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.
American Homes 4 Rent yesterday fired a group of workers, with a focus on acquisition and construction staff, after the housing landlord reported a fiscal second-quarter loss, according to a person with knowledge of the terminations.
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.