Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is back. Dan Brown’s latest thriller, the Dante-inspired “Inferno,” puts Langdon in a hospital bed with no memory of how he wound up there. Still, the clever professor is the only one who can figure out the doomsday puzzle, the first macabre piece of which is sewn into his bloody tweed jacket.
British Sky Broadcasting Group Plc, the U.K.’s largest pay-TV broadcaster, fell the most in almost a year after BT Group Plc unveiled sports channels to compete with the Rupert Murdoch-controlled satellite operator.
Biogen Idec Inc., the fourth- largest U.S. biotechnology company by market value, won a U.S. patent that may guard its experimental multiple sclerosis pill from generic competition for eight more years than anticipated.