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NEW YORK, April 7- Several major U.S. studios filed a copyright infringement lawsuit on Monday against the file-sharing website Megaupload and its ebullient founder, Kim Dotcom.
The world's largest election is set to transfix investors in coming weeks, but in the social media world, one candidate is already winning hands down.
"The Senate just took action on a bipartisan bill" to renew unemployment insurance Obama said in a Twitter message. Shortly after the Senate vote, seven House Republican wrote party leadership, asking that a House vote be held on the bill or on a similar measure.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 7- App-based car ride company Uber will deliver a new business line on Tuesday when it launches a trial courier service in Manhattan. "Better, faster, cheaper," is how Uber's general manager in New York, Josh Mohrer, described the service in a tweet to Reuters.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark.— Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel asked the state Supreme Court on Monday to reconsider its decision tossing out a $1.2 billion judgment against drugmaker Johnson& Johnson, saying justices did "significant harm" to the state and broke from 170 years of precedent.
SALEM, Ore.— A line of patients forms in the lobby of a medical marijuana shop called Cherry City Compassion as a worker checks IDs, enters names into a computer system and performs other duties required under a new state law.
U.S. stocks fell on Monday, extending losses into a third session.
NEW YORK— Microsoft will end support for the persistently popular Windows XP on Tuesday, and the move could put everything from the operations of heavy industry to the identities of everyday people in danger.
Within the first three months of 2014 alone, there were more U.S. tourists to the island than in all of 2013 from England, Germany or France, according to a report by the U.S.-based Havana Consulting Group provided to The Associated Press.
NEW YORK— Live commercial theater from Broadway to Los Angeles would get a huge financial boost under a change in the federal tax code that's being championed by such actors as Neil Patrick Harris, Bryan Cranston and Tyne Daly. "Investing in Broadway and live theater is often a big risk.
April 7- Nigeria plans to reweight its inflation index to 2009 by the end of the year, from 2004, to reflect the impact of non-food items on prices more accurately, the statistics bureau told Reuters on Monday.
*Senegal says 7 pct growth target within reach. Fast-growing African economies represent a "land of opportunity" for investors and those deterred by short-term turbulence in emerging markets will be the losers in the long run, Senegal's president said on Monday.
WASHINGTON— The Supreme Court on Monday declined an early look at a constitutional challenge to the National Security Agency's bulk collection of millions of Americans' telephone records, instead allowing the dispute to work its way through the usual lower-court process. But the Supreme Court rarely grants such requests.
NEW YORK— She's the darling of Broadway. He's the champion of cutting-edge theater in New York. Paulus and Weiner were high-school sweethearts, both graduates of Harvard University who return to teach.
VILNIUS, Lithuania— Latvia is joining Lithuania in banning Russian state television broadcasts because it found that several programs about the Ukraine crisis were tendentious and not in the Baltic nation's security interests.
NEW YORK— For investors, a volatile stock market passed a worrisome milestone on Monday. CarMax slumped after the used car dealer reported lower net income, and Mattel dropped on concerns about demand for big-name toys. "The markets are struggling to choose a direction," said Joe Tanious, a global market strategist for JPMorgan Funds.
VATICAN CITY— Pope Francis gave his backing Monday to the scandal-tainted Vatican Bank to carry on provided it presses ahead with efforts to bring its banking practices up to international standards. In a statement Monday, the Vatican said "the valuable services that can be offered by the Institute assist the Holy Father in his mission as universal pastor."
The 35- year-old Phoenix woman had an important job interview last month at an insurance company across town in Scottsdale. The case has attracted considerable attention on the Internet as a fundraising site created by a New Jersey woman for Taylor has amassed nearly $90,000.
WASHINGTON— President Barack Obama is using the federal government's vast array of contractors and subcontractors as a labor policy incubator, ready to sidestep Congress to impose workplace rules on wages, pay disparities and hiring on a segment of the private sector that gets taxpayer money and falls under the chief executive's control.
Expanding to Russia, Australia and China in its second week, the Marvel comic adaptation, boasting a budget of over $170 million, earned $107.1 million internationally this weekend, bringing its overall worldwide haul to more than $303 million.