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Gates testifies in $1B lawsuit against Microsoft

November 22, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

John Pinette, left, and Microsoft founder Bill Gates arrives at the Frank E. Moss federal courthouse in Salt Lake City, Monday, Nov. 21, 2011. Microsoft’s Windows 95 rollout presented the most challenges in the company’s history, leading to several last-minute changes to technical features that would no longer support a rival software...

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HP profit falls as declines, charges hit results

November 22, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

This Nov. 14, 2011 photo, shows the company logo on a Hewlett-Packard keyboard at the Micro Center computer store in Santa Clara, Calif. Hewlett-Packard releases quarterly financial results Monday, Nov. 21, 2011, after the market close. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)...

More police departments look to tune public out

November 21, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

Scanner hobbyist Rick Hansen holds his scanner/Ham radio device at his home Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011, in Silver Spring, Md. In an effort to restrict access to their internal communications police departments around the nation are moving to encrypt them. (AP...

Prices, potential lead to interest in Alaska gold

November 21, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Jan. 15, 2008 file photo, Toni Logan Goodrich, co-owner of Oxford Assaying and Refining Corp. in Anchorage, Alaska, displays gold flakes, nuggets, and a seven-by-four-inch brick weighing 18 pounds. Interest in gold mining in Alaska has...

Debt panel poised to admit failure

November 21, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Nov. 16, 2011 file photo, Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., emerges from a closed-door meeting with fellow Democratic members of the Supercommittee at the Capitol in Washington. Fanning out to the sets of various talk shows Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011,...

New enzyme plant readies to supply biofuel plants

November 21, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

http://www.apexchange.com/Content/preview/2011/20111120/23/6e12f6c217210f1aff0e6a70670035c6.jpg In this photo taken Nov. 17, 2011, a building with fermenter tanks is constructed at the Novozymes new enzyme plant under construction near Blair, Neb. The enzymes...

Big payouts from startups excite Silicon Valley

November 21, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

In this Nov. 18, 2011 photo, realtor Steve Cooper fixes a sign in front of a $3.45 million home he is selling in Saratoga, Calif. “We’re definitely more confident taking on the really expensive homes now, in the $3 million to $10 million range,...

Scandal hurts Penn State as a school and a brand

November 21, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

In this Nov. 18, 2011 photo, Penn State apparel displays for sale at a sporting goods store off campus in State College, Pa. The unfolding Penn State child molestation scandal has slammed the university’s reputation, and part of the immediate fallout is...

Int’l Emmys to honor ‘Idol’ producer Nigel Lythgoe

November 21, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

In this Nov. 3, 2011 photo, Nigel Lythgoe arrives at the premiere of “J. Edgar” during the Opening Night Gala of AFI FEST 2011 in Los Angeles. Lythgoe, 62, who returned as “American Idol’s” executive producer last season after a...

Chevron takes blame for Brazil oil spill

November 21, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

This underwater image taken Nov. 11, 2011 and released by Brazil’s Environment and Natural Resources Institute, IBAMA, shows an oil spill in an offshore field operated by Chevron oil company at the Bacia de Campos, in Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil, Nov....