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  • Court appoints antitrust monitor in Apple e-book case

    A federal judge has appointed a former U.S. prosecutor as the monitor who ensures that Apple Inc. complies with a ruling from the e-book antitrust case the company lost this year. Michael Bromwich, a lawyer who previously worked in President Obama's...
  • Silicon Valley staff-poaching suit is granted class-action status

    Silicon Valley staff-poaching suit is granted class-action status
    SAN FRANCISCO -- A federal judge has granted class-action status to a lawsuit that alleges Apple, Google and two other major Silicon Valley companies kept a lid on wages by agreeing not to poach one another's employees. Five software engineers filed the...
  • Chinese firm to buy pork producer Smithfield Foods

    Chinese firm to buy pork producer Smithfield Foods
    China is hungry. The world's most populous country has for years been on an agricultural buying binge, scooping up supplies of soybeans, palm oil, cotton and just about anything else that can be culled from the soil. Now, with 1.3 billion mouths to...
  • Patent pool abuse deserves scrutiny [Commentary]

    Patent pool abuse deserves scrutiny [Commentary]
    As Congress considers legislation aimed at limiting lawsuits filed by so-called patent "trolls" — those who collect patents solely so they can sue others for infringing upon them — there is another kind of intellectual property abuse that...
  • 9th Circuit bans juror exclusion over sexual orientation

    SAN FRANCISCO — A federal appeals court became the first in the nation to rule that prospective jurors may not be excluded because of their sexual orientation, a decision that expands juror protections beyond race and gender and provides legal...
  • Merger of American Airlines and US Airways cleared for takeoff

    Merger of American Airlines and US Airways cleared for takeoff
    American Airlines and US Airways moved another step closer to creating the world's biggest carrier but had to make concessions to help ensure the deal wouldn't lead to service cuts and higher fares. The Justice Department said Tuesday the agency would...
  • Nielsen to lay off 333 in Md.

    Nielsen to lay off 333 in Md.
    Media ratings firm Nielsen Holdings plans to lay off 333 workers in Columbia — more than one-third of the workforce at what had been Arbitron Inc.'s headquarters — as the two former rivals combine their businesses. New York-based Nielsen,...
  • Qualcomm is focus of antitrust investigation in China

    Qualcomm Inc., the world's largest maker of chips for smartphones, said the Chinese government was investigating the company related to an anti-monopoly law. China's National Development and Reform Commission has advised that specific details of the...
  • Jamie Donaldson holds three-stroke lead in Nedbank Challenge

    Jamie Donaldson holds three-stroke lead in Nedbank Challenge
    Jamie Donaldson kept his three-shot lead through the third round of the Nedbank Golf Challenge at Sun City, South Africa. The Welshman had six birdies and a bogey in a five-under 67 to stay ahead of American Ryan Moore and Denmark's Thomas Bjorn....
  • Sysco to buy US Foods, former Columbia-based company, for $3.5 billion

    Sysco to buy US Foods, former Columbia-based company, for $3.5 billion
    A merger of the top two U.S. food distributors, Sysco and US Foods, could mean cutbacks at facilities in Severn and Jessup that employ hundreds of workers and sit fewer than 10 miles apart as a combined company consolidates operations across the United...
  • How your rising cable bill is making sports teams and star players rich

     How your rising cable bill is making sports teams and star players rich
    Imagine famous football coaches and professional athletes taking a 50% salary cut. University of Alabama football coach Nick Saban's annual salary would be a mere $3.5 million or so. Angels baseball star Albert Pujols would earn just $8 million a year....