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Bed Bath sues 1-800-Flowers for trying to renege on deal over COVID-19

Bed Bath said in its complaint, filed in Delaware’s Court of Chancery, that 1-800-Flowers told it on March 24 the COVID-19 outbreak

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FCC proposes to fine TracFone Wireless $6 million for subsidy violations: US

The Lifeline program provides a monthly discount of up to $9.25 on broadband and phone service for qualifying low-income consumers.

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JPMorgan pays $1bn to take full control of China fund venture: US

Purchase of remaining 49% stake in CIFM follows removal of foreign ownership cap on April 1

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Scotland drops plans to suspend jury trials during coronavirus crisis

Michael Gove urged Nicola Sturgeon to reconsider ‘deeply concerning’ proposals

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SoftBank abandons $3 billion WeWork share purchase deal

SoftBank shares rose as much as 2.5 percent while the broader Japan market fell.

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Top EU court says eastern states broke law by refusing to host refugees

The ruling underscores Europe’s bitter divisions over migratio

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EU proposes short-time work scheme to avoid coronavirus lay-offs

The Commission said more details of its plans would be available

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Overshadowed by pandemic, Japan´s ban on indoor smoking goes into effect

Cigar bars, private homes and hotel rooms are exempt from the ban.

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UK medicines watchdog warns over unsafe coronavirus tests

MHRA to probe potential scams and take down fraudulent websites

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U.S. court rules for Teva in migraine patent dispute with Eli Lilly

In a separate legal action filed in 2018, Teva accused Eli Lilly’s competing drug Emgality of infringing the same patents

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Banks stand to make billions from US small business rescue

Federal loans will be forgiven if recipients use them to cover payroll and other costs

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U.S. Supreme Court lets states bar insanity defense

Under the Kansas law, defendants cannot argue they were insane and unable to make a moral judgment as an excuse to criminal liability

MAR
31

Federal Reserve loosens bank lending regulations during COVID-19 outbreak: US

Banks can choose whether to follow the modified CECL rule or the old CECL rule.

MAR
31

Regulators across Europe clash over bans on short selling

Some countries prohibit bets on lower prices, while others warn bans make matters worse

MAR
31

Trump extends social distancing in US until April 30

Top health official warns of up to 200,000 American deaths from coronavirus

MAR
31

U.S. judges stop Texas, Ohio, Alabama from curbing abortions during coronavirus crisis

Courts were working on an urgent basis as clinics warned that some patients were reaching the legal time limit to get the procedure.

MAR
31

EU warns Hungary on flouting democracy with coronavirus laws

The Hungarian parliament granted nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orban an open-ended right to rule.

MAR
30

Trump signs $2 trillion stimulus package to combat COVID-19

The House approved the bill after overcoming last-minute drama by using an unusual procedural move to thwart a demand by a conservative Republican to force members to vote in person.

MAR
30

Trump orders General Motors to make ventilators under the Defense Production Act

DPA originated as a reaction to the Korean War and entitles the government to force American businesses to produce products and materials that are in high-demand or short supply during a national emergency

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30

US legal battle looms over coronavirus insurance payouts

Industry says claims excluded from its policies and pose an ‘existential threat’

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