Dozens of major U.S. companies, including Morgan Stanley, Google, Wal-Mart and Dell, on Tuesday urged lawmakers to pass bills that they said would protect new products against "extortive demands" on ... more 
Dozens of major U.S. companies, including Morgan Stanley, Google, Wal-Mart and Dell, on Tuesday urged lawmakers to pass bills that they said would protect new products against "extortive demands" on patents. Tom Cruise and his 19-year-old son Connor hit the water in San Francisco to experience a little high-speed sailing with Emirates Team New Zealand?s crew as they prepared for the upcoming America?s Cup race. The father and son were more than just passengers on the huge catamaran ? they worked the sails and took turns at the helm. President Barack Obama's bid to slash corporate taxes on its face might seem to be a concession to win Republican and business support, but it landed with a thud among those groups and has little chance of becoming law. less 
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