Five former aides to Bernard Madoff on trial accused of taking part in his $17 billion Ponzi scheme argue a 2007 video of the con man telling an audience about the “impossibility of committing fraud” will show his skill at lying, bolstering their claim they were duped into helping him.
Marvell Technology Group Ltd., a mobile-phone chipmaker, lost its bid to cut $620 million from the $1.17 billion patent-infringement verdict awarded to Carnegie Mellon University over computer disk-drives.
When the British finally defeated a resurgent Napoleon at Waterloo in 1815, they were taking no chances. He was put on the HMS Northumberland and shipped 5,000 miles away to one of the most isolated spots in the world.
On a warm October afternoon, a steel- framed concrete warehouse north of San Francisco is inundated with grapes. Forklifts bearing fruit from the nearby Russian River Valley deliver their loads to a slow-moving conveyor belt. Flanking both sides, winemaking interns pick out stems and sunburned grapes as they groove to hip-hop music thumping from loudspeakers.
A neighborhood bistro on the cable- car line, a Greek restaurant in Silicon Valley and a pizza bar in Redwood City are among 83 San Francisco area establishments honored today by Michelin for serving good-value, quality food.