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Michael Jackson Estate $100M Lawsuit Alleges ‘Character Assassination’ by HBO
The estate of Michael Jackson sued HBO for $100 million over what it says is the “posthumous character assassination” of the late singer in the “Leaving Neverland” documentary. The Jackson estate alleges HBO, which is owned by AT&T Inc., violated …

POSTED FEBRUARY 22, 2019 1:40 PM
U.S. Working with Mexico, Canada to Block African Swine Fever
The United States, Canada and Mexico are coordinating efforts to prevent the arrival of a highly contagious swine disease that has swept through China’s hog herd and parts of Europe, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said on Thursday. The disease, …

POSTED FEBRUARY 22, 2019 1:38 PM
China Regulator to Retain Control of Anbang Insurance Group Until Next Year
China’s banking and insurance regulator said on Friday it will extend its control of Anbang Insurance Group Co. Ltd. for one year to Feb. 22, 2020. The regulator will maintain the stable operation of Anbang and protect the interests of …

POSTED FEBRUARY 22, 2019 12:52 PM
New Jersey Woman Sentenced to Prison for Stealing $190K from Former Employer
A former site manager for a temporary staffing agency in New Jersey has been sentenced to prison for stealing $190,000 from the agency. Xiomara Jovel, 47, of Roselle, N.J., was sentenced to three years in state prison by Superior Court …

POSTED FEBRUARY 22, 2019 11:40 AM
Baltimore Sues Chemical Company Monsanto Over PCB Pollution
Baltimore has filed a lawsuit against the agrochemical giant Monsanto and two other companies, accusing them of polluting city waterways and stormwater. The legal effort focuses on PCBs, the industrial chemicals that have long accumulated in animals, plants and people …

POSTED FEBRUARY 22, 2019 11:32 AM
Dropped Thermos May Have Been Behind Deadly 2017 New York Bus Crash
A dropped thermos wedged between the brake and accelerator pedals of a charter bus may have been behind a 2017 crash in Flushing, New York, that killed three people, U.S. transportation investigators said Thursday. The motorcoach ran a red light …

POSTED FEBRUARY 22, 2019 11:18 AM
Financial, Reputational Costs of Cyber Attacks Can Ruin Small, Medium Firms: Chubb
The average price tag for a business to recover after a cyber attack is $400,000, which can be fatal for small-and-medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), according to a report published by Chubb. This hefty cost of repairing the business and its reputation …

POSTED FEBRUARY 22, 2019 11:03 AM
Arch Capital Group Names Englesbe as Chief Risk Officer
Arch Capital Group Ltd. announced that Janice Englesbe will join the company as senior vice president, chief risk officer (CRO) effective Feb. 25, 2019. Englesbe will be based in Arch’s Bermuda office and report to François Morin, the company’s executive …

POSTED FEBRUARY 22, 2019 9:34 AM
Scandinavians Stunned over Region’s Growing Money Laundering Allegations
Scandinavians are taking a hard look at their institutions as allegations of systematic money laundering rock the entire region. With Swedbank AB becoming the latest lender to get dragged into a dirty money scandal that’s already engulfed Danske Bank A/S, …

POSTED FEBRUARY 22, 2019 9:07 AM
UK Prime Minister to Be Forced to Request 3-Month Brexit Delay: EU Sources
The European Union expects U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May to be forced to request a three-month delay to Brexit, two EU officials said. Discussions between the two sides suggest May will ask for an extension to the two-year negotiating period …

POSTED FEBRUARY 22, 2019 7:42 AM

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