| Oct 16, 2013
| 3:20 PM
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...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 12:24 PM
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...
| May 29, 2013
| 6:12 PM
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...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 10:38 AM
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...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 10:32 PM
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...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 5:36 PM
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...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 7:08 PM
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,...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 7:30 PM
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...
| Dec 7, 2013
| 8:22 PM
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....
| Dec 9, 2013
| 6:29 PM
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...
| Mar 31, 2014
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....