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Federal labor regulators are going after Tesla Motors Inc. over the electric car company’s alleged intimidation of workers trying to unionize. The National Labor Relations Board has filed a complaint accusing Tesla of illegally surveilling and coercing factory workers attempting to distribute information about the union drive. [BuzzFeed News]

Lost or wiped clean. That’s what happened to the mobile phones of top Volkswagen executives, including the general counsel, as the automaker’s emissions rigging scandal emerged, according to court documents. [Bloomberg]

Uber Technologies Inc., fresh off its search for a new chief executive, has reportedly come into the U.S. Justice Department’s crosshairs for possible foreign-bribery violations. Prosecutors are in the preliminary stages of a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigation. [The Wall Street Journal]

The White House considered making a run on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau earlier this year, but backed off after concluding the agency is too popular in bellwether states. Since then, the CFPB has been taking enforcement actions and rolling out rules that, at least so far, have survived the congressional gauntlet. Richard Cordray, the CFPB director, isn’t opening up about any plans to leave the agency. His term expires in July. [New York Times]

Automakers and tech-companies developing self-driving cars could soon have an easier time getting their creations on the road. The U.S. House next week will take up legislation to allow automakers to deploy up to 25,000 without meeting existing safety requirements. [Reuters]

Lawyers for Google Inc. this week told EU regulators how the company will comply with an order requiring it to stop giving improper preference to its own comparison-shopping service in search results. The EU fined Google a record $2.9 billion in June for allegedly discriminating against rival comparison-shopping sites. [The Wall Street Journal]

The Trump administration, facing business pressure, this week blocked a wider pay-data rule that was designed to shed light on compensation discrimination. Trump’s Office of Management and Budget pulled the rule over concerns about onerous reporting requirements. [National Law Journal]

Amazon, which just completed its purchase of Whole Foods Market, has become an even bigger player in the circles of Washington lobbying. Here’s a look at the firms and money. [The Information]

Home Depot’s resolving consumer product safety claims for $5.7 million, but not admitting liability, in the first such settlement under the leadership of Ann Marie Buerkle at the Consumer Product Safety Commission. The deal is noteworthy for another reason: Buerkle, who is expected to be confirmed as chairwoman, voted—as the lone dissent—to knock down the penalty to $1 million. [The National Law Journal]

Law school alums are calling for Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta to resign, arguing his work as dean at Florida International University College of Law and as U.S. attorney will be tarnished from his association with the Trump administration. []

The cosmetics giant Estee Lauder, whose global workforce is 84 percent female, is facing allegations that it discriminated against male employees by offering them less time off for “child bonding.” [Bloomberg]