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  • Robert H. Bork dies at 85; pivotal figure in Supreme Court history

    Robert H. Bork, the conservative legal champion whose bitter defeat for a Supreme Court seat in 1987 politicized the confirmation process and changed the court's direction for decades, died Wednesday. He was 85. The former Yale law professor and judge on...
  • RG Steel reportedly has bidders for Sparrows Point

    RG Steel reportedly has bidders for Sparrows Point
    Several companies have bid on bankrupt RG Steel's Sparrows Point mill, according to a source with knowledge of the bankruptcy proceedings. U.S. steel firm Nucor Corp., Ukrainian mining and metallurgy company Metinvest Group, and Brazilian steel giant CSN...
  • Universal proposes to shed key EMI labels

    Universal proposes to shed key EMI labels
    Universal Music Group has submitted a proposal to the European Commission to sell off major assets in exchange for regulatory approval for its proposed $1.9 billion acquisition of EMI Recorded Music, the company said. Because the deal would reduce the...
  • Wilbur D. "Woody" Preston Jr., special counsel during S&L crisis

    Wilbur D. "Woody" Preston Jr., special counsel during S&L crisis
    Wilbur D. "Woody" Preston Jr., a retired partner in the Baltimore law firm of Whiteford, Taylor & Preston who was Maryland's special counsel during the 1985 savings and loan crisis, died Monday of complications from Alzheimer's disease at Gilchrist...
  • European regulators to deliberate Universal-EMI deal Friday

    European regulators to deliberate Universal-EMI deal Friday
    The European Commission's competition committee is scheduled Friday to deliberate whether it will approve Universal Music Group's proposed $2.2-billion merger with EMI Music, according to industry officials. If approved by antitrust regulators in...
  • Universal EMI deal heats up in Europe

    Universal EMI deal heats up in Europe
    The climate is heating up for Universal Music Group in Brussels as the company shuttles its proposal to buy EMI's recorded music business through Europe's labyrinthine antitrust approval process. The pending $1.9-billion acquisition, announced in...
  • Edson Spencer dies at 85; CEO refocused Honeywell Inc.

    Edson Spencer, who as head of Honeywell Inc. first battled IBM's dominance of the computer market in the 1980s, then gave in and focused his company on automation and aerospace technology, has died. He was 85. He died Sunday at his home in Wayzata, Minn....
  • Maryland seeks to dismiss ACC suit in North Carolina, asks Maryland court to throw out exit fee

    Maryland seeks to dismiss ACC suit in North Carolina, asks Maryland court to throw out exit fee
    As expected, Maryland vigorously defended its right to move to the Big Ten without paying a $52 million exit fee to the Atlantic Coast Conference in two legal actions filed Friday. Maryland attorney general Doug Gansler filed a complaint in Prince...
  • AT&T, T-Mobile temporarily withdraw bid for FCC merger approval

     
    AT&T T-Mobile deal: AT&T and T-Mobile announced they were temporarily withdrawing their application for approval of their merger by the Federal Communications Commission....
  • NBA agreement: The players’ perspective

     
    Months or even weeks ago, the settlement that will bring the NBA lockout to a close would have been widely derided by players. Now? Now apparently they have seen the light, or at least seen the need to get back on the court. With spin so often following...
  • Justice Department confirms investigation of e-book industry

     
    The U.S. Justice Department's antitrust arm said it was looking into potentially unfair pricing practices by electronic booksellers, joining European regulators and state attorneys general in a widening probe of large U.S. and international e-book...