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(Paul Pica)General Motors might be able to wriggle out of class action fraud lawsuits over the long-ignored ignition defect in multiple vehicles that ultimately killed more than 100 people, but the company could still face criminal charges from federal prosecutors.
The Wall Street Journal reports that the U. S. Dept. of Justice is looking to bring criminal charges against the car company for allegedly making misstatements about the ignition switches in the Chevy Cobalt, Saturn Ion and other vehicles.
The exact charges that might be filed are still up in the air, as is the issue of whether GM will go along with a guilty plea, or perhaps a deferred-prosecution deal.
Almost exactly a year after Amazon and book publisher Hachette entered a very public feud over an e-book pricing dispute, the mega online retailer is reportedly on the cusp of engaging in a new battle with the world’s largest book publisher, Penguin Random House.
The Guardian, citing industry sources, reports that Amazon and Penguin Random House are in a dispute over the terms of a new contract for online book sales.
Penguin Random House is reportedly the only one of the “big five” publishers that hasn’t renewed its contract with Amazon to sell titles online.
Mall staple Hot Topic is taking another chain under its umbrella for a $122 million price tag, announcing that it’s acquiring Geeknet, Inc., parent company of online retailers ThinkGeek and ThinkGeek Solutions, for $122 million. Commemorative T-shirts with cheeky sayings for everyone!
Hot Topic is known for its mall stores as well as its status as an online purveyor of goods you might find at the mall.
Flash floods in Texas and Oklahoma have created a disaster situation that Texas governor Greg Abbott likens to a tsunami. On Monday, Abbott declared a state of emergency in 37 Texas counties as the weather service issued warnings that the floods may not be over. The peak of the floods occurred Monday afternoon, when over 20 high-water rescues were performed as emergency services personnel fanned out across the area south of Austin, where the worst of the floods occurred.