Salesforce.com Inc., the largest maker of customer-management software, agreed to buy ExactTarget Inc. for about $2.5 billion, making its biggest acquisition ever to expand in online marketing. Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC and Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP worked on the deal.
Beam Inc., the U.S. maker of Jim Beam, Canadian Club and Maker’s Mark, was sued for $100 million by an importer that claims Beam and its Cooley Distillery unit broke a contract to supply it with Michael Collins Irish Whiskey.
Affirmative action came under attack at the U.S. Supreme Court as Chief Justice John Roberts took the lead in questioning whether universities should continue to give special preference to racial minorities.
Senator Carl Levin and Senator John McCain said that testimony by Apple Inc. executives, including Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook, corroborates that the company had a special arrangement with the Irish government to cut its tax bill.
Bermuda and Ireland are being swept up in a “vigilante approach” to corporate taxes by bigger nations seeking to curb deficits, Bermuda’s Finance Minister Bob Richards said, vowing to keep the country’s zero tax rate.
Owning something flown on the Apollo lunar missions has always been challenging. However since last September, when the U.S. house passed a resolution granting astronauts clear title to the items they carried into space, it has become a lot easier.