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Nokia, Motorola Mobility unveil new smartphones

September 5, 2012 |

The new versions of smartphones by Nokia and Motorola Mobility take aim at Apple’s iPhone and Samsung’s Galaxy S III.

Nokia and Motorola Mobility, both struggling to make headway against Apple’s iPhone and Samsung’s Galaxy S III, unveiled several new versions of their smartphones that they hope can chip away at the industry leaders.



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Nokia’s Lumia 920 may have better display than the iPhone 4S

September 5, 2012 |

Nokia didn’t say it, but the Lumia 920’s screen is more Retina than the iPhone 4S.



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U.S. drops to seventh in global-competitiveness ranking

September 5, 2012 |

WASHINGTON — A lack of economic stability highlighted by a soaring national debt, combined with a lack of trust in government by the business community, helped drop the U.S. two notches to seventh in a ranking of national global competitiveness.



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August auto sales rev up 20%

September 5, 2012 |

Auto sales surged in August as consumers reacted to higher gas prices by snapping up fuel-efficient cars and small SUVs.

Auto sales surged in August as consumers reacted to higher gas prices by snapping up fuel-efficient cars and small sport utility vehicles.



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Letting illegal immigrants get driver’s licenses makes sense

September 5, 2012 |

Having illegal immigrants apply for driver’s licenses ensures they will be tested, making them safer drivers and more likely to be insured.

The debate over whether to offer driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants has a usefully neurological angle: It’s a way of defining “insanity” as the process of shooting yourself in the foot in the expectation that someone else will scream in pain.



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Rupert Murdoch took a 10% pay cut from News Corp. in fiscal 2012

September 5, 2012 |

Rupert Murdoch received a $ 30-million compensation package despite the British phone-hacking scandal. The media giant also slashed the pay of three of its four other top executives.

Some members of the British Parliament questioned whether News Corp. Chief Executive Rupert Murdoch was fit to lead his sprawling media company in the aftermath of the continuing phone-hacking scandal in London. But News Corp. directors felt differently, bestowing Murdoch with a $ 30-million compensation package in the company’s 2012 fiscal year.



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Stocks end mixed on weak economic reports

September 4, 2012 |

Stocks zigged and zagged after reports that the U.S. economy is weakening at a time when China and Europe are also slowing.



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Strong U.S. rebound for Asian automakers in August

September 4, 2012 |

U.S. auto sales surged in August with the Asian brands rebounding quickly from problems that have hurt their results in recent years.



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Guggenheim finalizes deal for Dick Clark Productions

September 4, 2012 |

A consortium of private equity firm Guggenheim Partners, Mandalay Entertainment and Mosaic Media Investment Partners have struck a deal to acquire Dick Clark Productions, a small production company whose specialty is primarily awards shows.



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Japan court sides with Samsung in Apple patent suit

September 4, 2012 |

Tokyo judges find that Samsung smartphones and a tablet didn’t infringe Apple’s patent for synchronizing music and video data with servers.

A Tokyo court has sided with Samsung in its patent battle with Apple, ruling the South Korean electronics company did not infringe one of its rival’s patents.



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