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Notorious patent troll company lays off 19% of workforce

Intellectual Ventures, a patent troll company, has laid off 19% of its staff.  More

Branson, biz leaders seek Ukraine solution

Billionaire Richard Branson and 15 major business leaders from around the world are calling for an end to the Ukraine-Russia conflict.  More

Faster Netflix streaming coming to Time Warner Cable

Netflix has reached a deal with Time Warner Cable to boost video-streaming speeds.  More

90% of hospitals lose their patients' data

Get ready for a barrage of hospital hacks. The health care industry isn't protecting your data. Here's why.  More

10 innovations that made Google great

Google search chief Amit Singhal listed the top 10 Google innovations over the past 10 years.  More

Flat Russian beer market hits Carlsberg

Beer sales in Russia are losing their fizz as the economy grinds to a halt, hurting Western brewers such as Carlsberg.  More

Dov Charney is still at American Apparel. Do the numbers show it?

Two months after Dov Charney was fired as CEO, he's still at the company, collecting his full base salary amid early signs of a turnaround.  More

U.K. bank hit with $300 million New York fine

State agency says bank fails to comply with rules against money laundering.  More

Bieber, T Swift fragrances blamed for Elizabeth Arden loss

Shares of Elizabeth Arden tanked 24% Tuesday after the company said it lost $156 million in the most recent quarter.  More

Heinz recalls lead-laced baby food in China

Pittsburgh food company announces recall of "small batch" from Chinese supplier.  More

McDonald's coffee coming to supermarkets

The take-home coffee will come in a variety of flavors including those that are already available in McDonald's restaurants like "premium roast," French vanilla and hazelnut.  More

Uber hires former Obama campaign manager

Uber has hired David Plouffe, the former campaign manager for President Obama.  More

Website crash mars $188 billion "demerger"

Investors trying to find details on BHP Billiton's multi-billion dollar "demerger" were scrambling Tuesday as the company's website crashed.  More

Bakery to Google: Take 's--t' out of our logo!

Greggs bakery took to Twitter to urge Google to remove a profane logo from search results.  More

Uber launches drug store delivery service

Uber introduced a trial service Tuesday offering on-demand delivery of medicine, toiletries and other drug store products.  More

Sprint's new price plans: No more 'Framily,' but more data

On Monday, Sprint announced it was jacking up the data it offers in its family pack options. The new plans will be offered starting on Friday.  More

Fidelity settles lawsuits over its own 401(k) plan

Retirement giant Fidelity investments has agreed to pay $12 million to settle two lawsuits over the 401(k) plan it offers its workers.  More

America's top wireless network is...

Verizon took top honors in a new ranking of nationwide network performance by market research firm RootMetrics.  More

Starbucks trucks are coming to campus

The mobile trucks will serve coffee and snacks to students at Arizona State University, James Madison University and Coastal Carolina University.  More

Accounting firm nailed for whitewashing client's sanctions violations

New York banking regulators suspend PwC for 2 years and fine it $25 million for changing language in a report to make it less likely to raise red flags.  More

One way Time Inc. judges writers: advertiser appeal

A spreadsheet reveals that Time Inc. weighed whether the content some employees created was "beneficial to advertiser relationship."  More

Al Gore sues Al Jazeera

Former VP clashes with Al Jazeera over Current Media deal.  More

Moms: Don't flash your gun at Kroger

The advocacy group pressured Target, Chilli's, Sonic and Chipotle until those companies asked customers to keep their guns at home.  More

Microsoft considering new name for Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer might be getting a name change, Microsoft engineers say.  More
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