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  • NEW YORK, June 30- New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's second-in-command gave her pitch to a small crowd at a Philadelphia biotechnology convention in June with her signature move: giving out her cell phone number. "Now, no one from New Jersey! I want the guys that aren't already here in New Jersey. "

  • WASHINGTON, June 30- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to take up a case that could weaken public sector unions, a challenge by 10 nonunion public school teachers who say California's requirement that they pay the equivalent of union dues violates their free speech rights. Unions, including the California Teachers Association, had urged the court not to...

  • PARIS, June 30- Two executives from California- based Uber will face trial in France on Sept. 30, the Paris public prosecutor said on Tuesday, part of a French crackdown on what the government calls an illegal taxi service. Thibaud Simphal, manager of Uber France, and Pierre-Dimitri Gore-Coty, general manager for western Europe, were detained by police on Monday in an...

  • PALO ALTO, Calif.— The executive vice president of Hewlett-Packard Co.' s enterprise group is leaving the PC maker later this summer to pursue a new opportunity. Bill Veghte joined HP in 2010 as chief strategy officer and executive vice president of HP Software. Shares of HP, based in Palo Alto, California, shed 22 cents to $29.78 in Tuesday morning trading.

  • NEW YORK— Apple violated antitrust laws by colluding with publishers to raise electronic book prices when it entered a market in 2010 that had been dominated by Amazon.com, a federal appeals court said Tuesday. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan ruled 2- to-1 that a lower court judge was right to find Apple Inc. violated the laws to upset...

  • NEW YORK— Cisco said Tuesday that it plans to buy privately-held OpenDNS for $635 million to boost its network security business. "Together, we will help customers protect their extended network wherever the user is and regardless of the device," said Hilton Romanski, Cisco's chief technology and strategy officer in a statement. Shares of Cisco Systems Inc.,...

  • China, the world's dominant producer, was choking supply and investors were stampeding into the hottest ticket in town. The ensuing bust was equally spectacular with prices collapsing as buyers went on strike and China, under international pressure, loosened its stranglehold. With Molycorp and its Australian peer, Lynas, struggling to stay afloat, all the old...

  • WASHINGTON, June 30- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to take up a case that could weaken public sector unions, a challenge by 10 non-union public school teachers who say California's requirement that they pay the equivalent of union dues violates their free speech rights. Teacher unions, including the California Teachers Association, urged the court...

  • WASHINGTON, June 30- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to take up a case that could weaken public sector unions, a challenge by 10 non-union public school teachers who say California's requirement that they pay the equivalent of union dues violates their free speech rights.

  • WASHINGTON— The Supreme Court will consider limiting the power of government employee unions to collect fees from non-members in a case that labor officials say could threaten membership and further weaken union clout. Detroit Board of Education case, but in a 5-4 opinion last year, Justice Samuel Alito called Abood "questionable on several grounds."

  • June 30- Cisco Systems Inc said on Tuesday it would buy OpenDNS, a privately held cloud-based security company, for $635 million in cash and equity awards to beef up its security business. Cisco has been buying a number of security companies to boost the business in the face of fast-growing, sophisticated cyber attacks. Cisco was part of a group that invested $35...

  • NEW YORK, June 30- U.S. single-family home prices rose in April from a year earlier but at a slower pace than forecast, a closely watched survey said on Tuesday. Denver and San Francisco posted the strongest year-over-year gains, with prices in Denver up 10.3 percent and prices in San Francisco rising 10 percent. "Home prices continue to rise across the country, but...

  • WASHINGTON— U.S. home prices increased at a solid clip in April, led by double-digit jumps in Denver and San Francisco. Prices in the Denver metro areas climbed 10.3 percent, while home values in San Francisco rose 10 percent. Values increased more than 7.5 percent in Dallas, Miami, Seattle and Tampa.

  • NEW YORK, June 30- U.S. single-family home prices rose in April from a year earlier but at a slower pace than forecast, a closely watched survey said on Tuesday. Denver and San Francisco posted the strongest year-over-year gains, with prices in Denver up 10.3 percent and prices in San Francisco rising 10 percent. "Home prices continue to rise across the country, but...

  • PARIS— Two Uber France managers have been ordered to stand trial to face charges including "deceptive commercial practices" and complicity in illegal activities linked to its low-cost ride-hailing service, the Paris prosecutor's office said Tuesday. Thibault Simphal and Pierre-Dimitri Gore-Coty, who have been targeted in their capacities as...

  • GUNKANJIMA, Japan— Of countless ghostly abandoned factories and mines in Japan, this fortress island near Nagasaki is among the most notorious. Gunkanjima, or Battleship Island, is one of 23 old industrial facilities seeking UNESCO's recognition as world heritage "Sites of Japan's Meiji Industrial Revolution" meant to illustrate Japan's rapid...

  • It would likely be successful in increasing immunization rates and stopping the spread of disease, pediatric doctors said Monday after the Senate sent the legislation to the governor. Douglas Opel, a professor at the University of Washington who specializes in pediatric bioethics. The Senate reaffirmed the bill on a 24-14 vote.

  • WASHINGTON— They're called managers, and they sometimes work grueling schedules at fast food chains and retail stores. "We've got to keep making sure hard work is rewarded," President Barack Obama wrote in an op-ed published Monday in The Huffington Post. Employers can now often get around the rules: Any salaried employee who's paid more than $455 a week— or $23,660...

  • —after NBC dumped the real estate mogul Monday over comments he made about immigrants during his recent presidential campaign kickoff speech. But as he launches his 2016 presidential bid in earnest, his latest comments— that some Mexican immigrants bring drugs and crime to the country and are rapists— offended many, were denounced by Mexican-American groups...

  • Franklin Delano Roosevelt outlined the principles that would form the basis for his "New Deal" during a Commonwealth Club speech in 1932.. "We all need to think a little more deeply about her when she is booked by the Commonwealth Club, and that means we are doing our job," Sacks said. Thought the Commonwealth Club stood for intelligent conversation, not this...