| Jan 13, 2014
| 8:30 AM
LONDON -- The European Union has launched an investigation into the pay TV deals of the Hollywood majors.
The probe -- which is being carried out by the EU's executive arm, the European Commission -- will look at licensing pacts inked by the majors...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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....
| 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...
| 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 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...
| 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...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 8:41 PM
After years of airline mergers that have dramatically reduced choices for travelers, the U.S. Justice Department has sued to halt what would be the largest airline marriage in U.S. history.
The Justice Department joined six states and the District of...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 9:02 AM
SAN FRANCISCO -- Looking to settle a nearly three-year-long probe into allegations it abuses its dominance in Europe to favor its own services, Google has offered new concessions to the European Commission.
"I can confirm that the commission has...