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The New York State Office of the Attorney General (OAG) has announced that Macy's Retail Holdings (Macy's) has agreed to pay US$650,000 and undertake various measures to address "complaints of profiling and false detentions at Macy's flagship store in Manhattan's Herald Square".

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The United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced that Robert Titzer, the creator of the purportedly educational product "Your Baby Can Read", and his company The Infant Learning Company have settled charges that they "made baseless claims about the effectiveness of the ... program and misrepresented that scientific studies proved the claims".

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The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced that it has "end[ed] a decade of administrative and judicial proceedings by EPA and [the US Department of Justice]" with a settlement agreement under which fuel retailing business owner Robert Duncan and associated companies have paid almost US$2.9 million.

The New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) has announced that PricewaterhouseCoopers Regulatory Advisory Services (PwC) has agreed to the following measures after the consultancy "improperly alter[ed] a report submitted to regulators regarding sanctions and anti-money laundering compliance at [Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (BTMU)]":

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced that FMC Corporation has agreed to "resolve allegations that it improperly advertised its Capture LFR [i]nsecticide with five Nebraska radio stations and a regional radio network".

The United States (US) Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced that it has cited California-based film production company Film Allman for "one willful and one serious safety violation for exposing employees to struck-by and fall hazards".

The American Bar Association (ABA) has made available the biographies (undated) of the panellists at its recent event The Evolution of Cybersecurity and Planning for Response, hosted by the association's cybersecurity legal task force.

The United States Department of Justice (DoJ) has announced that McKesson Corporation (McKesson) has agreed to pay US$18 million to resolve allegations that the San Francisco-based pharmaceutical distributor "knowingly submitted false claims to [the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)] for shipping and handling services that did not satisfy its contractual obligations".

The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office (LA County DA's Office) has announced that Macy's Corporate Services (Macy's) has "pleaded no contest to [c]orporate [c]riminal [l]iability" in relation to the 2009 death of Roy Polanco, who was crushed to death and decapitated by the hydraulic compacting ram of a "cardboard baling and compactor machine at a Macy's distribution center ... when he fell into an unguarded opening of the unit".

The United States National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has ordered (7 August 2014) Hyundai Motor America and Hyundai-Kia America Technical Center (collectively, Hyundai) to pay a US$17.35 million civil penalty and meet supervision requirements, in order to resolve the automaker's alleged failure to report in a timely manner a safety-related defect affecting a number of its vehicles.

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