Even though three paint companies were spared punitive damages in a liability case involving lead-based paint in Rhode Island, the companies could still be on the hook for billions of dollars in cleanup costs. Alisa Roth reports.
Sony's Playstation 3 video-game console was supposed to be released this Spring. But the company said today that it may have to delay the release; cost and technological difficulties are holding back its development. Alisa Roth tells us what such a delay might mean.
Chinese company Netac has filed a lawsuit against a US competitor for alleged infringement of one of its patents. Alisa Roth looks at this unusual case of a Chinese company pursuing piracy charges overseas.
Tomorrow could be a big day for GM. That's when auto parts supplier Delphi decides if it'll ask a judge to void its union contracts. Delphi workers have threatened to strike if that happens, and that could shut down General Motors plants, which depend on Delphi for parts. Alisa Roth has more.
US Internet companies go before the House International Relations Committee today to answer questions about their involvement in Chinese censorship and political repression. Alisa Roth reports on whether the disclosures of cooperation could trigger a consumer backlash against the companies.
Tomorrow, the House Subcommittee on Human Rights holds a hearing to talk about what role US companies should be playing in China's Internet. As Alisa Roth reports, it could be a while before the freedom of expression issues are resolved.