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Employer incentives for U.S. worker wellness programs set record

Employers have ratcheted up the financial incentives they offer workers to participate in wellness programs to a record $693 per employee, on average, this year from $594 in 2014 and $430 five years ago, found a report released on Thursday.

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U.S. jury says Motorola infringed one Intellectual Ventures patent

Patent holding company Intellectual Ventures' second crack at holding Motorola Mobility liable for using its technology without permission partially succeeded on Wednesday after a U.S. jury in Delaware found Motorola infringed a patent on multimedia text messaging.

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Apple Inc.

Italy prosecutors wrap up tax probe into Apple

Italian prosecutors have wrapped up an investigation into allegations U.S. tech giant Apple (AAPL.O) failed to pay corporate taxes to the tune of 879 million euros ($964 million), two sources said on Monday.

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Walmart

SEC to allow shareholder vote on Wal-Mart independent chairman

Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT.N) shareholders will vote in June at the company's annual meeting on electing an independent board chairman, after U.S. regulators rejected a request by the retailer to block the proposal.

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U.S. regulators give Amazon go-ahead for drone tests

Amazon.com Inc has won approval from U.S. federal regulators to test a delivery drone outdoors, as the e-commerce company pursues its goal of sending packages to customers by air, even as it faces public concern about safety and privacy.

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E-cigarette

Washington state mulls steep tax, other restrictions on e-cigarettes

Washington state lawmakers are considering imposing a steep tax and other restrictions on the sale of e-cigarettes, legislation the bill's sponsor said on Wednesday would be the toughest in the nation.

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Federal Communications Commission

U.S. trade groups seen leading lawsuits against new Internet rules

Trade associations representing large U.S. Internet service providers are expected to take the lead in suing the Federal Communications Commission over its new web traffic regulations, according to several people familiar with the plan.

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Removing U.S. oil ban would create jobs beyond drilling: report

Lifting a 40-year-old U.S. ban on crude exports would create a wide range of jobs in the oil drilling supply chain and broader economy even in states that produce little or no oil, according to a report released on Tuesday.

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Oil refinery

Union says tentative deal reached to end U.S. refinery strike

The United Steelworkers union and oil companies have reached a tentative deal to end the largest U.S. refinery strike in 35 years, the labor group and people familiar with the negotiations said on Thursday.

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Facebook Inc.

Facebook to face U.S. class action over children's online purchases

A federal judge said Facebook Inc must face a nationwide class-action lawsuit seeking to force the social media company to provide refunds when children spend their parents' money on its website without permission.

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Uber

U.S. judge rejects Uber request that drivers deemed contractors

A U.S. judge on Wednesday denied ride-hailing app Uber's request that its drivers be deemed independent contractors rather than employees.

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Apple Inc.

Apple seeks to dismiss lawsuit filed by electric battery maker

Apple Inc asked a U.S. court on Tuesday to dismiss a civil lawsuit filed by battery maker A123 systems over engineers hired by Apple, saying A123's claims were too speculative to proceed, according to a court filing.

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Hewlett-Packard Co

Four Hewlett-Packard patents invalidated in ServiceNow case

A federal judge in California on Tuesday invalidated four Hewlett-Packard Co patents for being too abstract, marking a setback in the company's patent infringement lawsuit against competitor ServiceNow Inc.

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Australia backs farmers on foreign ownership gripes

The Australian government has sided with farmers who say official data vastly underestimates foreign ownership of the nation's farmland, as it moves to clamp down on overseas purchases of agricultural land.

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Iran would sell more oil if Western sanctions lifted: Mehr agency

Iran said oil prices would not rise above $60 a barrel until 2016 and that it would increase crude exports if Western sanctions over its nuclear program were lifted, the semi-official Mehr news agency reported on Friday.

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