Federal court records show a Mississippi company that was the target of the largest U.S. workplace raid on illegal immigrants has settled a discrimination lawsuit by four black women who claimed the company gave preferential treatment to Latinos. A tentative settlement was announced in February. Details were released in court documents filed this past week.
A federal appeals court has rejected a challenge to Environmental Protection Agency decisions allowing an increase in ethanol content in gasoline. In a 2-1 ruling, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit said trade associations of engine manufacturers, food producers and petroleum producers did not have standing to sue because they failed to show that their members are harmed by the EPA action.
Attorney General Darrell McGraw says West Virginia consumers can now file refund claims in a price-fixing settlement against companies that made liquid crystal display screens used in televisions and computer monitors. Consumers have until Dec. 6 to file claims for LCD screens bought between 1999 and 2006.
Indiana regulators have fined a central Indiana glass factory $150,000 after inspectors found company managers had failed to correct several workplace safety lapses discovered at the plant following a worker's 2010 death. Pilkington North America was fined last month by the Indiana OSHA after it conducted a follow-up inspection this spring at the Shelbyville plant about 25 miles southeast of Indianapolis.
Federal regulators have approved a new measure meant to help turn Montana's Big Sky Country into Clear Sky Country by forcing industrial plants to cut pollutants that make hazy skies over national parks and wilderness areas. The official target date is 2064, but EPA officials acknowledge it would take several centuries for some parks and wildernesses under the new rule.
Johnson & Johnson plans to remove potentially cancer-causing and other dangerous chemicals from nearly all its adult toiletries and cosmetic products worldwide within 3 1/2 years.
A federal appeals court ruled Monday that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency violated the Clean Air Act by rejecting a Texas program for approving air permits.
Bankrupt solar company Solyndra has agreed to pay $3.5 million to settle accusations that it failed to properly notify employees they would losing their jobs.
Utah is moving to close a regulatory loophole that let industries exceed pollution limits and escape sanctions by blaming malfunctioning equipment.
The state Supreme Court ruled that Bridgeport Ethanol did not qualify for the $1.6M in tax breaks that it sought.
Gillibrand says a rollback of new energy-efficiency standards for old-fashioned light bulbs would hurt U.S. manufacturers and help Chinese companies export inferior products to the U.S.
A U.S. judge has overturned a multimillion-dollar patent-infringement verdict against BlackBerry maker Research In Motion.
A former Intel Corp. worker in Massachusetts has been sentenced to three years in federal prison for stealing hundreds of millions of dollars' worth of computer chip manufacturing and design secrets while working for a rival company.
Independent repair shops and vehicle owners who want to make their own repairs would get access to software needed to diagnose car trouble under a new bill.
There are plans to test the 200-acre site of the former plant in Macomb County's Shelby Township for trichloroethylene and trichloroethane.
Before it shut down and declared bankruptcy, Avtex Fibers was cited for violating Virginia's environmental laws with wastewater discharges into the Shenandoah River.
A federal judge on Friday denied Apple Inc.'s demands for an immediate victory in a multibillion-dollar patent trial.
Attorney General Linda Kelly said the foreign manufactured material was cheaper than similar American-made items, giving Ryco an unfair competitive advantage.
The bill would have manufacturers that sell cars in Massachusetts provide access to their diagnostic and repair information system through a universal software system that can be accessed by dealers and independent repairs shops.
Counterfeit cables are bulk cables or cable assemblies sold under false pretenses to undercut legitimate manufacturers.
Automotive supplier TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. said Monday that its German subsidiary will pay a fine of $5.1 million to settle antitrust violations with the U.S. Department of Justice.
Two tech titans will square off in court over patents in a closely watched trial over control of the U.S. smartphone and computer tablet markets.
Allegations that China used stolen U.S. technology to develop a modern military attack helicopter were "severe deviations" from the facts, the Chinese Defense Ministry said Thursday.
Senate Republicans on Thursday killed a measure backed by President Barack Obama that would encourage companies to bring overseas jobs back to the United States.