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Jim Bakker, His Church Settle Lawsuit Over COVID-19 Claims

O’FALLON, Mo. (AP) — Jim Bakker and his southwestern Missouri church will pay restitution of $156,000 to settle a lawsuit that accuses the TV pastor of falsely claiming that a health supplement could cure the coronavirus. Missouri court records show …

Tesla Crash Victim Lauded ‘Full Self-Driving’ in Videos on Tiktok

BERKELEY — A Tesla car driver killed in a recent accident in California praised the automaker’s “full self-driving” features, and posted videos on his apparent Tiktok account, in which he appeared to drive with his hands off the wheel. On …

Bayer Accused of ‘Pay to Appeal Scheme’ by Roundup Lawyers

Bayer AG’s strategy to get a favorable ruling in its Roundup litigation is a manufactured “pay-to-appeal scheme” that will erode the U.S. system of justice if it’s permitted, plaintiffs’ lawyers said in a letter to a court. Lawyers who are …

Boston Scientific in $189M Settlement With States Over Surgical Mesh Devices

NEW YORK — Boston Scientific Corp. agreed to pay $188.7 million to settle claims by most U.S. states that it deceptively marketed its surgical mesh devices to consumers. The settlement with 47 states and Washington, D.C. was announced on Tuesday …

Appeals Court Upholds Trump Health Care Price Disclosure Rule

A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld a White House-backed rule to require hospitals to disclose the prices they negotiate with insurers for an array of tests and procedures. The 2-0 decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the …

Consumers Protest New Measure of ‘Unfair’ Airline Practices

Consumer advocates are protesting a move by the Trump administration that they say will make it harder for the government to punish airlines that treat passengers unfairly. On the Friday during a four-day Thanksgiving weekend, the Transportation Department made final …

Zoom Boosts Security After U.S. Claims it Misled Users

Zoom Video Communications Inc. agreed to boost its security to settle claims it misled users about access to online meetings and other issues, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission said. Since at least 2016, the videoconferencing platform, which skyrocketed in popularity …

Shopify Says ‘Rogue’ Employees Stole Data From Merchants

Shopify Inc. said two employees stole data from more than 100 merchants, potentially exposing the personal information of consumers who shopped on web stores that use the company’s e-commerce software. “Rogue members” of Shopify’s support team were involved in a …

Warren Buffett’s Duracell Sues Energizer Over Battery Life Claims

NEW YORK — Duracell, the battery unit of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc, sued the maker of Energizer batteries on Tuesday, accusing it falsely advertising that its Energizer MAX batteries last up to 50% longer than other alkaline batteries. The …

Immersive Simulator Tests ‘Trust’ Between Humans and Self-driving Cars

Mass production of autonomous vehicles is expected to soar by the early 2020s. Consumers have high expectations and a high degree of skepticism when it comes to self-driving cars. According to a World Economic Forum study, consumers are very reluctant …