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OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma pleads guilty in criminal case

Purdue Pharma pleaded guilty Tuesday to three criminal charges, formally taking responsibility for its part in an opioid epidemic that has contributed to hundreds of thousands of deaths but also angering critics who want to see individuals held accountable, in addition to the company.

Dunkin, Supercuts franchisee groups sue over California's AB5 law

Groups including the International Franchise Association, Dunkin Donuts Independent Franchise Owners Association and Supercuts Franchisee Association filed suit Tuesday night against the state of California over Assembly Bill 5, a recent state law restricting gig work like rideshare driving and freelance writing.

EU files antitrust charges against Amazon over use of data

The commission said it takes issue with Amazon's systematic use of non-public business data to avoid “the normal risks of competition and to leverage its dominance" for e-commerce services in France and Germany, the company's two biggest markets in the EU.