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Swedish Court Orders Sony To Pay $46K

April 8, 2014 3:33 pm | News | Comments

Lund's district court on Tuesday ruled that Sony's mobile phone model W715, which includes and MP3 player, should be considered as equipment aimed at copying copyright protected material.             

IMF Says World Economy Is Stronger But Faces Threats

April 8, 2014 9:59 am | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

The global economy is strengthening but faces threats from super-low inflation and outflows of capital from emerging economies, the International Monetary Fund warns.                

EU Opens Case Over Russia's Pork Import Ban

April 8, 2014 8:57 am | News | Comments

The European Union is opening a case against Russia before the World Trade Organization to protest a pork import ban which it calls disproportionate and illegal.                 

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UN Climate Panel Chair Asking For 'Enlightenment'

April 8, 2014 8:36 am | by Frank Jordans, Associated Press | News | Comments

Pachauri urged diplomats and scientists to show "enlightenment" as they began a weeklong meeting aimed at spelling out in plain terms what options the world has if it wants to prevent catastrophic global warming.        

China OKs Nokia-Microsoft Deal

April 8, 2014 8:30 am | News | Comments

Nokia has received regulatory approval from Chinese authorities to sell its mobile phone unit to Microsoft Corp., removing one of the last major hurdles to the $7.3 billion deal.              

Scientists In UK Make Body Parts In Lab

April 8, 2014 8:03 am | by Maria Cheng, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

While only a handful of patients have received the British lab-made organs so far, researchers hope they will soon be able to transplant more types of body parts into patients, including what would be the world's first nose made partly from stem cells.

Takeda, Eli Lilly Hit With $9B Penalty

April 8, 2014 7:43 am | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

A U.S. jury ordered Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. and Eli Lilly to pay $9 billion in punitive damages over a diabetes medicine linked to cancer.                   

Sherwin-Williams Ends Deal For Comex's Mexican Unit

April 7, 2014 3:28 pm | News | Comments

The Cleveland-based paint company had agreed in 2012 to buy Consorcio Comex in a deal valued at $2.34 billion, including debt, to increase its presence in certain markets.              

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GSK Probes Iraq Bribery Claims

April 7, 2014 12:57 pm | by Sylvia Hui, Associated Press | News | Comments

GlaxoSmithKline said Monday it has launched an investigation into allegations it bribed doctors in Iraq, as the pharmaceuticals giant remains embroiled in a major corruption scandal in China.            

Airlines: Cost To Factor In Tracking Standards

April 7, 2014 11:44 am | by Aya Batrawy, Associated Press | News | Comments

The director of the International Air Transport Association said Monday he wants to see a globally agreed upon tracking standard in place by the end of this year, which also takes into consideration the cost on airlines.      

Boeing: U.S. OKs Sale Of Plane Parts To Iran

April 7, 2014 11:11 am | News | Comments

A Boeing spokesman said that the parts were needed to ensure safe flight, but he declined to describe them further or put a dollar amount on them.                   

Holcim, Lafarge Create Swiss Merger

April 7, 2014 9:50 am | by John Heilprin, Associated Press | News | Comments

Two of the world's largest suppliers of building materials announced plans for a "merger of equals" Monday that would create an industry giant with a combined 32 billion euros ($44 billion) in annual revenues.         

How Much Has The Flight 370 Search Cost?

April 7, 2014 8:45 am | by Leon Drouin-Keith, Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. bill alone has run into the millions of dollars, and some countries such as China have devoted more ships and planes to the effort than the Americans have.                 

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Heineken Investing $100M In Haiti Brewery

April 7, 2014 8:15 am | by Trenton Daniel, Associated Press | News | Comments

The relatively large investment is significant because many international companies have been reluctant to spend money in Haiti because of a business climate hampered by red tape, allegations of corruption and a flimsy infrastructure.    

Sun Pharma Buys Ranbaxy In $4B Deal

April 7, 2014 7:50 am | by Kay Johnson, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

India's Sun Pharmaceutical Industries is buying troubled generic drug maker Ranbaxy Laboratories in a $4 billion deal, the companies said Monday.                   

Fruit Of The Loom Moving Some Operations From Ky. To Honduras

April 4, 2014 3:42 pm | by Adam Beam, Associated Press | News | Comments

More than 600 workers will lose their jobs under Fruit of the Loom's plans to close its plant in Jamestown, Ky. The company said it was moving the plant's textile operations to Honduras to save money.          

Desperate Hunt For Flight 370 'Black Boxes'

April 4, 2014 12:50 pm | by Nick Perry, Associated Press | News | Comments

Two ships with sophisticated equipment for searching underwater zeroed in Friday on a remote stretch of the Indian Ocean in a desperate hunt for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet's black boxes, whose batteries will soon run out.    

Philip Morris Ending Cigarette Production In Netherlands

April 4, 2014 12:27 pm | News | Comments

Philip Morris International will end cigarette production at its factory in the Netherlands as Europeans break the smoking habit for both financial and health reasons.                    

Suspected N. Korean Drones Reflect New Threat

April 4, 2014 11:02 am | by Hyung-Jin Kim, Associated Press | News | Comments

South Korean experts say two small drones believed to have been flown across the border by the North were crude and decidedly low-tech but underscore a potential new threat that must be taken seriously.          

GM Taking $400M Charge For Venezuelan Currency

April 4, 2014 8:19 am | News | Comments

General Motors Co. says it will take a charge of $400 million pretax in the first quarter because of a change in the way it values Venezuela's currency.                    

MH370: What Do We Know?

April 3, 2014 2:10 pm | by Todd Pitman, Associated Press | News | Comments

Not a single piece of wreckage from the lost plane has been found, not even after a new analysis led investigators to change the focus of their search yet again.                

BMW Recalls Over 230K Cars

April 3, 2014 12:06 pm | News | Comments

German automaker BMW says it is recalling 232,000 vehicles in China after identifying a problem with a bolt used in the engine, and says it is now checking whether the same defect can also be found in other countries.      

Police Detain 18 Over China Plant Protest

April 3, 2014 10:04 am | News | Comments

Police in a southern Chinese city detained 18 people after a protest against a planned chemical plant turned violent over the weekend, local authorities said Thursday.                

U.S. Trade Deficit Hits $42.3B

April 3, 2014 8:51 am | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

The Commerce Department says the deficit increased to $42.3 billion, 7.7 percent above the January imbalance of $39.3 billion.                      

Old Habits Embarrass Samsung, LG Abroad

April 3, 2014 8:00 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

How could an international company that wants to be seen as an innovator and spends more than $11 billion a year on advertising and promotions so badly misjudge its audience?              

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