| Sep 18, 2013
| 7:17 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — A federal appeals court grappled Wednesday with whether a prohibition against excluding jurors because of race or gender should be extended to sexual orientation.
During an hourlong hearing, a three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 5:09 AM
Despite numerous marriage equality-related cases currently making their way through the judicial system, it's somehow the hot-button area of antitrust law where an important LGBT rights issue is taking place.
The Associated Press reported Wednesday that...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
The Justice Department's surprise lawsuit to block the proposed $11 billion consolidation of American Airlines and US Airways appears to doom the latest airline mega-merger, at least in its current form. But for airline passengers, the prospect of two...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 8:19 PM
The great thing about baseball is that it's a mass of imponderables. How can Josh Hamilton be paid $17 million this year and hit .223? Why is a team with a $216-million payroll sitting nearly last in its division? (I'm looking at you, Dodgers.)
| Jun 19, 2013
| 10:30 PM
The cable industry's practice of bundling channels is facing pressure from plenty of consumer groups, upstart competitors and John McCain. But the question posed by a class action suit is whether there is a case to be had for the many customers who pay...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 12:06 PM
After four years of waiting for Commissioner Bud Selig to decide whether the Oakland Athletics should be granted permission to move, the city of San Jose filed an antitrust suit against Major League Baseball on Tuesday.
Lew Wolff, the managing partner...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Wild Oats Markets Inc., the closed purveyor of organic and natural foods, is planning a comeback this year, potentially aided by local billionaire Ron Burkle.
The company, which has been out of operation since 2007, now says on its website that it is...
| 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...
| May 17, 2013
| 9:46 AM
John Green, bestselling and prize-winning author of young adult novels including "The Fault In Our Stars" and "Looking for Alaska," gave the commencement address at Butler University on May 11. It's witty, smart, thoughtful, and going viral; if you...
| May 4, 2013
Sandra Gardner set out two years ago to create a craft and vendor bazaar in Hampton Roads that would rival the popular Bizarre Bazaar in Richmond.
And a rivalry has ensued between the two shows.
Gardner's event, The Bodacious Bazaar, is hosting its...
| May 9, 2012
James R. Browning, the rural Montana native who rose to head the powerful U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals and unified its diverse judges in campaigns to enlarge the bench and protect the sprawling circuit from division, has died. He was 93.