Legal & Regulatory

After American Airlines, Republic Airways Files For Bankruptcy For The First Time Since 2011

Republic Airway has sought immunity under bankruptcy followed by pilot shortages and other industrial odds. American Airlines has filed for bankruptcy in 2011 and now, the US regional carrier follows the trait in seeking clemency. However, Republic CEO expects the move will take the carrier to the new heights.

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Ofcom Pauses Split of Openreach From BT, Instructs To Ensure Universal Broadband right

Openreach provides broadband internet service to BT and other operators in the UK. Since BT remains as the controlling authority of Openreach, so dependence appears as a major hurdle in rendering equal customer services. Observing the anomalies, Ofcom, the UK telecom regulator has instructed BT ensure universal broadband for all.

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Louisiana Public Service Commission Rejected Macquarie's Move to Acquire Public Utility Cleco Power LLC

State regulator rejected a $4.85 billion dollar acquisition of utility power company Cleco to Macquarie Group on Wednesday. The regulator said that the acquisition did not serve the best interest of the customers.

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China's Economic Slowdown Is Deliberate and Healthy, According to the IMF

The newly-elected managing director of the IMF, Christine Lagarde, spoke at the Global Women’s Forum 2016 regarding the global economy, especially in the wake of the China economic slowdown. Despite the prolonged slowdown, the IMF foresee that China’s lower growth was deliberate and healthy.

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Mark Zuckerberg Supports Apple, Strongly Opposes Creating Backdoors For Law Enforcers

The US government has appeared in a row with Apple centering unlocking of encrypted data of an iPhone allegedly used by a terrorist. Apple opposes the demand citing creation of backdoors for the law enforcers, may lead to a potential abuse. Supporting Apple stand, Mark Zuckerberg has pledged playing due rolls in its fight while addressing in the Mobile World Congress on Monday.

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US Labor Department Orders Fenox to Pay Back-Wages To 56 Mislabeled Interns

Businesses in the US are in a common practice to to classify workers as interns in order to pay them well below minimum wage or nothing at all. Detection of such practice from a venture fund provider appears to be the first of its kind since US Department of Labor accuses Fenox with the malpractice. The regulator has instructed Fenox to pay back-wages to 56 so-called interns.

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Failing to Pay Student Loans Can Indirectly Lead Up To an Arrest

An arrest of Paul Aker, a Houston man with more than $1,500 student loan granted almost 30 years ago, received a lot of attention from the U.S citizens and media. Typically, someone can’t get arrested simply for failing to pay the student loan, but an arrest of someone with a student debt could happen under one condition when the person failed to obey a court order to show up regarding the matter.

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South African Finance Minister Orders Probe Into Eskom Coal Supply Deal

Eskom, a South African state owned power producer has attracted a probe over its deals for developing new power plants. Country’s finance minister has ordered the probe and cancelled post budget breakfast briefing scheduled to be broadcast by New Age newspaper. The move has been analyzed as a revolt within the government against Gupta family, intimate with President Jacob Zuma.

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China Replaced The Chairman of Its Top Securities Regulator Over Market Turbulence

China’s ruling party decided to replace the country’s chairman of the securities regulator, Xiao Gang, with former central banker Liu Shiyu. The regulator has taken the blame for failing to stabilize the market turbulence in the country over the year.

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Tim Cook Finally Invited For Testifying Before Congress Subcommittee

The US Department of Justice has been favored with a court order in getting technical assistance from Apple for unlocking an iPhone. Apple CEO has vowed to challenge the court order citing iPhone security. Finally HECC has come forward to end the dead lock situation with invitation to Tim Cook for discussing a possible solution mentioning no set date.

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John McAfee Volunteers Decoding San Bernardino Shooter's iPhone

Apple and FBI want to resolve their feud over the decryption of the iPhone of the San Bernardino shooter but the giant tech company turned FBI's request. John McAfee, inventor of the McAfee software, offers assistance to solve the case.

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Apple Finds Allies with Facebook and Twitter Over FBI Case

Apple found support from Facebook and Twitter that it should not be forced to help FBI in unlocking the smartphone of one of the San Bernardino mass shooting assailants, Farook. Even if Apple unlocked phones in the past for solving criminal investigations, it is still the company' best interest to protect their privacy of their customers.

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India Drug Company Cipla Has Government Approval to Receive Foreign Investment from FIL Capital

One of India’s biggest drug maker, Cipla, has received the government’s approval allowing the company to carry out an investment agreement formed last year with Mauritius-based FIL Capital Investments. Cipla is one of the 10 companies which had their clearance while the government also rejected 5 other foreign investment proposals.

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Seed CX, Proposed Hemp Derivatives Trading Startup Raises $3.42 Million Fund

Kentucky and 26 other US states consider hemp cultivation and processing as legal. Industrial hemp and its derivatives are widely used in fabrics, shampoo, plastics, building materials etc. To avail the potential business opportunity, Seed CX has raised fund for $3.42 million aiming to run a platform for hemp and its derivatives.

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A Startup Promising Wedding Loan Shifted to a Crowdfunding Platfrom, Disappoint Couples

A startup offering up to $10,000 loan to help couples fund their wedding had shifted its business concept to a crowdfunding platform. The move infuriates many couples expecting the loan, whereas the startup said that the couple wouldn’t have to pay it back as long as they stay together. The change of business plan was due to overwhelming demand and regulation challenges, stated the company.

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