We should have seen it coming. HBO, not one to pass up merchandise licensing opportunities that yield things like action figures and bobbleheads, released a watch for its racy and violent fantasy series, "Game of Thrones." A watch was only a matter of time.
Apple Inc. and Google Inc. are among technology companies being asked by the New York attorney general to take steps to deter thefts of iPhones and other handheld devices and eliminate a black market for the products.
U.S. stocks rose, after the Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed above 15,000 for the first time yesterday, as earnings forecasts from Whole Foods Market Inc. and Electronic Arts Inc. beat analyst estimates.