Analysts predict Goldman Sachs Group Inc. will pay $1 billion or more to settle a Securities and Exchange Commission fraud suit that triggered a 26 percent drop in the firm’s stock, Bloomberg News’s Jesse Westbrook and David Scheer report. Extracting such a record-setting penalty may be easier said than done.
Thomas Welch knows there’s a better chance he will be fired than retire. So he spent his vacation interning at Merrill Lynch Wealth Management to prepare for a second career to sustain him for the next 40 years.
Microsoft Corp. won’t be able to seek another import ban against some handsets made by Google Inc.’s Motorola Mobility, though it can get damages under a ruling issued by a U.S. appeals court yesterday.
Florida’s Supreme Court declined to hear R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.’s appeal of a $28.3 million verdict in a case that the cigarette maker argued may affect thousands of so-called Engle tobacco claims in the state.