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Amazon Must Face Trademark Lawsuit Over Search Results
Legal Issues

Amazon Must Face Trademark Lawsuit Over Search Results

A watchmaker says the online retailer's search results can cause confusion for potential customers.
Yelp Founder Said to Temporarily Call Off Sale Talks
Acquisitions

Yelp Founder Said to Temporarily Call Off Sale Talks

The company's shares fell as much as 15 percent to a two-year low on the news.
Why More Overtime Could Be Bad for Employees
Economics

Why More Overtime Could Be Bad for Employees

One study suggests that the worst impact of making more workers eligible for overtime would be not on the companies or their shareholders, but on the workers themselves.
Anne Fisher
Cisco Just Bought a Cloud-Based Security Company for $635 Million
Cyber Security

Cisco Just Bought a Cloud-Based Security Company for $635 Million

Based in San Francisco, OpenDNS provides network security services that block attacks, malware and phishing threats.
Obama Wants to Make More Workers Eligible for Overtime Pay
Legal

Obama Wants to Make More Workers Eligible for Overtime Pay

President Obama's plan would touch nearly every sector of the economy and could face legal challenges.
Supreme Court Declines to Hear Google's Appeal in Oracle Case
Legal Issues

Supreme Court Declines to Hear Google's Appeal in Oracle Case

The move means Oracle is allowed to seek licensing fees for the use of its Java programming language.
Two Uber Execs Reportedly Arrested in Paris
Uber

Two Uber Execs Reportedly Arrested in Paris

The arrests come just days after heated protests by taxi drivers in the French capital.
Why China Is Building Airports Like Crazy
China

Why China Is Building Airports Like Crazy

More than 60 of its inland airports are under expansion and another 30 new regional airports are in the process of being built.
Same-Sex Marriage Is Legal Nationwide, Supreme Court Rules
Legal Issues

Same-Sex Marriage Is Legal Nationwide, Supreme Court Rules

In a landmark decision, the court said same-sex couples across the U.S. have the right to marry.
Employee, Not Contractor: What the Uber Ruling Means for the Sharing Economy
Sharing Economy

Employee, Not Contractor: What the Uber Ruling Means for the Sharing Economy

When a peer-to-peer startup is forced to classify workers as employees, not contractors, what are the implications? Attorney Jaia Thomas explains.
Laura Entis
Hoverboards, Uber Protests and Taylor Swift: Your Weekly News Roundup
Weekly News Roundup

Hoverboards, Uber Protests and Taylor Swift: Your Weekly News Roundup

Taxi drivers reject an Uber service they say is unfair. Also this week, Taylor Swift takes on Apple.
Tanya Benedicto Klich
Supreme Court Upholds Obamacare Subsidies
Health Care

Supreme Court Upholds Obamacare Subsidies

The court ruled that the federal subsidies that help people pay for their health plans are legal under the Affordable Care Act.
Circa is Dead: An Experiment in Mobile News That Never Became a Business
Going out of business

Circa is Dead: An Experiment in Mobile News That Never Became a Business

The startup pioneered a number of interesting features, including the ability to follow a breaking news story, but it never figured out how to make money.
For Carl Icahn, It's Splitsville With Netflix
Netflix

For Carl Icahn, It's Splitsville With Netflix

A day after the entertainment company announced a 7-for-1 stock split, the activist investor said he sold his remaining Netflix shares.