The Second Circuit on Thursday overturned Visa and Mastercard’s $7.25 billion antitrust settlement with retailers over swipe fees, finding that merchants who would accept the cards after the settlement date were not adequately represented.
An Indiana federal judge on Thursday granted Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky a preliminary injunction against a state law banning abortions based on the fetus’s race, sex or disability and that requires fetal tissue to be disposed like human remains, finding the organization is likely to win on its claims.
Chocolate maker The Hershey Co. on Thursday rejected a roughly $22.8 billion takeover offer from Mondelez International and indicated it has little interest in future negotiations.
Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announced Thursday that the U.S. Department of Defense would end its ban on transgender people serving openly, saying the move would strengthen the force and was in keeping with the DOD’s overarching principles.
Lions Gate Entertainment Corp., producer of the popular “Hunger Games” franchise and “Orange is the New Black,” will buy premium television company Starz Entertainment LLC in a $4.4 billion cash and stock deal, announced Thursday, creating a company with a 16,000-title film and television library.
The IRS’ final regulations requiring multinational corporations to report financial data for all jurisdictions they operate in could lead to friction with other jurisdictions, as the rules don’t define some important terms such as fiscal autonomy or distinguish between independent contractors and employees, experts say.
Three men were charged in New York state court with murder in connection with last year’s shooting death of an aide to Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo who was a former Jones Day associate, officials said on Wednesday.
By Max Stendahl