• Some theaters pulling 'The Interview'  Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 1:18 PM ET

    The New York premiere of Sony's "The Interview," has been canceled. CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports Sony says it will support movie theaters' decision if they decide not to show the film due to threats from hackers.

  • $151M verdict over Wal-Mart workers' breaks upheld Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 5:10 PM ET

    PHILADELPHIA— Pennsylvania's highest court is upholding a $151 million verdict in favor of employees at Wal-Mart and Sam's Club who say they were forced to work through their breaks. The Philadelphia Inquirer says Monday's decision affects 187,000 people who worked for Bentonville, Arkansas- based Wal-Mart Stores Inc. between 1998 and 2006..

  • Lockheed to settle suit over retirement accounts Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 4:08 PM ET

    ST. LOUIS— Lockheed Martin Corp. agreed on Tuesday to settle a federal class-action lawsuit accusing the aerospace and defense behemoth of mismanaging the investment accounts of its employees and retirees, charging the investors high fees along the way. Lockheed Martin had countered that such claims "are false," and it was "committed to defending against the...

  • Apple wins class-action lawsuit over iPod prices Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 1:27 PM ET

    OAKLAND, Calif.— A federal jury decided Tuesday that Apple didn't compete unfairly when it sold music players and songs with copy-protection software that was incompatible with rival devices and music from competing online stores. The eight-member jury in U.S. District Court handed Apple a victory by rejecting a claim from attorneys for consumers and iPod...

  • UPDATE 1-Apple wins digital music U.S. antitrust trial Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 1:25 PM ET

    OAKLAND, Dec 16- Apple Inc won an antitrust trial on Tuesday when a U.S. jury decided the company did not act improperly when it restricted music purchases for iPod users to Apple's iTunes digital store. An Apple lawyer referred questions to the company, which did not have an immediate comment. The plaintiffs, a group of individuals and businesses who purchased...

  • Jury finds Apple not guilty of antitrust in iPod suit Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 1:13 PM ET
    In this photo illustration a woman listens to an Apple iPod Nano on October 2, 2006 in London, England.

    A jury cleared Apple of antitrust violations for iPod restrictions, capping a decade-long case that had no shortage of drama and confusion.

  • Apple did not violate antitrust laws: Jury  Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 12:49 PM ET

    A jury has reached a verdict in the Apple anti-trust suit. Details, with CNBC's Josh Lipton.

  • Apple halts online sales in Russia  Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 12:49 PM ET

    Apple said due to extreme fluctuations in the value of the Russian ruble, it has halted online sales in Russia, reports CNBC's Josh Lipton.

  • Sony sued over hack  Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 12:45 PM ET

    Sony Pictures has been sued by two former employees over its recent hack, reports CNBC's Julia Boorstin.

  • Dec 16- The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ordered Wal-Mart Stores Inc to pay $188 million to employees who had sued the retailer for failing to compensate them for rest breaks and all hours worked. Wal-Mart said on Tuesday that it might appeal the decision, which upheld lower court rulings, to the U.S. Supreme Court. Monday's ruling on the class-action lawsuit will...

  • Artist's 'Angry Birds' lawsuit goes forward Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 11:46 AM ET

    SEATTLE— A federal judge refused to dismiss a lawsuit by a Seattle artist who says she was cheated out of millions of dollars when the company that sold her line of plush pet toys called "Angry Birds" reached a deal with the Finnish company that makes the insanely popular video game of the same name. Juli Adams designed the "Angry Birds" toys in 2006 for The Hartz...

  • Dec 16- Wal-Mart Stores Inc said the Pennsylvania Supreme Court had ordered it to pay about $188 million to settle a class-action lawsuit filed by employees who claimed their meal and rest breaks were regularly cut. Wal-Mart said the ruling, which it may appeal, would reduce its fourth-quarter earnings from continuing operations by about 6 cents per share.

  • Wal-Mart class action suit judgment largely upheld Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 9:41 AM ET
    A shopper checks out at a register at Walmart in Los Angeles.

    The Pennsylvania Supreme Court largely upheld a judgment in a class action suit against Wal-Mart on Monday, according to a SEC filing.

  • Union sues to block sale of Bucksport paper mill Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 7:17 AM ET

    BUCKSPORT, Maine— A union representing some workers at the 84- year-old Verso Paper mill has filed a federal lawsuit to halt the sale of the facility. The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, representing 59 employees, is asking the court to block the sale to a scrap metal company and open the way for a buyer that would keep the mill...

  • Pact reached before trial over flawed Vegas hotel Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 6:11 AM ET

    LAS VEGAS— A last-minute settlement avoided trial Tuesday in a massive civil breach-of-contract lawsuit involving casino giant MGM Resorts International and six of seven contractors on a never-opened Las Vegas Strip tower called the Harmon. Several jurors gasped when Clark County District Court Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez announced the parties reached...

  • Family of executed Ohio inmate sues expert witness Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 1:57 AM ET

    Dershwitz said Ohio had jeopardized his standing with the American Board of Anesthesiology in a news release it issued about the Jan. 16 execution of McGuire because it implied he consulted on the execution method, which is prohibited by the national board. The family also added drug distributor McKesson Corp. to the lawsuit, saying the company distributed...

  • Dec 15- Florida lender BankAtlantic Bancorp Inc and its chief executive defrauded investors in 2007, early in the U.S. financial crisis, a federal jury found on Monday. BBX Capital Corp, as BankAtlantic is known today, and Alan Levan, who remains as CEO, were found liable by a federal jury in Miami following a six-week trial in a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Securities and...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 15- A U.S. federal appeals court on Monday threw out a human rights lawsuit brought against Occidental Petroleum Corp over allegations that it played a role in killings carried out by the Colombian military in 2004.. A three-judge panel of the San Francisco- based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a district court judge's decision to...

  • Photographer continues fight over monkey selfie Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 1:57 PM ET
    The U.S. Copyright Office has ruled that pieces of content produced by animals cannot be copyrighted.

    David Slater, a wildlife photographer, still maintains that he is the copyright owner of a photograph taken by a monkey.

  • Families of Newtown victims sue gunmaker, seller Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 12:57 PM ET
    A man holds a Bushmaster AR-15 Model A2 semi-automatic assault rifle at the Rocky Mountain Gun Show in Sandy, Utah.

    A law firm representing the families of people killed or injured at the Sandy Hook Elementary School filed suit against the maker of the rifle used in the shooting.