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Was jury's MP3 decision a sound ruling?

Feb 23, 2007
A federal jury's finding that Microsoft should pay $1.5 billion for infringing on Alcatel's MP3 patents surprised analysts and might spell trouble for hundreds of companies. Appeals are expected to be heard. Sarah Gardner reports.
Posted In: Crime

Hedging on Hollywood

Feb 23, 2007
Hedge funds and private equity groups are becoming the stars of Hollywood film financing, to the tune of billions of dollars. Pat Loeb reports.
Posted In: Entertainment, Investing

Do women deserve equal pay at Wimbledon?

Feb 23, 2007
Business of sports commentator Diana Nyad says female tennis players may provide just as much entertainment value as the men, but when it comes down to it, it really isn't equal pay for equal work.
Posted In: Sports

Crunching the Oscar numbers

Feb 23, 2007
As Hollywood prepares for Sunday's Academy Awards show, Daily Variety's Mike Speier breaks down the cash flow that makes it all come together.
Posted In: Entertainment

Red carpet. Big stars. Green cars.

Feb 23, 2007
The buzzword on Oscar's red carpet this year is green. Celebrities will arrive at the Academy Awards in environmentally-friendly cars ranging from plug-in hybrids to the smokin' hot electric Tesla Roadster.
Posted In: Entertainment

Taking real estate to a new dimension

Feb 22, 2007
If you've got a working knowledge of theoretical physics you can buy near San Francisco for less than 20 bucks. Nathanael Johnson explains.

Equal winnings on a silver platter

Feb 22, 2007
Wimbledon, the world's oldest tennis tournament, has awarded smaller prizes to women for all of its 123 years. But no more. Amy Scott reports on the changing times at the All England Club.
Posted In: Sports

American ups the ante in NYC

Feb 22, 2007
American Airlines is adding several flights out of New York, including new non-stop service to and from Las Vegas. That route's a JetBlue staple. Interesting timing, but it probably just <i>feels</i> like American's pouring salt in the wound.
Posted In: Travel

A healthy correlation with taxes

Feb 22, 2007
A new study finds that high taxes and good health go together. Researchers say states with higher taxes spend more money on social programs which ultimately leads to healthier kids.
Posted In: Health, Taxes

HP's new guy on the case

Feb 22, 2007
Hewlett-Packard has a new lawyer. Michael Holston starts today as HP's general counsel. He replaces Ann Baskins who resigned before refusing to testify at a congressional hearing on that notorious spying case.
Posted In: Crime

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