Nestlé to Impose Animal Welfare Standards on Suppliers, Bank of America to Pay $17B Settlement

Nestlé will require its 7,300 suppliers and their suppliers to comply with animal welfare standards.

Metro, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority serving D.C., Maryland, and Virginia, has agreed to pay nearly $5 million to settle a whistleblower lawsuit alleging that the agency awarded a $14 million contract without seeking bids.

Family Dollar has rejected the $9-billion takeover offer from Dollar General in favor of Dollar Tree’s $8.5-billion bid, citing antitrust concerns.

Bank of America and the Department of Justice have agreed to a $17 billion settlement over faulty mortgage securities that the former allegedly knowingly sold, contributing to the financial crisis.

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