Johnson & Johnson loses pelvic mesh class action in Australia

Johnson & Johnson loses pelvic mesh class action in Australia
MELBOURNE (Reuters) – More than 1,350 Australian women won a seven-year-old class action lawsuit on Thursday against Johnson & Johnson (J&J) for misleading patients and surgeons about the risks of the pharmaceutical giant’s pelvic mesh implants. FILE PHOTO: FILE PHOTO: Johnson & Johnson’s company logo is pictured in New York, U.S., September 17, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo The suit is... Read More

Apple, Intel file antitrust case against SoftBank-owned firm over patent practices

Apple, Intel file antitrust case against SoftBank-owned firm over patent practices
FILE PHOTO: The Apple Inc. logo is seen hanging at the Apple store on 5th Avenue in Manhattan, New York, U.S., October 16, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Segar/File Photo SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Apple Inc (AAPL.O) and Intel Corp (INTC.O) on Wednesday filed an antitrust lawsuit against Fortress Investment Group, alleging the SoftBank Group Corp (9984.T) unit stockpiled patents to hold up... Read More

Shares stumble as China-U.S. row over Hong Kong clouds trade deal outlook

Shares stumble as China-U.S. row over Hong Kong clouds trade deal outlook
TOKYO (Reuters) – Global shares slid on Thursday as a fresh row between Washington and Beijing over U.S. bills on Hong Kong could complicate their trade negotiation and delay a “phase one” deal that investors had initially hoped to be inked by now. FILE PHOTO: A man (R) cleans electronic boards showing Japan’s Nikkei average, the exchange rate between the... Read More

Apple, Intel file antitrust case against SoftBank-backed firm over patent practices

Apple, Intel file antitrust case against SoftBank-backed firm over patent practices
FILE PHOTO: The Apple Inc. logo is seen hanging at the Apple store on 5th Avenue in Manhattan, New York, U.S., October 16, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Segar/File Photo SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Apple Inc and Intel Corp on Wednesday filed an antitrust lawsuit against Softbank Group Corp-owned Fortress Investment Group, alleging the firm stockpiled patents to hold up technology companies with... Read More

Google bars elections ads from using political leanings, voter data

Google bars elections ads from using political leanings, voter data
(Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s Google will stop giving advertisers the ability to target election ads using data such as public voter records and general political affiliations, the company said in a blog post on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: The Google logo is displayed outside the company offices in New York, U.S., June 4, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo The move comes at... Read More

Asian shares slide as Sino-U.S. spat on Hong Kong clouds trade deal outlook

Asian shares slide as Sino-U.S. spat on Hong Kong clouds trade deal outlook
TOKYO (Reuters) – Global shares slid on Thursday as a fresh row between Washington and Beijing over U.S. bills on Hong Kong could complicate their trade negotiation and delay a “phase one” deal that investors had initially hoped to be inked by now. FILE PHOTO: A man (R) cleans electronic boards showing Japan’s Nikkei average, the exchange rate between the... Read More

Huawei asks Canadian court to stay extradition process for CFO to United States

Huawei asks Canadian court to stay extradition process for CFO to United States
(Reuters) – Lawyers for Huawei Technologies Co Ltd asked a Canadian court to immediately stay proceedings seeking to extradite the company’s Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou to the United States, a company spokesman said on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: Huawei Technologies Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou leaves her home to appear in British Columbia supreme court for a hearing, in Vancouver,... Read More

Google changes election ads policy to limit targeting

Google changes election ads policy to limit targeting
FILE PHOTO: The Google logo is displayed outside the company offices in New York, U.S., June 4, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo (Reuters) – Alphabet’s (GOOGL.O) Google will stop giving advertisers the ability to target election ads using data such as public voter records and general political affiliations, the company said in a blog post on Wednesday. Google said it would... Read More