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  • Vanguard move highlights little-known index costs Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 5:11 PM ET

    BOSTON-- Index mutual fund investors are a cost-conscious bunch. Rather than seek out managers with a good shot at beating the market, they parse tiny differences in fund expenses. Companies such as S&P Dow Jones Indices and MSCI have created well-known market indexes.

  • will start selling Nokia's two latest Lumia smartphones in November, making it the first carrier to commit to the devices in the United States. Struggling Finnish handset maker Nokia announced earlier it would start selling the smartphones in Europe in November with specific price points.

  • Google acquired Motorola in May for $12.5 billion to bolster its patent portfolio as its Android mobile operating system competes with rivals such as Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd. But many investors and analysts have questioned Google's need to be in the hardware business, where profit margins are lower and Google has little experience.

  • In mobile-computing boom, a battle rages for marketing Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 11:43 AM ET

    NEW YORK/ SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 4- Amazon.com Inc. Take Apple Inc, for example. Now Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, Amazon, Microsoft Corp and other tablet and smartphone makers are stepping up with big spending on TV spots, print ads, guerilla marketing stunts and over-the-top launch events.

  • Google bought Motorola last year for $12.5 billion, with the aim of bolstering its patent portfolio in the intellectual property fight its Android mobile system faces with rivals Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd.

  • South Korean shares inch lower on global gloom Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 3:53 AM ET

    *Trading subdued on China, Europe woes. *SK Innovation, S-Oil shares sag on oil price fall. *Foreign investors unload following Vanguard's switch to FTSE index.

  • S.Korea-Market Factors to watch on Oct 4 Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 6:46 PM ET

    SEOUL, Oct 4- Following is a list of events in South Korea as well as news stories and press reports that may influence financial markets. TOP STORIES> S.Korea c.bank switches tack to encourage growth> Google withdraws patent complaint against Apple.

  • said a major patent verdict in favor of Apple Inc. should be overturned because the jury foreman did not disclose that he once was in litigation with Seagate Technology PLC, a company that counts Samsung as a major investor.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 2- Google subsidiary Motorola Mobility has dropped a complaint of patent infringement against Apple without explanation. Apple did not return telephone calls seeking comment and Google said only: "As we have said many times before, we will continue to vigorously defend our partners".

  • Google withdraws patent complaint against Apple Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 3:04 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, Oct 2- Google subsidiary Motorola Mobility has dropped a complaint of patent infringement against Apple without explanation. In a brief filing with the International Trade Commission made on Monday, Motorola Mobility said it was dropping without prejudice a complaint that Apple had infringed on seven Motorola patents.

  • CANADA STOCKS-TSX may open higher on Spanish hopes Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 8:36 AM ET

    Oct 2- Canada's main stock index looked set for a higher open on Tuesday, as euro zone worries eased after a report ignited expectations of an imminent bailout request from Spain.

  • *Windows, multiple versions of Android complicate decisions By Bill Rigby. SEATTLE, Oct 2- For Microsoft Corp, and Amazon.com, and the clutch of other companies that hope to carve out a big slice of a mobile computing business currently dominated by Apple Inc, the future depends on people like Scott Porad.

  • PRESS DIGEST - Wall Street Journal - Oct 2 Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 1:50 AM ET

    *New York's top prosecutor opened a new front in efforts to hold banks accountable for the financial crisis by filing a civil lawsuit against JPMorgan Chase& Co, alleging widespread fraud by the company's Bear Stearns unit in the sale of mortgage-backed securities. *The judge overseeing the patent dispute between Apple Inc.

  • *Windows, multiple versions of Android complicate decisions By Bill Rigby. SEATTLE, Oct 2- For Microsoft Corp, and Amazon.com, and the clutch of other companies that hope to carve out a big slice of a mobile computing business currently dominated by Apple Inc, the future depends on people like Scott Porad.

  • *Trial ended in August with victory for Apple on many claims. *Samsung files motion against Apple on iPhone 5. Oct 1- A U.S. court removed a temporary sales ban against Samsung Electronics Co Ltd's Galaxy Tab 10.1 won by Apple Inc in a patent dispute, allowing the South Korean company to sell the product in the United States.

  • SEOUL, Oct 2- Samsung Electronics said on Tuesday that it filed a new lawsuit against Apple Inc. in a U.S. court, contending the iPhone 5 infringed on Samsung's patents. In a statement, Samsung said: "... we have little choice but to take the steps necessary to protect our innovations and intellectual property rights."

  • SEOUL, Oct 2- South Korean stocks edged up in early trading on Tuesday, led by heavyweight Samsung Electronics. The South Korean company will also benefit from a potential improvement in U.S. consumption, " Kim Young- joon, an analyst at SK Securities, said. The Korea Composite Stock Price Index rose 0.3 percent to 2,002.42 points as of 0226 GMT.

  • Oct 1- A U.S. court removed a sales ban against Samsung Electronics Co Ltd's Galaxy Tab 10.1 won by Apple Inc in a patent dispute, allowing the South Korean electronics maker to sell the product in the United States.

  • *Court allows Samsung to sell galaxy tab in the U.S.- filing.

  • SEOUL, Oct 2- South Korean stocks are set to begin the last quarter of this year on a positive note on Tuesday after a three-day holiday, buoyed by a surprise expansion in U.S. manufacturing. Analysts said focus would be on Samsung Electronics.