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Rovi loses patent fight with Amazon in U.S. appeals court

Rovi loses patent fight with Amazon in U.S. appeals courtRovi, which sells television guide programs to cable providers, lost a patent fight with Amazon.com on Tuesday when a federal appeals court upheld a U.S. district judge's ruling in favor of the world's largest online retailer. Rovi had accused Amazon of infringing on two patents, one that creates an electronic program guide on a television screen and another that allows a viewer to select and purchase a pay-per-view program. In both

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Woman found guilty in 1996 killing of ex-husband

Woman found guilty in 1996 killing of ex-husbandTUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A once-prominent socialite was found guilty Tuesday in the 1996 Tucson car bomb killing of her ex-husband after spending years abroad living a lavish lifestyle across Europe.

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Alaska's largest daily newspaper sold for $34M

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An online competitor announced plans Tuesday to buy Alaska's largest daily newspaper.... Read more...

First Solar extends winning streak; Symantec plunges

First Solar extends its winning streak to a sixth session on Friday on a more upbeat outlook for the company while Symantec sinks after firing its chief executive.... Read more...

UK unemployment rate steady, number of jobless claims fall

UK unemployment rate steady, number of jobless claims fallBritain's jobless rate was stable in the three months to January, but the number of people claiming unemployment benefits fell more than expected and earnings showed signs of picking up. The jobless rate was unchanged at 7.2 percent, as expected in a Reuters poll. The number of people claiming unemployment benefits fell by 34,600, more than the 25,000 decrease forecast in a Reuters poll. The BoE last month revised its forward guidance

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South Africa's Adcock says Q2 profit under extreme pressure

South Africa's Adcock says Q2 profit under extreme pressureSouth African drugmaker Adcock Ingram Holdings Ltd said quarterly profit was under "extreme pressure" as debt-laden consumers cut back on self-medication and the weaker rand pushed up costs of imported raw materials. Adcock has been at the centre of a takeover battle between South Africa's Bidvest and Chile's CFR Pharmaceuticals. The winner, industrial conglomerate Bidvest, has since replaced Adcock's chairman with

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