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Japan woman, 77, got $4 mn from man for sex and love

A 77-year-old woman who received $4 million from a 79-year-old man in exchange for sexual and romantic favours has been ordered to repay the cash by a court in Japan.

Japan woman, 77, got $4 mn from man for sex and love
Toyota pays $16 million to settle US acceleration suit
Toyota pays $16 million to settle US acceleration suit

Toyota has agreed to a $16 million deal with a southern Californian county over charges the Japanese auto giant hid safety issues linked to unintended acceleration of cars.

Toyota pays $16 million to settle US acceleration suit
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UPS to pay $40 million for illegal pharma shipments

UPS Friday agreed to forfeit $40 million and implement a compliance program after a Department of Justice probe found the company delivered drugs on behalf of illegal online pharmacies.

UPS to pay $40 million for illegal pharma shipments
Church pays $10m to US Catholic abuse victims
Church pays $10m to US Catholic abuse victims

The Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles has agreed to pay nearly $10 million to four men who alleged they were molested by a former priest in the 1970s.

Church pays $10m to US Catholic abuse victims
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Judge slashes $1 bn Samsung-Apple penalty in half

A judge on Friday cut $450 million from a $1 billion award to be paid by Samsung in a landmark patent lawsuit from Apple, saying a jury had wrongly calculated the damages.

Judge slashes $1 bn Samsung-Apple penalty in half
American Express card users can shop at Twitter
American Express card users can shop at Twitter

American Express on Monday began letting users of its payment cards make purchases with messages fired off at Twitter as the popular social network dabbles with making money from e-commerce.

American Express card users can shop at Twitter
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Kazakhstan businessmen avoid POS-terminals, Marchenko concerned

Head of Kazakhstan’s National Bank says Kazakhstan businesses are poorly prepared to accept card payments because they don't want to install POS-terminals.

Kazakhstan businessmen avoid POS-terminals, Marchenko concerned
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All Kazakhstan businesses must accept bank cards from January 1

Amendments to Kazakhstan law on payments and transfers came into effect on January 1.

All Kazakhstan businesses must accept bank cards from January 1
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China and emerging powers to pay more for UN

China, Brazil, India and other emerging powers agreed to major increases in their United Nations payments as the global body hammered out a new budget deal this week to avoid its own fiscal cliff.

China and emerging powers to pay more for UN
BBC Savile colleague held for suspected sexual offences
BBC Savile colleague held for suspected sexual offences

The BBC on Thursday agreed to pay a former politician £185,000 in damages over false child sex abuse claims, hours after police reportedly arrested another of its former presenters for sexual offences.

BBC Savile colleague held for suspected sexual offences
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Australian wins $208k from Google for gang links

Google was ordered to pay Aus$200,000 (US$208,000) in damages to an Australian man Monday after a jury found the Internet giant defamed him by publishing material linking him to mobsters.

Australian wins $208k from Google for gang links
Chevron assets frozen in Argentina over Ecuador case
Chevron assets frozen in Argentina over Ecuador case

An Argentine judge froze Chevron's local assets Wednesday at the request of a court in Ecuador where the US oil giant has been ordered to pay $19 billion in environmental damages.

Chevron assets frozen in Argentina over Ecuador case
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Saudi to accept Philippine maid applications from Monday

Saudi Arabia will begin accepting applications for domestic workers from the Philippines on Monday after the two governments resolved a row over minimum pay that had prompted a ban.

Saudi to accept Philippine maid applications from Monday
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Chevron pays $17.5 mn fine for Brazil spill

US oil firm Chevron has paid a $17.5 million fine for a major spill off Rio de Janeiro state last year, Brazilian authorities said Thursday.

Chevron pays $17.5 mn fine for Brazil spill
Facebook Brazil to pay woman $1,500 over fake profile
Facebook Brazil to pay woman $1,500 over fake profile

A Brazilian court said Wednesday it ordered Facebook to pay a woman user $1,500 in moral damages for failing to promptly remove a fake profile containing her name and personal data.

Facebook Brazil to pay woman $1,500 over fake profile
S.Africa Lonmin miners end strike, accept pay raise
S.Africa Lonmin miners end strike, accept pay raise

Lonmin platinum mine workers in South Africa on Tuesday ended their strike in return for pay rises of up to 22 percent, after a nearly six-week standoff that claimed 45 lives.

S.Africa Lonmin miners end strike, accept pay raise
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Scotts to pay big fine for fake pesticides, poison bird feed

Lawn and garden products company Scotts Miracle-Gro will pay $12.5 million in fines for poisoning bird feed and violating pesticide laws.

Scotts to pay big fine for fake pesticides, poison bird feed
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Obama aide accepted fee from company with Iran links: report

Senior White House adviser David Plouffe, who managed President Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign, accepted a $100,000 speaking fee from an affiliate of a company doing business with Iran.

Obama aide accepted fee from company with Iran links: report
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Visa, MasterCard to pay billions in card-fee suit

Credit card giants Visa and MasterCard agreed Friday to pay more than $6 billion to millions of merchants which had sued them for allegedly fixing card-use fees.

Visa, MasterCard to pay billions in card-fee suit
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Education deposits will become an option in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan citizens will be able to deposit money for their children’s education. A new draft law on the State Education Savings System has been presented by the Ministry of Education and Science of Kazakhstan.

Education deposits will become an option in Kazakhstan