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Pence, Giuliani will not cooperate in U.S. House impeachment inquiry

Rudy Giuliani, lawyer for U.S. President Donald Trump and former mayor of New York City, applauds Vice President Mike Pence with White House chief economic advisor Larry Kudlow at a signing ceremony for the "Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act" in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, U.S., July 29, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

WASHINGTON - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani said on Tuesday they will not cooperate with a U.S. House of Representatives impeachment inquiry into Trump's efforts to pressure Ukraine to investigate a political rival.  Full Article 

A bottle of Johnson and Johnson Baby Powder is seen in a photo illustration taken in New York, February 24, 2016. Consumers expressed concern on social media about a talc-based baby powder made by Johnson & Johnson on Wednesday after a Missouri jury ordered the company to pay $72 million in damages to the family of a woman who said her death from cancer was linked to use of the product. REUTERS/Mike Segar/Illustration

Missouri appeals court overturns $110 million Johnson & Johnson talc verdict

NEW YORK - A Missouri appeals court overturned a $110 million verdict against Johnson & Johnson in a lawsuit by a Virginia woman who says she developed ovarian cancer after decades of using of its talc-based products for feminine hygiene.  Full Article 

Steve Wynn, Chairman and CEO of Wynn Resorts, speaks during the Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills, California, U.S., May 3, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Nevada gaming regulators seek ban on Steve Wynn from state's casino industry

Nevada gaming regulators are seeking a ban on former Wynn Resorts Ltd chief Steve Wynn from the state's casino industry, citing allegations of sexual misconduct that emerged a year ago, a regulatory filling showed.  Full Article 

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U.S. House takes hard line on China over Hong Kong, Huawei

The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday passed four pieces of legislation taking a hard line on China, three related to pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong and one commending Canada in its dispute over the extradition of a Chinese telecom executive.

Pence, Giuliani will not cooperate in U.S. House impeachment inquiry

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani said on Tuesday they will not cooperate with a U.S. House of Representatives impeachment inquiry, prompting a leading Democrat to say that would strengthen the case against the president.

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Barnes & Noble cafe managers lose overtime class certification bid

A federal judge on Tuesday declined to certify a nationwide class of former Barnes & Noble Inc cafe managers who claimed the bookstore operator for nearly three years failed to properly pay them overtime.  Read more 

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Oracle shareholders claim coverup as Ellison, Catz balk at discovery

In August, I told you about an extraordinarily unusual recommendation by three Oracle board members who essentially gave a green light to plaintiffs' lawyers to pursue billion-dollar breach-of-duty claims against their colleagues on the Oracle board. Now those same directors – as well as Oracle chair Larry Ellison and CEO Safra Catz – are being accused by shareholders of trying to cover up crucial discovery.

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