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Seagram heiress Clare Bronfman pleads guilty in New York sex cult case

20 Apr 2019

NEW YORK Seagram liquor heiress Clare Bronfman pleaded guilty on Friday to harboring an illegal immigrant and enabling credit card fraud as part of an alleged sex cult based in upstate New York.

Tesla's Elon Musk, SEC get another week to work out deal on Twitter use

19 Apr 2019

NEW YORK Tesla Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission will get another week to settle a dispute over Musk's use of Twitter, a federal judge ruled Thursday.

TransPerfect sues rival Lionbridge for trade secret theft

13 Apr 2019

Leading translation company TransPerfect Global Inc has sued its top competitor, Lionbridge Technologies Inc, accusing it of misappropriating trade secrets through a sham bid to acquire TransPerfect at a court-ordered auction.

UPDATE 2-Top Abraaj executives arrested on U.S. fraud charges

12 Apr 2019

* Naqvi says is innocent in relation to all charges (Adds statement from Naqvi, details of London hearing)

AMD subsidiary wins reinstatement of computer graphics patents

12 Apr 2019

A federal appeals court on Thursday revived three computer graphic patents held by a subsidiary of semiconductor company Advanced Micro Devices Inc that had been largely struck down by a U.S. patent appeals board, finding that the board had wrongly concluded the patents were obvious in light of prior art.

U.S. charges top Abraaj executives with defrauding investors

12 Apr 2019

NEW YORK, April 11 U.S. prosecutors on Thursday unsealed criminal charges against the chief executive and a managing partner of failed private equity firm Abraaj, accusing them of defrauding investors by lying about the Dubai-based firm's financial condition.

Airbnb reverses on delisting Israeli settlements, won't profit off West Bank

10 Apr 2019

JERUSALEM/NEW YORK Airbnb said on Tuesday it would not implement a planned delisting of Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank and would donate proceeds from any bookings in the territory to international humanitarian aid organizations.

'Smallville' actress Allison Mack pleads guilty in sex cult case

09 Apr 2019

NEW YORK "Smallville" actress Allison Mack on Monday pleaded guilty to blackmailing two women as part of an alleged New York sex cult that prosecutors called a racketeering operation that carried out sex trafficking and other crimes.

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

05 Apr 2019

NEW YORK 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 Twitter. | Video

By spying on Huawei, U.S. found evidence against the Chinese firm

05 Apr 2019

NEW YORK U.S. authorities gathered information about Huawei Technologies Co Ltd through secret surveillance that they plan to use in a case accusing the Chinese telecom equipment maker of sanctions-busting and bank fraud, prosecutors said on Thursday.

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