for defrauding investors. The Texan Democrats as well as Republicans have called for his resignation.

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