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  • WASHINGTON, April 27- Pfizer Inc has agreed to pay $784.6 million to resolve allegations that Wyeth, which it acquired in 2009, underpaid drug rebates to Medicaid, the federal health insurance program, the Justice Department said Wednesday. The settlement resolves claims by the U.S. and states that Wyeth knowingly reported false and fraudulent prices on two of...

  • NEW YORK— The U.S. Justice Department said it has withdrawn a request to force Apple to reveal data from a cellphone linked to a New York drug case after someone provided federal investigators with the phone's passcode. "As we have said previously, these cases have never been about setting a court precedent; they are about law enforcement's ability and need to...

  • NEW YORK, April 22- The U.S. Justice Department on Friday dropped its effort to force Apple Inc to help unlock an iPhone in a drug case in New York after someone provided authorities the passcode to access the device. The letter marked a sudden end to a closely watched case, in which the Justice Department had been appealing a ruling by a federal magistrate judge...

  • WOLFSBURG, Germany, April 22- Volkswagen is not yet able to put a figure on the total cost of cleaning up the diesel emissions cheating scandal until a final deal is struck with authorities in the United States, Chief Executive Matthias Mueller said on Friday. VW on Thursday said it had agreed on a framework of the deal with the Justice Department, state of...

  • *Daimler said U.S. Department of Justice asks for probe. FRANKFURT/ WASHINGTON, April 22- Daimler shares fell more than five percent on Friday, hit by news that the United States Department of Justice had asked the carmaker to investigate its emissions certification process for vehicles including its Mercedes brand. The investigation comes six months after the...

  • DETROIT— German automaker Daimler AG is investigating at the request of the U.S. government what it says are "possible indications of irregularities" in its emissions certification process. Daimler spokesman Han Tjan said Thursday that the Department of Justice contacted Daimler last week. A message seeking comment was left with the Justice Department.

  • April 21- German automaker Daimler AG said late Thursday it is conducting an internal investigation of its certification process for diesel exhaust emissions in the United States at the request of the Justice Department. The investigation comes six months after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said it would review all light-duty diesel vehicles...

  • April 21- Daimler AG said on Thursday that it will be conducting an internal investigation into the certification process related to exhaust emissions in the United States upon the request of the U.S. Department of Justice. The company said it will fully cooperate with the authorities and will investigate any possible indications of irregularities.

  • NEW YORK, April 21- Volkswagen AG faces further legal fights on several fronts in the United States despite its announcement on Thursday it reached a preliminary deal to resolve consumers' and regulators' claims over vehicles outfitted with software to cheat on diesel-emissions tests. The U.S. Department of Justice said its criminal investigation into the...

  • District Judge Charles Breyer of San Francisco made the formal announcement in court Thursday morning: Volkswagen has reached an agreement in principle to resolve the clean diesel emissions cheating mess in the U.S. The company's settlement encompasses U.S. and California officials, including the Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission, and...

  • April 21- Volkswagen AG and the U.S. Justice Department have reached a deal in principle to address excess diesel emissions in nearly 600,000 polluting vehicles that will include buyback offers and a possible fix, a federal judge in San Francisco said on Thursday. Judge Charles Breyer said the settlement is expected to include a buyback offer for 482,000 2.0-...

  • A solar technician employed by SunEdison checks the rooftop array of solar panels

    SunEdison is one of the largest bankruptcies by asset value in a decade.

  • April 21- Volkswagen AG and the Justice Department reached a deal in principle to address excess diesel emissions in nearly 600,000 polluting vehicles that will include buyback offers and a possible fix, a federal judge said Thursday. Judge Charles Breyer said the settlement is expected to include a buyback offer for nearly 500,000 2.0- liter vehicles and a...

  • Members of media film an Audi AG A3 35 TDI emissions certification vehicle, produced by Volkswagen AG, waiting to be tested inside the Transportation Pollution Research Center laboratory, operated by National Institute of Environmental Research in Incheon, South Korea, on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015.

    Automaker Volkswagen has reached a deal with the U.S. government over diesel emissions, a judge told Reuters Thursday.

  • The measure was approved Tuesday by voice vote and forbids the IRS from targeting people who exercise their right of free speech. Rick Allen is the sponsor, and he says the IRS punished conservative groups for their views. Federal officials apologized for poor management and some top IRS officials were replaced, but the Justice Department decided against...

  • Federal regulators are investigating blood-testing start-up Theranos over whether it misled investors.

  • A protestor holds up an iPhone that reads, 'No Entry' outside of the the Apple store on 5th Avenue on February 23, 2016 in New York City.

    The tech giant argued that the U.S. Justice Department had failed to sufficiently explore third party options to unlock the iPhone.

  • WASHINGTON— Freedom Mortgage agreed to pay the U.S. government $113 million to settle allegations that it failed to comply with federal rules. The Justice Department said Friday that the New Jersey- based lender did not properly comply with Federal Housing Administration rules for mortgages it was generating and didn't monitor payment defaults.

  • Swisher on running for Mayor: If Trump can run...

    Re/code Executive Editor Kara Swisher talks about the White House taking on the cable box, Microsoft suing the Justice Department and her political ambitions.

  • Microsoft opened a new front in the battle over digital privacy this week, suing the Justice Department over its use of court orders requiring the company to turn over customer files stored in its computer centers— often without notifying the customer involved. It's the latest in a series of legal challenges brought by Microsoft and some of its leading...