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  • IBM's Watson computing system.

    IBM’s supercomputer will assist H&R Block’s 70,000 tax professionals at 10,000 branch offices, where 11 million people file taxes.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 1- As a lawyer in private practice for a decade, President Donald Trump's U.S. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch often fought on behalf of business interests, including efforts to curb securities class action lawsuits, experience that could mould his thinking if he is confirmed as a justice. Gorsuch, a conservative federal appeals court judge...

  • CHICAGO, Jan 24- The U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Tuesday that an internal email sent to staff at its Agricultural Research Service unit this week calling for a suspension of public-facing documents, including news releases and photos, was flawed and that new guidance has been sent out to replace it. "This internal email was released without...

  • CHICAGO, Jan 24- The U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Tuesday that an internal email sent to staff at its Agricultural Research Service unit this week calling for a suspension of public-facing documents, including news releases and photos, was flawed and that new guidance would be issued to replace it. President Donald Trump has cast doubt on whether...

  • USDA DISAVOWS INTERNAL EMAIL TO AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH SERVICE.

  • The lawsuit, brought by the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, will allege that the Constitution's emoluments clause forbids payments to Trump's businesses. Trump does business with countries like China, India, Indonesia and the Philippines, the group noted in a statement. It will be filed in federal court in Manhattan, Gupta said, and...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 23- President Donald Trump on Monday dismissed allegations in a new lawsuit by prominent constitutional and ethics lawyers that he is violating the U.S. Trump told reporters at the White House that the lawsuit filed earlier in the day by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington was "without merit." The nonprofit watchdog said Trump is "...

  • The deal would resolve charges that accounting control failures at the automaker prevented GM from properly assessing the potential financial impact of the defective ignition switch, which led to vehicle recalls beginning in 2014, the SEC said. The largest U.S. automaker said in a statement it consented to an administrative SEC order, without admitting or...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 13- The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to consider whether companies can head off costly class action lawsuits by forcing employees to give up their right to pursue work-related legal claims in court as a group. The justices took up appeals of three lower court rulings, including one involving global professional services giant Ernst& Young,...

  • Jan 12- Puerto Rico's new government tapped law firm Dentons to help it develop a fiscal turnaround plan and lead restructuring negotiations with creditors holding some $70 billion in debt, the firm announced on Thursday. Dentons will replace Cleary Gottlieb, which had served as legal counsel under the administration of ex-Governor Alejandro Garcia...

  • President-elect Donald Trump continued holding meetings on Wednesday in New York as he prepared to take over the White House from Barack Obama on Jan. 20. *Investment banker, head of Ducera Partners, advising on Bayer-Monsanto merger. *New York- based media specialist involved with Bayer-Monsanto merger.

  • LONDON, Jan 11- The widow of an activist executed after protesting against Royal Dutch Shell's oil production in Nigeria has won access to legal documents for use in a legal case for damages against the oil giant that she says she plans to launch in the Netherlands. A U.S. judge in December told Shell's U.S. lawyers to give Esther Kiobel documents about Shell's...

  • CHICAGO, Jan 9- A New York federal judge has shot down an effort by creditors of the former Tribune Co to claw back $8 billion from shareholders who sold stock in the publisher's 2007 buyout, bringing a long-running legal battle sparked by its bankruptcy closer to an end. The ruling stems from the tangled litigation following real estate mogul Sam Zell's...

  • LONDON, Jan 9- British law firm Leigh Day is advising drivers at takeaway foods delivery firm Deliveroo on the possibility of taking legal action to gain workers' rights such as the minimum wage, in a further challenge to the flourishing' gig economy'. In October two drivers represented by Leigh Day won the right to be treated as workers by Uber in a move which the taxi...

  • LONDON, Jan 9- British law firm Leigh Day said it was advising drivers at takeaway foods delivery firm Deliveroo on the possibility of taking legal action to gain workers' rights such as the minimum wage, in a further challenge to the flourishing' gig economy'. In October two drivers represented by Leigh Day won the right to be treated as workers by Uber in a move which...

  • *Harcus Sinclair UK launches legal action in Britain. LONDON, Jan 9- A British law firm has launched legal action against Volkswagen, seeking thousands of pounds of compensation each for UK drivers affected by the carmaker's emissions scandal. In Britain, Europe's second-biggest autos market, 1.2 million cars are affected and Harcus Sinclair UK, which is being...

  • SAO PAULO, Jan 6- Stricter legal and regulatory scrutiny may slow mergers and acquisitions in Brazil this year, compounding the impact of a harsh recession and lingering political turmoil that is keeping buyers and sellers at odds over valuations, bankers and lawyers said. Thomson Reuters data show at least 14 planned divestitures or takeovers worth more than...

  • SAO PAULO, Jan 6- Stricter legal and regulatory scrutiny may slow mergers and acquisitions in Brazil this year, compounding the impact of a harsh recession and lingering political turmoil that is keeping buyers and sellers at odds over valuations, bankers and lawyers said. Thomson Reuters data show at least 14 planned divestitures or takeovers worth more than...

  • President-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday nominated lawyer Robert Lighthizer as U.S. Trade Representative.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 4- President-elect Donald Trump said on Wednesday he intends to nominate Walter "Jay" Clayton, an attorney who advises clients on major Wall Street deals, to lead the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. By selecting an attorney who is deeply steeped in capital-raising deals, Trump is likely signaling that the SEC will be looking to scale back...