Jul 9, 2013 Intellectual property accounts for about 35 percent of U.S. GDP. But hackers, many of them in foreign countries, are working harder than ever to steal it.
Oct 9, 2013 Makers of patented drugs sometimes pay generic drug makers not to copy their drugs when they go off patent, allowing them to keep charging high prices. The U.S. Supreme Court says the FTC can challenge such deals.
Jun 12, 2013 The government is suing BMW and discount retailer Dollar General, saying their use of criminal background checks unfairly discriminates against African Americans.
Jun 5, 2013 The U.S. International Trade Commission has banned the import of some of Apple's older devices -- the iPhone 4 and iPad 2 3G. Some experts argue courts are unlikely to uphold the ban.
Stacey Vanek Smith
Jun 4, 2013 President Barack Obama is taking steps to rein in 'patent trolls', but some of America's biggest companies use similar tactics.
May 14, 2013 Housing seems to be in recovery mode in places like Phoenix, Arizona. But it may be tough for homebuilders to lure back construction workers.
May 3, 2013 Economists don't agree on whether higher wages boost the economy, or discourage employers from hiring.
Mar 18, 2013 Monday is the first day on which patents will be awarded to the first filer of the patent not the first person to come up with an idea. Many worry this will favor applicants with big money behind them.
Mar 8, 2013 A survey commissioned by Marketplace and The Chronicle of Higher Education reveals that what really stands out for employers in the resumes of recent college graduates is internship experience. But are colleges doing a good job preparing grads for work?