Afternoon Coffee: Caterpillar Ordered to Pay Former Supplier $73.6M, US GDP Growth Slows in Q3


Caterpillar Inc. was found guilty of stealing trade secrets from a former suppliers, England-based Miller UK Ltd. The supplier was awarded $73.6 million in damages.

U.S. GDP grew 2% in the third quarter, down from the 3.9% rise in the second quarter of 2015, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis.

Workers at six Amazon warehouses in Germany are joining a labor strike that is running at some sites until Dec. 24. Germany is the second-largest market for Amazon after the U.S.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating another E.coli outbreak related to Chipotle. Five more recent cases of people becoming ill are part of the new investigation.


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