Business

5:18am

Mon August 17, 2015
Business

Critics Question Monsanto's Plan To Buy Syngenta

Originally published on Mon August 17, 2015 8:50 am

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5:10am

Mon August 17, 2015
Economy

China Devaluates Currency; Multiple Effects On Global Economy

Originally published on Mon August 17, 2015 8:50 am

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4:36am

Mon August 17, 2015
Business

Epson Printer Promises Freedom From Overpriced Ink Cartridges

Originally published on Mon August 17, 2015 8:50 am

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5:07pm

Sun August 16, 2015
Business

The Trademark Woes Of Michael Jordan (And Many Others) In China

Originally published on Mon August 17, 2015 3:17 pm

Air Jordan VIIs like these were originally released in 1992. In the years since, they've inspired retro releases from Nike — and unsanctioned imitators, like this pair of Qiaodan Sports' women's basketball shoes.
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Copyright law is complicated to begin with.

But many American companies have run into extra trouble trying to do business in China, where trademark laws are completely different than they are here in the United States.

Take a chain of shoe and athletic wear stores in China, where things might look a little familiar. Looming above the columns of shoes and rows of clothes is the store's logo: a silhouette of a basketball player, midair, his outstretched arm holding a basketball.

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4:43pm

Sat August 15, 2015
The Two-Way

Report: AT&T Had Long, 'Highly Collaborative' Partnership With NSA

A man using a mobile phone walks past an AT&T store, in June. The New York Times and ProPublica report that the telecom giant helped the NSA spy for decades.
Mark Lennihan AP

The New York Times and ProPublica report that the National Security Agency's ability to spy on Internet traffic "has relied on its extraordinary, decades long partnership" with AT&T, according to documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.

According to the reporting, the NSA documents do not identify AT&T by name, but by the codename "Fairview."

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10:41am

Sat August 15, 2015
The Two-Way

Eurozone OKs Greek Bailout Deal, Extending Financial Lifeline

Originally published on Sat August 15, 2015 1:25 pm

A European Union (EU) flag flutters in front of the temple of the Parthenon in Athens, Greece, on Saturday. Finance ministers on Friday approved the first 26 billion euros ($29 billion) of a vast new bailout package for Greece.
Yorgos Karahalis AP

After months of wrangling and brinkmanship, the Eurozone finally approved the first tranche of an 86 billion euro ($96 billion) bailout for Greece in exchange for a promise from Athens to put its financial house in order. It is the third time in five years that Greece has sought emergency funds to stave off default.

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said the approval sent a "loud and clear" message that Greece will remain in the Eurozone — ending concerns that the country would be forced out.

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8:03am

Sat August 15, 2015
Code Switch

Through Watts Riots And Rodney King, Hawkins House Of Burgers Stands Strong

Originally published on Sat August 15, 2015 2:03 pm

Cynthia Hawkins is in the third generation of her family to lead a business in Watts, now known as the Hawkins House of Burgers.
Courtesy Hawkins House of Burgers

Some people take the day off for their birthdays. Not Cynthia Hawkins. She's at the grill of Hawkins House of Hamburgers, making food that keeps her customers happy, like her bacon cheeseburger. And she's persnickety about the bacon.

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7:43am

Sat August 15, 2015
Asia

Chinese Currency Devaluation Could Mean Turmoil In U.S. Markets

Originally published on Sat August 15, 2015 10:36 am

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4:29pm

Fri August 14, 2015
Economy

Small Texas City Feels Pain Of Falling Crude Oil Prices

Originally published on Fri August 14, 2015 6:21 pm

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4:29pm

Fri August 14, 2015
Energy

Closure Of BP Refinery Sends Gasoline Prices Soaring In The Midwest

Originally published on Fri August 14, 2015 6:39 pm

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