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Detention center strapped migrant children to chairs, report finds

“A state review into the treatment of immigrant teens held at a Virginia detention center confirms the facility uses restraint techniques that can include strapping children to chairs and placing mesh bags over their heads” writes Associated Press for theguardian.com. They determined the behavior “did not meet the legal definition of abuse or neglect”. Source: theguardian.com Share This:

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Elon Musk faces legal action over 1 little tweet

“Now, Tesla and Elon Musk are facing legal action, with a number of Tesla investors filing legal complaints against the company and its founder, according to Bloomberg” reports cnet.com. Isaacs claims Musk “has not secured financing” and that his tweet “issued false and materially misleading information into the market.”. As a result, Isaacs claimed, purchasers of Tesla stock were “injured.”. With those nine little words last week, Elon Musk proved that when you’re the head of one of the world’s biggest companies, your tweets can cause shock waves (and land you…

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Qualcomm and Taiwanese Regulators Reach Settlement ‘Reversing Most’ of $773M Fine

“Qualcomm and Apple have been embroiled in an escalating legal battle since the beginning of 2017 after the FTC complained that Qualcomm engaged in anticompetitive licensing practices” writes Day Ago On for macrumors.com. The Taiwanese regulators will keep around $89 million in fines already paid by Qualcomm and “waive the rest.”Despite Taiwan’s Fair Trade Commission lifting the pressure off Qualcomm, the company still faces numerous lawsuits and fines, including from Apple.Nearly one year after Qualcomm received a $773 million fine by Taiwan’s Fair Trade Commission regarding how the company prices…

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Civil Service Unions Launch Legal Action Against Government Over Pay

“Unions representing more than 200,000 civil servants have launched legal action against the government after they were excluded from a wider public sector wage bump” writes Rachel Wearmouth for huffingtonpost.com. Civil service unions say the government failed to consult them properly on pay and that the decision to take legal action followed a number of failed attempts to resolve the dispute with ministers.But in a statement rushed out on the last day of parliament in July, it was announced public sector workers including soldiers, teachers and prison officers would be…

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Legal pot is a cash cow for Western states

“The tax revenue from marijuana allows state and local governments to pump more money into programs that were lacking funding” writes Andrew Craft for nypost.com. Legalized recreational marijuana has become a cash cow for Nevada – with the state raking in millions of tax dollars a month in pot sales and putting a dent on the black market.Tax revenue gained from the plant’s legalization in July 2017 has far exceeded expectations, according to the Nevada Department of Taxation.But some still question whether legalizing marijuana is the right way for states…

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Glencore profits fall short as rising costs and legal wrangling looms

“Glencore blamed higher costs as well as lower market prices for cobalt, among other products” writes Jillian Ambrose for telegraph.co.uk. Glencore may have increased its profits by almost a quarter to set a new record for its interim results, but investors were left unimpressed as the mining behemoth fell short of expectations and faces higher costs to come.Cost inflation has emerged as a key threat across the industry as commodity prices recovery from a three year market rout.The embattled FTSE 100 giant, currently implicated in an alleged corruption scandal, revealed…

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The Health 202: A White House proposal has legal immigrants forgoing health-care services out of fear

“Until there’s a final rule, immigration advocates’ greatest concern is that immigrants don’t seek health-care services that they need now” writes Colitkowitz Covers Health for washingtonpost.com. It’s notable then that a study published in the International Journal of Health Services released Wednesday morning found immigrants pay more into the health-care system than they receive.Democrats are pouncing on this possibility following the uproar over now-ended separations of thousands of migrant families at the border under Trump’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy.The White House is seriously considering a new policy that would penalize legal immigrants…

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Elon Musk’s latest Twitter antics have Tesla hurtling into uncharted territory — and could have legal ramifications for the CEO

“With Musk’s tweet, Tesla was plunged into unprecedented market territory” writes Joe Ciolli for businessinsider.com. ET, telling his 22.3 million followers that he had a funding in place to take his company private at $420 — a roughly 20% premium to the stock’s Monday closing price.Never before has the CEO of a company so massive and widely-followed disclosed something so sensitive on a social media platform like Twitter. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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The billionaire heir to a chewing gum fortune is making a huge bet on marijuana

“II, the heir to the Wrigley chewing gum fortune, is jumping into the marijuana business” writes Jeremy Berke for businessinsider.com. Known as Beau, Wrigley left the eponymous chewing gum company after orchestrating the company’s sale to Mars Inc.Wrigley led a $65 million equity financing into Surterra Wellness , a Florida-based medical marijuana company, through his personal investment firm.Recreational marijuana is legal in nine states , and medical marijuana is legal in another 30, though the federal government still considers it to be an illegal, Schedule I substance.”When I understood the…

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