Elon Musk safe for now as U.S. judge urges Tesla CEO, SEC to end tweet dispute

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Elon Musk’s job as Tesla Inc’s chief executive appeared safe on Thursday as a federal judge in Manhattan urged the billionaire to settle contempt allegations by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission over his use of … Continue reading Elon Musk safe for now as U.S. judge urges Tesla CEO, SEC to end tweet dispute

Drugmakers Jazz, Alexion, Lundbeck to pay $123 million to resolve U.S. charity kickback probe

BOSTON (Reuters) – Three drugmakers will pay $122.6 million to resolve claims they used charities that help cover Medicare patients’ out-of-pocket drug costs as a way to pay kickbacks aimed at encouraging use of their medications, including some expensive ones. … Continue reading Drugmakers Jazz, Alexion, Lundbeck to pay $123 million to resolve U.S. charity kickback probe

U.S. to wrap case against drug company executives tied to opioid crisis

BOSTON (Reuters) – Prosecutors on Thursday will present their closing arguments in the trial of the wealthy founder of pharmaceutical company Insys Therapeutics Inc and four colleagues accused of contributing to the U.S. opioid epidemic by bribing doctors to prescribe … Continue reading U.S. to wrap case against drug company executives tied to opioid crisis

U.S. Senate Republicans change procedures to speed up Trump confirmations

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Republican-led U.S. Senate on Wednesday changed its procedures to speed up the confirmation of President Donald Trump’s nominees for some lower court judgeships and sub-Cabinet level positions. FILE PHOTO – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pauses … Continue reading U.S. Senate Republicans change procedures to speed up Trump confirmations

Algeria protest leader vows more pressure despite Bouteflika decision

ALGIERS (Reuters) – Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s decision to quit by April 28 “will change nothing” and demonstrations will continue, a protest leader said on Tuesday, indicating popular pressure for more far-reaching political change remains insistent. People carry national flags … Continue reading Algeria protest leader vows more pressure despite Bouteflika decision

Ghosn’s lawyers ask his trial be separate from those of Nissan, ex-director Kelly

FILE PHOTO: Former Nissan Motor Chairman Carlos Ghosn sits inside a car as he leaves his lawyer’s office after being released on bail from Tokyo Detention House, in Tokyo, Japan, March 6, 2019. REUTERS/Issei Kato/File Photo TOKYO (Reuters) – Lawyers … Continue reading Ghosn’s lawyers ask his trial be separate from those of Nissan, ex-director Kelly

Fresenius Medical Care to pay $231 million to resolve criminal, civil foreign bribery charges

(Reuters) – Germany-based dialysis clinic operator Fresenius Medical Care AG will pay about $231 million to resolve criminal and civil allegations that the company paid bribes to public health and government officials in several countries to win or retain business, … Continue reading Fresenius Medical Care to pay $231 million to resolve criminal, civil foreign bribery charges