SAN FRANCISCO Apple Inc and Intel Corp on Wednesday filed an antitrust lawsuit against Fortress Investment Group, alleging the SoftBank Group Corp unit stockpiled patents to hold up tech firms with lawsuits demanding as much as $5.1 billion. The suit follows an earlier case that Intel filed against Fortress in October....
LJUBLJANA The Slovenian parliament said it passed for the second time a law on Friday requiring the Bank of Slovenia to cover all possible repayments to those who lost their investments during the country's 2013 bank overhaul. The move overruled a veto of the law last month by the State Council,...
The Democratic presidential candidates yielded to the furor surrounding the impeachment inquiry in Washington in their primary debate Wednesday, for the first time training their fire more steadily on President Donald Trump than on one another and presenting a largely united front on vital issues like climate change and...
  Abby Ellin /(The New York Times) Carmen Soto is a research scientist, with a master’s degree in ecology and natural resources from the National University of Saint Anthony the Abbot in Cuzco, Peru. In 1999, while writing her thesis on the “biological control for the potato moth and virus translocation...
Marc Jones (REUTERS) LONDON World shares and benchmark government bond yields inched higher on Tuesday, as investors awaited a speech by U.S. President Donald Trump on U.S. trade policy and an inevitable maelstrom of headlines. Hopes for the speech were two-fold. Firstly, that there would be reassurances that China talks were progressing,...
Barbara Lewis (REUTERS) LONDON European steel lobby Eurofer plans to raise concerns with the European Commission over Chinese group Jingye's proposed rescue of British Steel, saying the deal may flout rules on fair competition. In what would be the first takeover by a Chinese company of steel mills in the European Union,...
Olga Cotaga (REUTERS) LONDON Sterling kept within its recent trading range on Thursday but this week could prove its second best so far this month as expectations that the Conservative Party may win a majority in the Dec. 12 national election fuel investors' optimism. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservatives have a...
Scott Murdoch (REUTERS) HONK KONG Alibaba Group will carry out Hong Kong’s first paperless stock market listing with its $13.4 billion share sale, according to a source with knowledge of the matter, ending the long-held tradition of Hong Kong investors queuing in bank branches to place stock orders. The decision to fully...
Edward Taylor (REUTERS) FRANKFURT To unclog bottlenecks last year at his Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) plant in California, Elon Musk flew in six planeloads of new robots and equipment from Germany to speed up battery production for its Model 3. Now the Tesla CEO is trying to tap that German automation ecosystem directly...
Michael Nienaber and Rene Wagner /(REUTERS) BERLIN The German economy escaped a recession in the third quarter as consumers, state spending and construction drove a 0.1% quarterly expansion, defying expectations of another contraction in Europe's largest economy, preliminary data showed on Thursday. On an annual basis, gross domestic product expanded 0.5% from...