SEC Is Steering More Trials to Judges It Appoints

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The Securities and Exchange Commission is increasingly steering cases to hearings in front of the agency’s appointed administrative judges, who found in its favor in every verdict for the 12 months through September, rather than taking them to federal court.

Trinity Industries Whistleblower Awarded $175 Million

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A federal jury decided that a Texas manufacturer should pay $175 million in a case brought by a whistleblower who questioned the safety of thousands of highway guardrail end caps on the nation’s roads.

Weak Europe Earnings Underline Outlook

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European companies’ business weakened in recent months, with the latest quarter’s first major earnings releases offering a grim outlook for the Continent’s economy.

Canadian Pacific, CSX End Talks

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Canadian Pacific said it ended merger talks with CSX but warned that problems plaguing the industry will only worsen if railroads don’t take action immediately.

Toyota Recalling 247,000 Vehicles for Air Bags

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Toyota Motor recalled another 247,000 vehicles that have an air bag that can rupture and send shrapnel into the passenger compartment, bringing the number of affected vehicles from six auto makers to 2.4 million vehicles.

Walgreen Says Ex-CFO Was Responsible for Financial Forecast

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Walgreen challenged the version of events presented by ex-CFO Wade Miquelon in a defamation lawsuit against it, saying the former executive was responsible for a disappointing financial forecast that preceded his departure.

CVS Plays Hardball With Rival Drug Chains

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CVS is offering a prescription-drug plan that charges patients more if they buy their medications at pharmacies that sell tobacco products, a plan that could benefit the company’s own network of drugstores.

Amazon, Simon & Schuster Reach Book Contract

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Amazon and CBS Corp.’s Simon & Schuster have reached a new multiyear print and digital contract, a pact that comes as the online retailer continues difficult negotiations with Hachette Book Group.

Facebook Sues Lawyers for Allegedly Contributing to Fraud

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Facebook and Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg filed suit against several attorneys Monday, claiming they helped perpetuate a fraud against the social network and its founder.

Verizon's Bright Horizon

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Ahead of the Tape: Strong growth in postpaid wireless customers is giving some pep to Verizon Communications.

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