The Bretton Woods economic conference would make a great movie: Dashing celebrity economist John Maynard Keynes of the U.K. squared off against U.S. Treasury official Harry Dexter White, who was later revealed to be a Soviet spy.
Eastman Kodak Co.’s newest patent- infringement complaint against Apple Inc. and HTC Corp. will be reviewed by a federal trade agency with the power to block imports of products that infringe U.S. patents.
Chicago Alderman Anthony Beale called a news conference this week to trumpet Wal-Mart Stores Inc. bringing $8.75-an-hour wages to his far south side neighborhood. One hiccup: The Wal-Mart executive flanking him wouldn’t confirm the number.
Jeremy Lin has created a lot of work for his agent and fresh broadcast opportunities for the New York Knicks in Asia since a 28-point performance in his first National Basketball Association start two days ago.
Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz portrays the U.S. government as the billionaire’s best friend, while former banker Dambisa Moyo presents a dark look at China’s “commodity crusade” in two of the best business books so far this year.