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Apple Says Tariff Relief Cleared Way For US-Made Mac Pro

Apple Inc. said Monday that it will keep making its “most powerful computer ever,” the Mac Pro, in the United States, a move the tech giant attributes to the Trump administration’s decision to give it relief from tariffs on several component parts made in China…

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Russian Telecom Settles FCPA Claims For $850M

ussian telecommunications group Mobile TeleSystems PJSC and a subsidiary agreed to pay $850 million related to U.S. authorities’ allegations that the company bribed an Uzbek official to win $2.4 billion worth of business, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission announced Wednesday…

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GE, Tepco Dodge Sailors’ $1B Fukushima Radiation Suit

Tokyo Electric Power Co. and General Electric Co. on Monday dodged a $1 billion lawsuit by U.S. sailors over radiation injuries they allegedly suffered during their response to the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, after a California federal judge agreed the suit belonged in Japanese, not U.S., courts…

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Feds Make First-Ever Bust Of Int’l ‘Birth Tourism’ Ring

Law enforcement authorities on Thursday announced the arrest of three suspects and charges in California federal court against more than a dozen others in what they called the first-ever federal case against a “birth tourism” ring…

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