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  • Q&A: Deezer CEO sees 'big' upside for music streaming Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 9:01 AM ET

    LOS ANGELES— Hans-Holger Albrecht entered a crowded music-streaming market when he became CEO of Paris- based Deezer in February. A month after taking the helm, Jay Z relaunched Tidal in the U.S. and a month from now, Albrecht faces the prospect of Apple Inc. relaunching Beats Music. Albrecht's job is to popularize Deezer globally, building off a base of 6 million...

  • May 19- Recording Amanda Bortzfield's wedding last summer at the Breakers resort in Palm Beach, Florida, was no simple- or cheap- task. Still photography and video added up to more than $23,000, not far off the average total cost for a wedding in the United States. Her photography package included a two-and-a-half hour feature film and an elaborate collection of...

  • As a part-time customer service representative at a Wal-Mart in Sacramento, California, Henderson is one of an estimated 40 million American workers for who calling in sick is a luxury. "I'm super afraid of getting sick," said Henderson, 29, who slathers on hand sanitizer at work in hopes of fending off illness. And since San Francisco started requiring that in...

  • LOS ANGELES— Extreme athlete Dean Potter faced the risk of flying off the vertical rock walls he was famous for scaling with little more than a parachute on his back and thin fabric wings. Potter lived on the outer edge of extreme sports and died Saturday pushing the envelope in his beloved Yosemite National Park when he and a friend leaped off Taft Point, some...

  • Anti-Muslim film back up on YouTube after court ruling Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 3:29 AM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— In a victory for free speech advocates, appellate judges have ruled that YouTube should not have forced to take down an anti-Muslim film that sparked violence in the Middle East and death threats to actors. The 11- judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeal sided with Google, which owns YouTube, in its ruling Monday saying the previous...

  • HONG KONG— For Americans, there are cheaper vacations in Europe and lower-priced imports. A Chinese factory is selling fewer goods in Europe. In Europe, many exporters have benefited because a stronger dollar tends to make their products cheaper in the United States.

  • SAN FRANCISCO— California regulators on Monday expanded their list of thousands of state-permitted oil and gas wells where below-ground injections may be contaminating drinking-water reserves. An ongoing state review ordered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has yet to break that down into whether any Californian is drinking contaminated...

  • A security researcher told federal agents he was able to hack into aircraft computer systems mid-flight numerous times through the in-flight entertainment systems, and at one point he caused a plane he was on to move sideways, according to an FBI agent's affidavit. The researcher, Chris Roberts, was questioned upon his arrival at the Syracuse, New York, airport...

  • May 18- TPG Capital LP may have helped its own campaign to go public after pulling Par Pharmaceutical Holdings Inc's IPO. TPG was preparing to begin an IPO investor roadshow for Par Pharmaceutical Holdings before it agreed to sell the generics drugmaker to Endo International Plc for around $8 billion. Founded in 1992 by David Bonderman and James Coulter, San...

  • SAN FRANCISCO— A federal appeals court panel should not have forced YouTube to take down an anti-Muslim film that sparked violence in the Middle East and death threats to actors, a larger group of judges ruled Monday in a victory for free speech advocates. The 11- judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeal sided with Google, which owns YouTube, saying the...

  • SAN FRANCISCO— Court: YouTube should not have been forced to take down anti-Muslim film that sparked rioting.

  • SAN FRANCISCO— A federal appeals court has upheld a jury's finding that Samsung illegally copied some patented features in Apple's iPhone, but it sided with Samsung on one point that could reduce the $930 million in damages the South Korean company had been ordered to pay. But I don't think the litigation has served all the purposes that Apple and Samsung...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, May 18- Google Inc should not have to remove an anti-Islamic film from its YouTube website because a woman complained that she was duped into performing in a film that depicted the prophet Mohammed as a fool and sexual deviant, a U.S. appeals court ruled on Monday. In a case widely followed for its potential impact on the entertainment industry, an 11-...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, May 18- A U.S. appeals court on Monday ruled in favor of Google Inc over a woman's attempt to remove an anti-Islamic film from YouTube, saying that an injunction that had prohibited the company from broadcasting it should be dissolved.

  • WASHINGTON, May 18- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday revived claims made by Edison International employees who accused the utility of favoring higher-cost mutual funds over lower-cost ones in its retirement plan. The justices, in a ruling written by Justice Stephen Breyer, said the lawsuit had been filed in a timely fashion. Glenn Tibble and other employees...

  • WASHINGTON, May 18- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to consider advertising agency Campbell-Ewald Co's attempt to fend off a class action lawsuit over claims the company violated a federal consumer law by sending unsolicited text messages on behalf of the U.S. Navy. The U.S. Navy messages were part of a recruitment drive. Do it in the Navy. "

  • NEW YORK— When I realized I was paying off six different credit cards and not getting anywhere, I decided to consolidate my debt, like millions of other Americans. I visited my local bank, asked for a $15,000 loan but was offered an interest rate higher than my cards were charging. So I looked into online lenders and discovered a growing part of the sharing economy...

  • The top 10 cities for college grads Saturday, 16 May 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
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    To determine the best cities for recent college graduates, Rent.com considered everything from employment rates to good restaurants. Here's its list.

  • May 15- In an uncharacteristic move, activist investor Carl Icahn's Icahn Enterprises LP made a $100 million investment in Lyft Inc., adding momentum to the ride-sharing company's rapid expansion but leaving its cash pile far behind rival Uber. Technology has been a big part of Icahn's investment focus, with bets like Apple, Nextflix and eBay, but he generally...

  • May 15- A California man has sued Uber Technologies Inc and its Chief Executive Officer Travis Kalanick, claiming they stole his idea for a cellphone-based car hailing service. Kevin Halpern sued Uber, Kalanick and several early investors in the company in San Francisco Superior Court on Thursday, accusing them of misappropriation of trade secrets and breach...