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  • Chasing Cartel in Petrobras Case Means Record Data Trawl

  • Wireless Phone Unlocking Deal Said Reached With Industry

    U.S. regulators have reached an agreement with mobile carriers to allow unlocking of smartphones, the head of the Federal Communications Commission said today.

  • John Kluge, Metromedia Founder Who Did TV Deals With Murdoch, Dies at 95

    By Terence McArdle Sept. 8 (Washington Post) -- John W. Kluge, 95, a self-made billionaire who became one of the leading entrepreneurs of his generation and a major benefactor of the Library of Congress and Columbia University, died Sept. 7 at his home near Charlottesville. His death was confirmed by the University of Virginia, which was also a major recipient of his largesse. No cause of death was reported. Mr. Kluge said he accumulated more than 200 companies in his lifetime, including seven television stations he sold to Rupert Murdoch in the mid-1980s, forming the foundation of the Australian media owner's Fox network. The stations were part of Mr. Kluge's Metromedia telecommunications conglomerate, which at various times counted among its holdings the Ice Capades, Harlem Globetrotters, Playbill magazine and a billboard advertising company. Publicity shy much of his career, Mr. Kluge quietly began

  • Vartan Gregorian Helps Celebrate Twain, Melville: D.C.

    Vartan Gregorian, president of Carnegie Corporation of New York, hovered over a rare edition of Mark Twain’s “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” Monday night at the Thomas Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress.

  • Servier, Apple, Toho, IiNet, Gibbs Smith, Disney: Intellectual Property

    Les Laboratoires Servier, France’s second-largest drugmaker, was charged with misleading a European Union agency probing potential antitrust violations by companies seeking to keep cheaper generic medicines from entering the EU market.

  • Unlocking Phone to Change Wireless Carrier Curbed by U.S.

    Starting today, U.S. consumers won’t be allowed to unlock new mobile phones purchased from wireless providers, under a change in U.S. rules backed by carriers led by Verizon Wireless and AT&T Inc.

  • Obama Tells McCartney That Music Helps ‘Through Tough Times’

    President Barack Obama , saying music is “part of what gets us through tough times,” hosted a concert at the White House tonight honoring Paul McCartney , who received the Library of Congress’s third Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.

  • IPhone Eyed by Small Carriers Backing Unlocked Devices

    Small wireless carriers see a new path to scoring users of Apple Inc.’s iPhone and other popular handsets: the legalization of unlocking mobile devices.

  • Barnes & Noble, Emerson, Sturgis: Intellectual Property

    Barnes & Noble Inc., the biggest U.S. bookstore chain, lost its bid for a federal judge to dismiss some claims it infringed Alcatel-Lucent patents related to Internet commerce.

  • Bacharach-David Award Draws Wonder, Krall, Lovett, Crow

    Dionne Warwick performed “What the World Needs Now Is Love” last night at the Library of Congress.

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