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Fox News Faces New Racial Discrimination Lawsuit

Troubles at Fox News were compounded yet again on Tuesday, with the emergence of new allegations of racial discrimination at the company coming less than a week after the ouster of the network’s star Bill O’Reilly.Eleven current and former Fox News employees filed a class-action lawsuit in New York against the network, accusing it of “abhorrent,...

Debt Crisis Shakes Chinese Town, Pointing to Wider Problems

SHANGHAI — In China, it’s all about whom you owe.That precise question — who owes what to whom? — shook the Chinese industrial town of Zouping in recent weeks. Some businesses closed. City officials engineered a desperate corporate takeover. An executive was detained by the police.The problem: Local companies had agreed to guarantee hundreds...

Trump’s Tax Plan: Low Rate for Corporations, and for Companies Like His

President Trump plans to unveil a tax cut blueprint on Wednesday that would apply a vastly reduced, 15 percent business tax rate not only to corporations but also to companies that now pay taxes through the personal income tax code — from mom-and-pop businesses to his own real estate empire, according to several people briefed on the proposal.The...

Trump Rides a Market Wave, but Business Looks for Results

The investor enthusiasm that began with President Trump’s unexpected victory in November has burst out anew on Wall Street, even as Washington remains gridlocked and evidence of any real pickup in the economy is scarce.Stocks have surged 5 percent since Mr. Trump took office on Jan. 20. And that is on top of the 6 percent rally that followed his win...

Lumber Tariff Adds Wrinkle to Nafta Talks With Canada

OTTAWA — When previous American presidents have taken trade action against Canadian lumber, it has generally been considered relatively routine. The row between the two countries goes back decades.But the Trump administration seized on the decision to slap tariffs on the industry’s exports as a way to demonstrate the president’s tough-on-trade...

Legal

AIA Estoppel in US District Court

AIA Estoppel in US District CourtBy Kenneth R Adamo and Eugene Goryunov, Kirkland & Ellis LLPThe America Invents Act (AIA) created three post-grant patent challenges: IPR, CBMR and PGR. The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the US Patent Office conducts these challenges and the conclusion of each challenge is accompanied by estoppel, at...

The Importance of Proper Claim Construction to the Patentable Subject Matter Determination in the United States

The Importance of Proper Claim Construction to the Patentable Subject Matter Determination in the United StatesBy Patricia A Martone, Law Office of Patricia  A Martone PC"No matter what the technology, the best practice for patent owners faced with a section 101 challenge is to emphasise the use of classic claim construction procedures in resolving...

Brexit: An Overview

Brexit: An OverviewBy Laura Devine, Laura Devine SolicitorsLaura Devine navigates the current uncertainties surrounding Brexit and discusses its implications on the UK immigration market. On 23 June 2016 the British electorate voted 51.9 per cent to 48.1 per cent to leave the European Union. The next day, as was widely reported, “What does it mean...

Australia's Migration Programme: An Increasingly Restrictive and Dynamic Landscape

Australia's Migration Programme: An Increasingly Restrictive and Dynamic LandscapeBy Maria Jockel, BDO Migration ServicesIn this article, Maria Jockel at BDO Migration Services explores the ever-changing and increasingly stringent nature of Australian immigration regulation and enforcement. Since the merger of the Department of Immigration and Border...

The Value of the Immigration Lawyer in the Age of Anti-Immigration Populism

The Value of the Immigration Lawyer in the Age of Anti-Immigration PopulismBy Jacqueline R Bart, BartLAW Canadian ImmigrationJacqueline Bart discusses the role of the immigration lawyer in a world of ever-increasing anti-immigration populism.  A Delicate BalanceThe world cannot function without the movement of peoples for business, employment, family...

Deals

Global M&A Activity Predicted to Increase in First Half of 2017

The Intralinks Deal Flow Predictor, an indicator of future mergers and acquisitions (M&A) announcements, with a proven track record for accuracy, forecasts a six percent increase in the total number of M&A deals announced globally in 1H 2017 compared to 1H 2016, setting a new record for annual first half global announced deal count.“The fact that...

Could protectionism stop your dealmaking? - Intralinks Deal Flow Predictor report released

The Intralinks Deal Flow Predictor forecasts the volume of future merger and acquisition (M&A) announcements by tracking early-stage M&A activity – sell-side M&A transactions across the world that are in the preparation stage or have reached the due diligence stage. These early-stage deals are, on average, six months away from their public announcement.Along...

​Elementis significantly increases the scale of its personal care business with US$360 million acquisition of SummitReheis

Acquisition adds a high quality business with significant potential for further growth in the attractive personal care segmentElementis plc (“Elementis” or the “Group”) today announces that it has entered into an agreement to acquire SRLH Holdings, Inc. (“SummitReheis”) from an affiliate of One Rock Capital Partners, LLC (“One Rock”)...

Global M&A is having a moment with best start to year since 2000

With pent-up demand from 2016 and the challenges of an unpredictable U.S. administration ahead, companies seeking to get deals done kicked off this year with a bang.Global M&A activity amounted to $224 billion in January, the highest volume since 2000 in the first month of the year, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. For the first time since 2008,...

Mourant Ozannes advises East African mining company on LSE main market listing

Mourant Ozannes' Guernsey corporate team has advised on the successful admission to trading by way of placing of Rainbow Rare Earths Limited (Rainbow Rare Earths), an East African mining company, on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange.Rainbow Rare Earths, incorporated and registered in Guernsey and administered by Artemis Trustees Limited,...

Acq Lite

Chinese Man Trapped in India Finally Arrived Home After 50 Years

A Chinese Army surveyor who had wandered over the border 54 years ago has finally been able to return home to reunite with his family. Wang Qi, an army surveyor who says he accidentally crossed into India was jailed and detained, and then relocated into a remote region where he The post Chinese Man Trapped in India Finally Arrived Home After 50 Years...

Doritos Flies Couple to Prom After Snack-Themed Promposal

After these friends made headlines last month with a Doritos-themed promposal, the snack company decided to send them to the dance in style. The post Doritos Flies Couple to Prom After Snack-Themed Promposal appeared first on Good News Network. Read More

Wife of Late Army Ranger Finishes His Cancer Bucket List

A graduate of West Point; a football player for the Army; an Army Ranger – when you think of someone who represents all of those things, you immediately think of great strength, courage, and resilience. You don’t think of a 26-year-old struck down in the prime of his life by a The post Wife of Late Army Ranger Finishes His Cancer Bucket List appeared...

Plastic-eating Caterpillar Could Munch Waste, Scientists Say

Generally speaking, plastic is incredibly resistant to breaking down, and that’s certainly true of the trillion polyethylene plastic bags that people use each and every year. But researchers may now be on track to find a solution for plastic waste; and the key is a caterpillar commonly known as a The post Plastic-eating Caterpillar Could Munch...

States to Cut College Costs by Introducing Open-source Textbooks

These two states are moving to slash the astronomical costs of higher education by introducing open source textbooks. The University System of Maryland awarded mini-grants to 21 recipients across 12 different universities for converting all of their reading materials to open source platforms for students. Between the 7 Maryland community colleges...