- Alaska contractor fined $560,000 after worker dies during rescue attempt
An Alaska contractor is facing a $560,000 fine from state regulators after an employee died during a botched rescue attempt following a trench collapse.
- Dow Chemical-DuPont deal will bond nearly $47 billion in retirement assets
The merger announced on Friday of Dow Chemical Co., Midland, Michigan., and E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., Wilmington, Delaware., will create a company with total retirement plan assets of $46.5 billion.
- Truckers to fully commit to electronic logging while driving
The U.S. Department of Transportation announced Thursday that truck and bus drivers will be required to use electronic logging devices to track hours spent driving.
- Everyone free to sing 'Happy Birthday'
The party is officially over for a publishing company that, much to its dismay, doesn’t own the copyright to “Happy Birthday to You.”
- Willis set to merge with Towers Watson after shareholders back deal
Despite substantial shareholder criticism of the deal, Towers Watson & Co. and Willis Group Holdings P.L.C. shareholders on Friday approved their merger in an $18 billion deal.
- China's Fosun shares halted after report says billionaire founder Guo unreachable
A string of senior executives have gone missing temporarily amid Beijing’s ongoing financial sector anti-corruption crackdown, and one of China’s best-known entrepreneurs may now be among them.
- Vodafone sues Dutch telecom firm for $126 million over anticompetitive behavior
Netherlands-based telecommunications firm Vodafone Libertel B.V. has filed a civil lawsuit against its Dutch counterpart Koninklijke KPN N.V. for alleged anticompetitive behavior, Reuters reported.
- Planes at risk of being hit by drones, expert warns
Colin Smith, counter-terrorism expert at the United Kingdom’s Home Office, has said that commercial planes in the country are at risk of being hit by drones that fly too close to them, reports RT.com citing the Sunday Times.
- Ships at risk from hackers: Security researcher
Ruben Santamarta, a researcher at U.S.-based security firm IOActive Inc., has said that ships using a particular model of Voyage Data Recorder are at risk from hackers, Hacked reported.