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Business 05 Feb 2010 | 12:00 AM

US still troubled by Google's digital book deal

SAN FRANCISCO: The U.S. Justice Department still thinks a proposal to give Google the digital rights to millions of hard-to-find books threatens to stifle competition and undermine copyright laws, despite revisions aimed at easing those concerns.

Business 14 Feb 2010 | 12:00 AM

Next chapter in digital book deal: Google vs. US

SAN FRANCISCO (AP): Determined to create the world's largest digital library, Google Inc. is betting it knows more about U.S. antitrust and copyright laws than the government regulators enforcing them.

Business 19 Feb 2010 | 12:00 AM

Yahoo-Microsoft deal set, taking aim at Google

SAN FRANCISCO: U.S. and European regulators have cleared the long-discussed Internet search partnership between Microsoft Corp. and Yahoo Inc., enabling the rivals to form a tag team as they try to mount a more serious challenge to Google Inc.

Business 22 Apr 2010 | 12:00 AM

BHP the focus of US anti-graft probe

SYDNEY: Global miner BHP Billiton has discovered potential violations of anti-graft laws relating to its exploration activities, in another blow to the mining industry's tarnished image.

Business 29 Jul 2010 | 12:00 AM

BP oil spill a wake-up call for entire industry

LONDON: BP Plc's newly named chief executive on Tuesday called the Gulf oil spill a 'wake-up call' for the entire industry as the company tallied up its losses and disclosed two US investigations.

Business 01 Sep 2010 | 12:00 AM

US scientist accused of stealing trade secrets worth US$300mil

INDIANAPOLIS: A former Indiana scientist accused of illegally sending trade secrets worth US$300 million to China and Germany was ordered detained Tuesday on rare charges of economic espionage.

Business 04 Oct 2010 | 12:00 AM

US terror warning could hurt Europe's economy

MADRID: A rare advisory for U.S. travelers to beware of potential terrorist threats in Europe drew American shrugs from Paris to Rome, but tourism officials worried that it could deter would-be visitors from moving ahead with plans to cross the Atlantic.

Business 25 Nov 2010 | 12:00 AM

SAP at a crossroads after losing US$1.3B verdict

SAN FRANCISCO: On the losing end of a US$1.3 billion jury verdict for stealing a rival's intellectual property, SAP AG is facing the difficult decision about whether to double down - by appealing - or folding.

Business 01 Dec 2010 | 12:00 AM

EU probe on whether Google has been manipulating search results

BRUSSELS: European Union regulators will probe whether Google Inc. has been manipulating its search results to stifle competition, funnel more traffic to its own services and protect its global stranglehold of the online search market.

Business 08 Dec 2010 | 12:00 AM

NY feds: Boston businessman giving up US$625mil

NEW YORK: A 97-year-old Boston-area apparel entrepreneur agreed Tuesday to forfeit US$625 million to be distributed to cheated investors in jailed Bernard Madoff's historic Ponzi scheme, authorities revealed, as a court trustee said negotiations are under way to recover money as well from the owners of the New York Mets baseball team.