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  • Court wrestles with protecting gays from jury exclusion

    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...
  • Looking Out: Court deciding if sexual orientation can impact jury selection

    Looking Out: Court deciding if sexual orientation can impact jury selection
    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...
  • Blocking this airline mega-merger is good for travelers

    Blocking this airline mega-merger is good for travelers
    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...
  • Playing hardball over baseball's antitrust exemption

    Playing hardball over baseball's antitrust exemption
    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.) And: How...
  • Time Warner Cable Lawsuit: Another Attack on Channel Bundling

    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...
  • San Jose files lawsuit against Major League Baseball

    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...
  • Wild Oats chain is poised to reopen this year

    Wild Oats chain is poised to reopen this year
    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...
  • 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...
  • Friday roundup: DOJ and Apple, John Green's commencement speech

    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...
  • Hampton, Richmond bazaars battle over vendors

    Hampton, Richmond bazaars battle over vendors
    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...
  • James R. Browning dies at 93; led 9th Circuit Court of Appeals

    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. Browning...