It's the first trading day since Apple's win in a huge U.S. patent battle with competitor Samsung. The South Korean company was ordered to pay more than a billion dollars in damages after a California jury found it copied features of Apple's iPhone and iPad.
New Hampshire's economy is comparatively strong these days, but that strength varies depending on where you are in the small state. The closer you get to its border with Massachusetts, the more robust the economic activity. The state has been aggressive about marketing the so-called "New Hampshire Advantage."
A federal court in Massachusetts has upheld a $675,000 penalty against a Boston University graduate student for downloading 31 pirated songs online as a teenager. The recording industry says Joel Tenebaum was downloading and distributing thousand of songs and wouldn't stop even after warnings from his father, his college and a cease and desist letter from Sony.
The auto industry is big business in Ohio. Billions of dollars' worth of cars and auto parts are made in the state each year, and hundreds of thousands of unionized auto workers live in the state. So, the auto bailout is a hot issue — and a complicated one.
The growth of natural gas drilling in Pennsylvania has opened an unusual career path: snake wrangling. For Paula and Matt Wilson, becoming snake wranglers was a natural fit. They love snakes, and the job lets them move the animals out of harm's way.
Finding a good-sized, inexpensive barrel, previously used to age bourbon, is not so easy, as a hot sauce maker on the hunt found out. But they can be found, and when they are, these barrels experience a remarkable afterlife.
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