- A federal judge in California has denied Apple's request to permanently ban Samsung from selling 23 older-model smartphones and tablets smartphones that a jury found infringed on patents held by the maker of iPhones and iPads.
- Target Corp. says Chief Information Officer Beth Jacob is resigning effective Wednesday as the retailer overhauls its information security and compliance division in the wake of a massive data breach.
China Sets Clock to End Cap on Rates China is on course to free up deposit rates within two years, the country's top central banker said, as it looks to boost banking-system competition even though the move could make the country more vulnerable to financial risks.
ECB Sets Bank-Review Process The European Central Bank laid out exactly how regulatory authorities should probe the assets of 128 of the euro zone's largest banks currently under review.
OECD Seeks Cautious Fed Taper The U.S. Federal Reserve should proceed cautiously in scaling back its asset purchase program, while signaling its intentions clearly so as to minimize the impact on developing economies, the OECD says.
Muni Bond Costs Hit Investors in Wallet Investors who put cash into municipal bonds—a popular strategy for those seeking safe, tax-free bets—are paying about twice as much in trading commissions as they would for corporate bonds, according to a study for the Journal.
ECB Official Rejects Inflation Criticism Executive board member Sabine Lautenschläger dismissed criticism that the ECB is doing too little about the risks of low inflation, saying the central bank has tools that it can deploy.
U.S. Energy Exports as Foreign-Policy Tool Capital Journal: The Ukraine crisis could be a blessing in disguise for a sagging president and a discredited Congress, giving them a chance to transform America's energy picture—and reduce Russia's leverage over Europe, writes Gerald F. Seib.
New-Home Building Shifts to Apartments The share of new homes being built as rental apartments is at the highest level in at least four decades, as an improving jobs picture spurs younger Americans to form their own households but tighter lending standards make it more difficult to buy.
Surging Home Prices Are a Double-Edged Sword The Outlook: For the past few years, policy makers have focused on breaking a vicious downdraft in home prices. Now, it wouldn't hurt housing to see price gains flatten out. If not, the housing market's roller-coaster ride will continue.
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Drones Find Fans Among Farmers, Filmmakers The FAA is still grappling with how to regulate drones for commercial purposes in the U.S., but the flying robots are already being used to spray pesticides in Japan and survey construction sites in Europe.
Congress to Investigate GM Recall GM faced new pressure from a powerful member of Congress to explain why it took nearly a decade to recall 1.6 million vehicles for faulty ignitions linked to 13 deaths, even as the auto maker hired a high-profile lawyer to lead its internal investigation and stepped up warnings to customers.
Pope's Popularity a Blessing for Media As Pope Francis approaches the first anniversary of his election this Thursday, his popularity is generating a boom for religious media, a niche that rarely gathers much notice.
Audi In Luxury Fast Lane For Now Audi, the luxury car maker owned by Volkswagen, said it expects higher sales in 2014, with growth in all regions of the world, but warned that profit would be hit by investment in new models and tougher climate regulation.
Europe's Telecom Companies Push to Consolidate European telecom executives are pushing forward with a round of deal making, raising pressure on regulators to bless a consolidation drive across the region's fragmented array of operators.
Sprint Wants to Buy T-Mobile Masayoshi Son said in a television interview that he would like to buy T-Mobile, confirming his interest in a deal that would likely face heavy scrutiny from regulators.
U.S. Firms Cling to Writing Paper Checks In the world of e-payments, the U.S. lags far behind Europe, Japan and even Brazil, as the old-fashioned paper check remains the preferred payment method for American businesses.