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  • Business Highlights Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 5:59 PM ET

    Alibaba risk: China's rise leaves out investors. WASHINGTON— American investors are clamoring to buy a stake in Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, which is launching what may prove the biggest initial public stock offering ever. IPOs, according to research by Jay Ritter, a finance professor at the University of Florida.

  • Sept 16- A federal appeals court on Tuesday threw out a jury order requiring Apple Inc to pay VirnetX Holding Corp $368.2 million in damages for infringing four patents concerning technology for providing security over the Internet.

  • Nektar says FDA clears constipation drug Movantik Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 2:01 PM ET

    British drugmaker AstraZeneca PLC will market the drug, and it has also filed for regulatory approval in the European Union and Canada. The San Francisco company said Movantik will be available to patients in the first half of 2015. AstraZeneca will conduct a study to evaluate the drug's cardiovascular side effects. AstraZeneca stock fell 9 cents to $73.69.

  • *Frankfurt judge sets aside previous injunction. FRANKFURT, Sept 16- A Frankfurt judge granted a reprieve to Uber, the online transportation service, setting aside a temporary injunction issued two weeks ago against the Silicon Valley company from operating a novel car-sharing service across Germany.

  • Sept 16- A federal appeals court on Tuesday threw out a jury order requiring Apple Inc to pay VirnetX Holding Corp $368.2 million in damages for infringing four patents concerning technology for providing security over the Internet.

  • German court lifts injunction banning Uber Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 10:13 AM ET

    BERLIN— A court in Germany has lifted an emergency injunction that banned the ridesharing service Uber from operating anywhere in the country. The Frankfurt state court ruled Tuesday that the urgent measures taxi drivers won against their upstart rival last month weren't warranted.

  • PG&E officials leave posts over improper emails Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 10:02 AM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— Emails showing California regulators and Pacific Gas& Electric Co. appearing to negotiate which judge would be assigned to hear one of the utility's rate cases led the state's top regulator to remove himself from two PG&E cases and four senior officials on both sides to resign.

  • FRANKFURT, Sept 16- The Frankfurt judge who issued an injunction against online taxi service Uber from operating a novel car-sharing service in Germany appeared ready to rebuff an appeal on Tuesday by the firm, which has argued it should not be subject to taxi rules.

  • Exploring 'graveyard of ships' near San Francisco Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 3:09 AM ET

    GULF OF THE FARALLONES NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY— Federal researchers are exploring several underwater sites where ships sank while navigating in the treacherous waters west of San Francisco in the decades following the Gold Rush.

  • PG&E officials removed for improper communications Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 5:36 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— Four senior officials with Pacific Gas& Electric Co. and the state commission regulating it were removed or resigned over emails released Monday showing the utility and state regulators appeared to negotiate which judge would be assigned to hear one of the utility's rate cases.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 15- Alibaba Group Holding Ltd is prepared to raise the price range on its initial public offering to $66 to $68 a share, from $60 to $66 previously, The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday, citing people familiar with the matter. Alibaba's executives are currently touring several major cities on the company's global roadshow.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 15- U.S. "There was a lot of anxiety last week about the Fed... and that had pushed yields up but at this point the market may have adequately priced in all that," said Robert Tipp, chief investment strategist at Prudential Fixed Income in Newark, New Jersey.

  • Twitch: Amazon's gaming move Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 2:32 PM ET

    Amazon wants to dominate a lot of different industries, from e-commerce to cloud services, and the company is now getting serious about video games.

  • Jacques Pepin says no slowing down as show ends Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 11:34 AM ET

    Jacques Pepin soon will begin production on what his longtime television network is calling his final cooking series, but the chef who has taught generations of Americans to cook says he's far from retiring.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 15- U.S. "It's that circular argument that weak growth is going to inhibit the Fed from raising rates any time soon," said Kim Rupert, managing director at Action Economics in San Francisco. Trading was also driven in part by unexpectedly strong New York State manufacturing data but which also contained weak jobs indicators, Rupert said.

  • Islamic State's Twitter silence raises questions Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 7:59 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO/ WASHINGTON, Sept 12- Islamic State's Twitter users, which have trumpeted the group's violent acts and worldview on the social media service, have gone abruptly quiet in past days.

  • Syncora, which pegs its claim at about $400 million, worked out a three-part deal involving city-owned land and contracts.

  • Correction: Hewlett-Packard-Russian Bribes story Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 5:37 PM ET

    It was a Russian subsidiary of Hewlett-Packard, not Hewlett-Packard Co.. Hewlett-Packard subsidiary pleads to bribery of Russian government officials, gets $58.7 M fine.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 12- U.S. retail sales rose broadly in August and consumer sentiment hit a 14- month high in September, supporting expectations for sturdy economic growth in the third quarter.

  • Fight over World War II-era tank goes to court Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 11:01 AM ET

    REDWOOD CITY, Calif.— A company headed by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has filed a lawsuit in the San Francisco Bay Area over a World War II-era German tank it says it paid $2.5 million for but never received. After his death, his family turned them over to the Massachusetts- based Collings Foundation, which put some of them up for auction in Portola Valley in July.