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  • Acacia Research seeks to profit from patents

    Acacia Research seeks to profit from patents
    Matthew Vella certainly doesn't look like a troll. Vella is the regular-guy chief executive of Acacia Research Corp., which calls itself a patent outsource licensing company. The Newport Beach firm links up with inventors who fear that others are...
  • City Council subpoenas insurance records from ride-share firms

    City Council subpoenas insurance records from ride-share firms
    The three major for-profit ride-share companies operating virtually unregulated in Chicago face a Friday deadline to respond to subpoenas calling on them to turn over copies of their insurance policies, which critics contend fail to protect the public....
  • Ride share companies announce enhanced insurance policies

    Ride share companies announce enhanced insurance policies
    Two national ride-sharing companies serving Chicago on Friday announced enhancements to their insurance policies aimed at covering drivers and protecting the public when no passengers are being transported. The expanded coverage from Uber X and Lyft...
  • Uber says it's threatened by Md. regulators

    Uber says it's threatened by Md. regulators
    The popular ride-share company Uber began urging Baltimore users this month to help "save" it, declaring that "Uber's future in Maryland is in jeopardy." Uber launched the public relations campaign as state regulators waded into the same dispute that...
  • Murder Mystery: Sea Captain Meets His Fate On A Bridgeport Street

     Murder Mystery: Sea Captain Meets His Fate On A Bridgeport Street
    Navy Captain George Colvocoresses survived yellow fever, explored uncharted islands of the South Pacific Ocean and conducted daring raids on Southern command posts during the Civil War, only to come home to Connecticut and end up dead. The circumstances...
  • The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Who wins, who loses, why it matters

    With President Obama set to arrive Wednesday in Tokyo for a summit with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, thorny issues in the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations will be a key subjects. Here are the basics on the TPP: What is the Trans-Pacific Partnership?...
  • Fannie and Freddie's steep fees hurting home buyers, critics say

    WASHINGTON — When you're raking in tens of billions of dollars in profits by helping credit-elite borrowers buy homes, couldn't you lighten up on fees a little for everyday folks who'd also like to buy? That's a question increasingly being posed...
  • Biden Promotes Trade Pacts As a Way to Curb Piracy

    WASHINGTON -- Vice President Joseph Biden has promoted the importance of new trade pacts as a way to curb piracy in other countries, in what he said was necessary to create a "global economic order where creativity and innovation can thrive." Speaking at...
  • Taiwanese students protest trade pact with mainland China

    TAIPEI, Taiwan -- As students occupied Taiwan’s legislative chamber Sunday for a sixth day to protest a free-trade agreement with China, President Ma Ying-jeou denounced the takeover as a threat to democracy. Government officials have pledged...
  • SAG-AFTRA Contract Negotiations Set for May 5

    SAG-AFTRA will begin negotiations on a master contract covering movie and primetime TV with the Hollywood production companies on May 5 -- less than two months before the current SAG and AFTRA deals expire June 30. The performers union made the...
  • Is life insurance a good way to invest?

    When the stock market does well, it becomes easier for life insurance companies to sell "permanent life" products that grow in value in step with general increases in the stock market. Unlike term life policies, which only pay when the insured person dies...