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CBS-Viacom Merger Draws Shareholder Challenge

CBS Corp. was hit with a Delaware lawsuit Oct. 15 demanding corporate records that will allegedly show media mogul Shari Redstone sold shareholders out by forcing through its merger with Viacom Inc., which she also controls.

Italy Will Tax Tech Giants From 2020

Italy will join France and Austria in taxing tech giants such as Apple Inc. and Facebook Inc. starting in 2020, the government said Oct. 16 in its budget plans.

PFAS: The 'Forever Chemicals'

97% of Americans have a detectable amount of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, in their blood, but we don’t yet know all of their health effects. The EPA says more than 600 PFAS chemicals are in the marketplace in the U.S., and the OECD says there could be 5,000 types worldwide. States are racing to regulate PFAS, while the federal government lags.

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