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January 2019

International Trade Law
China Is Ready for U.S. Imports. Trade War Won?
      0 Comments     2019-01-24

Is China ready to reduce the U.S. trade deficit of $323 billion to zero? This month, Bloomberg News reported that Chinese officials, during talks with U.S. trade reps in Beijing, have offered a six-year increase in imports. The offer involves China raising the annual import of U.S. goods by at least $1 trillion. The change would set the U.S. on track to […]

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Legal
SEC Filings Stolen and Used in $4.1 Million Insider Trading Scheme
      0 Comments     2019-01-24

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey has indicted two twenty-something Ukrainians for computer hacking and securities fraud. Their target: The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Their scheme: Trading on companies’ private financial information before the details were known in the market. How they attacked: The cyber attacks included phishing schemes and the use of malware to infect SEC computers. When they obtained the information they sought, […]

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Employment Law
Federal Shutdown Pay Crisis: Union Sues Trump Administration
      0 Comments     2019-01-07

With President Trump and Congress still at an impasse over funding border wall construction, and as essential employees work through a federal shutdown, the American Federation of Government Employees and the D.C.-based Kalijarvi, Chuzi, Newman & Fitch law firm is pursuing legal action in the names of individual plaintiffs and the working employees. Union’s president J. David Cox blasted the “inhumane” decisions that some 420,000 were […]

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Cyber Security
Storm Brewing? Popular Weather App Raises Privacy Concerns
      0 Comments     2019-01-07

A free, popular Android weather app has been collecting a troubling amount of personal information. The Wall Street Journal says Weather Forecast: World Weather Accurate Radar is a major hit on Google’s Play Store, and it’s been tracking more than the weather requesters’ basic locale. The app comes from China-based TCL Communication Technology Holdings, maker of Blackberry smartphones. Security experts at London-based Upstream Systems […]

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