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  • U.S. Seeking More Than $3.5 Billion From BNP Paribas

    U.S. authorities are seeking more than $3.5 billion from BNP Paribas SA to settle federal and state investigations into the lender’s dealings with sanctioned countries including Sudan and Iran, according to people familiar with the matter.

  • Criminal Charges Against Banks Risk Sparking Crisis

    As U.S. Justice Department prosecutors angle to bring the first criminal charges against global banks since the financial crisis, they’ll have to stare down warnings of uncontainable collateral damage.

  • NBA Bans Clippers Owner Sterling for Life for Racist Remarks

    The National Basketball Association banned Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling for life and fined him $2.5 million for making racist remarks, the first time an owner was suspended in 14 years.

  • Northwestern Players Complete Union Vote; NLRB Review Under Way

    Northwestern University’s football players voted today whether to form a labor union in an election with the potential to change college sports.

  • Ackman Amassed Allergan Stake Under Botox Maker’s Radar

    Bill Ackman’s Pershing Square Capital Management LP amassed almost 10 percent of Allergan Inc. in less than two months without raising many eyebrows at the Botox-maker he’s now targeting in a hostile takeover bid.

  • PwC’s Booz Deal Revives Specter of Enron-Era Conflicts

    PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP’s acquisition of consulting firm Booz & Co., completed this week, has U.S. regulators eyeing the potential for conflicts of interest in the auditing industry -- again.

  • Companies Try to Catch CO2 Before It Touches the Sky

    Andre Boulet, chief executive officer of Inventys Thermal Technologies Inc. in Burnaby, British Columbia, holds up a 6-inch piece of charcoal, showing how light passes through toothpick-sized air shafts. He says the crevices in this filter offer a cheap way to capture carbon dioxide before it ascends into the atmosphere and haunts future generations.

  • Northwestern Football Ruling May Change U.S. College Sports

    Northwestern University football players were given the right to form college sports’ first labor union in a ruling that could seismically change the $16 billion business of top-level university athletics.

  • SEC Ponders Break for Private Equity Over Broker Rules

    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is considering granting private-equity firms a reprieve after they collected billions of dollars in deal fees without being registered to do so, according to a person with knowledge of the matter.

  • Charities Deceive Donors Unaware Money Goes to a Telemarketer

    Carol Patterson was waiting for a call from her doctor. When the phone rang on that afternoon in August 2011 at her home in Cortland, Ohio, it wasn’t a physician on the other end. A woman named Robin said she was representing the American Diabetes Association.

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