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  • Guccione, ‘Raging Bull,’ Woodpecker: Intellectual Property

    The U.S. Supreme Court will hear two appeals that would make it easier for targets of patent suits to collect attorneys’ fees, agreeing to consider steps that some companies say would deter groundless litigation.

  • The High Price of Immigration

    Why are migrants not only the winners but also the big losers from migration?

  • Publishing Technology Surges on China Agreements: London Mover

    Publishing Technology Plc, which serves more than 400 trade and academic publishers and helped with the distribution of every Harry Potter novel, headed for an eight-year high after the company boosted its links with China.

  • Apple, Oxford University Press: Intellectual Property

    Apple Inc., which won more than $1 billion after a jury found Samsung Electronics Co. infringed six of seven patents for its mobile devices Aug. 24, sought a ban on eight models of the South Korean company’s smartphones, including its Galaxy S devices.

  • Migration Is Expensive, but Pays Off in Productivity

    Migrants are the big economic winners from migration, because they move from countries in which workers are paid little to ones in which they are paid a lot.

  • Nationalism Threatens Racism, Not War

    Somewhere in England, an elderly man reverts to the behavior of disaffected teenagers and daubs a slogan on a wall: “England for the English.” He is tracked down by the police and rightly prosecuted and convicted: The sentiment is clearly intended as racial abuse.

  • Georgia State Cleared of Most Publisher Infringement Claims

    A judge cleared Georgia State University of most copyright violation claims brought by academic publishers including Oxford University Press over using unlicensed book excerpts in course materials.

  • Mapping My Genome Starts a Search for DNA Answers I May Not Want to Know

    On the fourth floor of a red brick medical building in Boston’s South End is an office where few want to go -- where people get a frequently unwelcome glimpse of their future through a careful reading of their DNA.

  • How ‘God Bless America’ Became America’s Anthem

    The “God Bless America” that we know today was forged from collaboration between its composer, Irving Berlin, and Kate Smith, the performer who first made it famous. Behind the scenes, though, the two of them battled for control of the song.

  • Why More U.S. Oil May Not Mean Cheaper U.S. Gas

    Oil skeptics like to point out that the U.S. consumes 20 percent of the world’s oil but owns only 2 percent of global reserves. Such lopsided numbers, they insist, destine the U.S. to depend on foreign crude -- unless it slashes its consumption and embraces alternatives. Lately, though, a surge in U.S. oil production appears to have turned the tables.

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