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  • Apple, Samsung demand changes to $1B verdict

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Neither side in a bitter patent battle is satisfied with Apple Inc.’s $1 billion jury verdict over Samsung Electronics Co. after a three-week trial this summer. …


  • Apple, Samsung battle over $1B verdict

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Neither side in a bitter patent battle is satisfied with Apple Inc.’s $1 billion jury verdict over Samsung Electronics after a three-week trial this summer. Samsung …


  • Desalination no panacea for Calif. water woes

    MARINA, Calif. (AP) — In the Central California coastal town of Marina, a $7 million desalination plant that can turn salty ocean waves into fresh drinking water sits idle behind …


  • Labor strife threatens American Airlines schedule

    DALLAS (AP) — With American Airlines canceling dozens of flights every day, passengers with fall travel plans are confronting an inconvenient question: Should they avoid the nation’s third-largest carrier because …


  • Taiwan co. fined $500 million for LCD price fixing

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Taiwanese company was fined $500 million Thursday and its former president and executive vice president were each sentenced to three years in prison for their …


  • Alaskans to get $878 in yearly oil wealth payout

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — It’s not much — $878 — but Sina Takafua isn’t balking at her first annual payout from Alaska’s oil savings account. “I’m just happy. It’s free …


  • Study suggests tie between BPA and child obesity

    NEW YORK (AP) — A provocative new study suggests a connection between the BPA chemical used in food packaging and childhood obesity, but the researchers say their findings don’t prove …


  • Twitter hands over records in NY Occupy case

    NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter on Friday agreed to hand over about three months’ worth of tweets to a judge overseeing the criminal trial of an Occupy Wall Street protester, …


  • ABC News sued for defamation over ‘pink slime’

    NORTH SIOUX CITY, S.D. (AP) — Beef Products Inc. sued ABC News, Inc. for defamation Thursday over its coverage of a meat product that critics dub “pink slime,” claiming the …


  • Chinese high-tech firms interrogated by Congress

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two major Chinese technology companies on Thursday denied allegations that some of their equipment is designed to facilitate spying, but struggled to convince U.S. lawmakers that they …


  • BPI sues ABC News for ‘pink slime’ defamation

    NORTH SIOUX CITY, S.D. (AP) — Beef Products Inc. sued ABC News, Inc. for defamation Thursday over its coverage of a meat product that critics dub “pink slime,” claiming the …


  • J&J taps Bayer exec for new post over 3 divisions

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Johnson & Johnson is hiring a Bayer Group executive for a new position overseeing J&J’s troubled consumer health and manufacturing operations, as new CEO Alex Gorsky …


  • CDC reports incidents of tainted ricotta cheese

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials say ricotta cheese tainted with listeria bacteria is linked to 14 illnesses including at least one death. The imported Italian ricotta salata cheese distributed …


  • Common type of rail car has dangerous design flaw

    CHICAGO (AP) — For two decades, one of the most commonly used types of rail tanker has been allowed to haul hazardous liquids from coast to coast even though transportation …


  • Lawyers: Iowa CEO to plead guilty to $200M fraud

    CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — The founder of an Iowa brokerage has signed a plea agreement with federal prosecutors in which he admits to carrying out a $200 million fraud …


  • Prosecutor: CEO in Iowa fraud case admits to fraud

    CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — The founder of an Iowa brokerage has signed a plea agreement with federal prosecutors in which he admits to carrying out a $200 million fraud …


  • US lawsuits target Carnival in Italy cruise crash

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Despite legal obstacles that might force them to sue in Italy, hundreds of Costa Concordia passengers and up to 1,000 businesses on the island where …


  • Testosterone marketing frenzy draws skepticism

    WASHINGTON (AP) — “Are you falling asleep after dinner?” “Do you have a decrease in libido?”


  • Millions in SF health fees don’t go to workers

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Restaurants and other businesses in this food-loving tourist mecca collected almost $14 million dollars in extra fees last year from their patrons, as they sought to …


  • No jail time for Obama ‘HOPE’ poster artist in NY

    NEW YORK (AP) — The artist who created the “HOPE” poster that came to symbolize Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign was ordered to do 300 hours of community service Friday …


  • J&J again seeks more approvals for clot blocker

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Johnson & Johnson said Friday that it has given the Food and Drug Administration additional data to on its new anticlotting drug, in a second attempt …


  • Olive Garden, LongHorn workers sue company

    MIAMI (AP) — Darden Restaurants violated federal labor laws by underpaying thousands of servers across the country at Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, Red Lobster and other eateries, according to a …


  • 2 minor injuries in French nuclear plant incident

    PARIS (AP) — A steam blast at France’s oldest nuclear plant Wednesday left two workers with slight finger burns and revived calls to reduce this country’s heavy reliance on nuclear …


  • Ryan faces accuracy questions as he assails Obama

    CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan defended himself Tuesday against lingering questions about the accuracy of some of his recent statements. In interviews, Ryan disputed …


  • FDA approves Pfizer drug for rare blood cancer

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved a new Pfizer drug to treat a rare form of blood and bone marrow cancer that causes a buildup …


  • Arab-Muslim to join ‘Green Lantern’ comic series

    DETROIT (AP) — When DC Comics decided to blow up its fabled universe and create a brave, diverse future, Geoff Johns drew from the past for a new character: his …


  • Motorola trade secrets thief gets 4-year term

    CHICAGO (AP) — A Chinese-born American convicted of stealing trade secrets from Motorola was sentenced Wednesday to four years in prison in a case that both the judge and prosecutors …


  • Julia Child foundation, oven-maker in legal battle

    BOSTON (AP) — A foundation set up by Julia Child is locked in a legal battle with the manufacturer of Thermador ovens for touting the late chef’s use of the …


  • FDA approves 4-in-1 HIV combination pill

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved a new anti-HIV pill that combines four medicines to combat the virus that causes AIDS. The agency approved Gilead …


  • Court upholds block on graphic cigarette warnings

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday upheld a decision barring the federal government from requiring tobacco companies to put large graphic health warnings on cigarette packages …

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