December 20, 2012 |
Apple has decided to appeal a federal judge's ruling that denied the company's request to ban 26 Samsung products. In August, a jury ruled that the Samsung products had infringed a handful of Apple patents and ordered the South Korean tech giant to pay $1.05 billion in damages to the maker of the iPhone. Apple then sought a potentially more devastating punishment against Samsung by requesting a permanent injunction against those products....
October 21, 2012 |
When she moved here in the 1980s, Carri Stevens was baffled. This is Nevada, so where are all the casinos? she wondered. Where were the one-armed bandits that chime their "ding-ding-ding!" cacophony at seemingly every gas station, restaurant, pharmacy and supermarket? She soon discovered that Boulder City is the only major city in the state where gaming is banned. And locals don't miss it one bit. "Tourists can't believe it," said Stevens, who with her husband, Al, runs the Coffee Cup cafe.
August 28, 2012 |
Samsung isn't going away without a fight. A day after Apple said it would seek to ban eight Samsung smartphones from sale in the U.S., the South Korean electronics giant shot back Tuesday with a short statement: "We will take all necessary measures to ensure the availability of our products in the U.S. market. " Apple scored an overwhelming victory in federal court in San Jose last week when a jury sided with the Cupertino, Calif., tech company in the billion-dollar patent infringement case.
March 20, 2012 |
Chris Carpenter pitches for a team once owned by America's largest brewery in a stadium that shares its name with a brand of beer. But should Carpenter wish to toast any of his victories this season he'll have to wait until he leaves the ballpark. That's because the St. Louis Cardinals don't allow beer or other alcoholic beverages in their clubhouse. Same for the Colorado Rockies, who play at Coors Field, and the Milwaukee Brewers, who are not only named after beer makers but play in a stadium (Miller Park)
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December 20, 2009 |
The U.S. manufacturers of a toxic flame retardant commonly used in television sets have agreed to phase out production under a deal with federal regulators. The retardant, known as deca, is one of a class of chemical compounds that have been found in California residents at the highest levels in the country, a consequence of widespread exposure linked to the state's strict flammability standards for furniture. Deca is a polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE), a group of flame-retardant chemicals used in the manufacture of electronic equipment, furniture cushions, upholstery textiles, carpet backings, mattresses, cars, buses, aircraft and construction materials.
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November 18, 2009 |
In an effort to strengthen their bid for as much as $40 million in federal stimulus funds intended for communities that promote healthy living, Los Angeles County supervisors approved a package of health initiatives Tuesday that included new community gardens and bike paths. But they stopped short on a controversial proposal, backed by Supervisors Mike Antonovich and Mark Ridley-Thomas, to ban advertising for sugar-sweetened drinks at county facilities and to develop a plan to prohibit such beverages from all county facilities.