Marriott International Inc., the largest publicly traded U.S. hotel chain, plans to double the number of hotels in China by 2014 to meet growing demand in the world’s third-largest tourism destination.
U.S. patent-infringement lawsuits against multiple defendants surged as much as 10-fold in the past week, targeting companies including PepsiCo Inc. and Apple Inc. ahead of a new law that would make such cases costlier.
Edwards Lifesciences Corp. ’s replacement heart valve, designed to be threaded into place, yields similar survival rates and less bleeding than rib- cracking surgery while triggering more strokes, a study found.
Sony Corp. , which said May 27 it’s planning to begin selling its Reader electronic book device in Asia and Australia, is seeking a patent for a solar-powered electronic book that also contains a keyboard.
Four decades after Richard Nixon and Zhou Enlai established a new era in U.S.-China relations with the Shanghai Communique, the hotel that hosted their meeting is tapping German management to turn a communist-era icon into a luxury brand that can compete globally.
New York Times Co., aiming to capture readers in one of the world’s largest consumer markets, is introducing a Chinese-language Web version of its flagship newspaper in China today and will expand the service over the next several months.