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Steven Cohen hedge fund firm sued for sexist behavior

Billionaire hedge fund manager Steven Cohen, the inspiration for the Wall Street tycoon in the TV series “Billions,” runs a testosterone-fueled firm where women are underpaid, endure vulgar language and are often referred to as “girls” or “sweetheart,” according to ...

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New York Attorney General to Investigate Firm That Sells Fake Followers

The New York attorney general, Eric T. Schneiderman, on Saturday opened an investigation into a company that sold millions of fake followers on social media platforms, some of them copying real users’ personal information. The company, Devumi, and its sale ...

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Mercer-linked group claims state agency withheld ad firm contract

A conservative non-profit tied to Steve Bannon and Republican mega-donor Robert Mercer charged Tuesday that the New York state agency tasked with business initiatives was wrongly withholding a $ 246 million contract with an advertising firm. Reclaim New York, which ...

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Uber Is a Taxi Service, the E.C.J. Says, in Major Setback to Firm

“It’s normal that authorities don’t know what to do — they can’t just issue regulations anytime somebody claims to operate a new business model,” said Valerio De Stefano, a law professor at the University of Leuven in Belgium. “The litigation ...

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A Rainmaker Seeks to Grow His Firm at a Time of Big Media and Tech Deals

LionTree, powered by what media and telecom executives describe as Mr. Bourkoff’s nonstop networking, has already claimed a number of advisory assignments, from Charter’s deal for Time Warner Cable to Verizon’s purchases of AOL and Yahoo to helping advise Snap ...

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Andy Rubin, Android Creator, Steps Away From Firm Amid Misconduct Report

“Any relationship that Mr. Rubin had while at Google was consensual and did not involve any person who reported to him,” Michael Sitrick, the spokesman, said. “Mr. Rubin was never told by Google that he engaged in any misconduct while ...

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Steve Jurvetson Quits Venture Capital Firm Amid Sexual Harassment Inquiry

I am leaving DFJ to focus on personal matters, including taking legal action against those whose false statements have defamed me. NYT > Technology

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Dolly Parton, more leave firm as exec faces assault allegations

Prominent country music publicist Kirt Webster has stepped down from his firm amid sexual assault allegations — and now, his high-profile clients are doing the same. Webster PR previously housed some of the biggest names in country music, including Dolly ...

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Non-smokers at a Japanese firm get six extra days paid vacation

Employees at a Tokyo-based marketing firm won themselves six extra days of paid leave time after they complained about working more than their colleagues who take cigarette breaks. An associate at Piala Inc. in Japan believed that the non-smokers were ...

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House panel says Trump dossier firm will disclose bank records

The long-running mystery over who financed the salacious dossier alleging links between President Trump and the Russians will soon come to an end. The House Intelligence Committee announced Saturday that Fusion GPS, the firm behind the anti-Trump files, has agreed ...

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