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Amazon said to consider buying some Toys R Us stores

Toys R Us, which will close all 800 of its stores, including nine in Maryland, has been unable to keep up with big-box and online competitors. (File photo)

Amazon.com has looked at the possibility of expanding its retail footprint by acquiring some locations from bankrupt Toys R Us Inc., according to people with knowledge of the situation. The online giant isn’t interested in maintaining the Toys R Us ...

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US House passes legislation aiming to curb online sex trafficking

(Illustration by Maximilan Franz)

The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation Tuesday intended to curb online sex trafficking, hours after the Justice Department objected that part of the measure may be unconstitutional. The 388-25 vote came hours after Assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd told House ...

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L.L. Bean sued for ditching its beloved return policy

In this March 16, 2016, file photo, shoppers exit the L.L. Bean retail store in Freeport, Maine. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

L.L. Bean Inc. is facing a breach of warranty lawsuit after changing its decades-old lifetime warranty, in what may be the first of many claims over the now-dead policy. The complaint, filed this week in Chicago federal court, seeks class-action ...

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Uber agrees to pay Waymo $245M in equity to settle suit

A man leaves the headquarters of Uber in San Francisco in 2014. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

Uber Technologies Inc. agreed to give about $245 million in stock to settle the high-stakes trade-secret theft lawsuit brought by Waymo, resolving a conflict that already cost the ride-hailing giant its top driverless car engineer and threatened to further embarrass ...

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Supreme Court allows new Pennsylvania congressional voting map

In this April 9, 2008 file photo, Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito Jr. speaks at John Carroll University in University Heights, Ohio.  (AP Photo/Jason Miller, File)

A U.S. Supreme Court justice cleared the way for a more Democratic-friendly congressional voting map in Pennsylvania for this year’s election to replace one tilted toward the GOP. Justice Samuel Alito left in force a Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruling requiring ...

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Waymo-Uber trial puts spotlight on tech’s age-old talent war

FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2014, file photo a man leaves the headquarters of Uber in San Francisco.  Uber and Volvo announced, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2016,  a $300 million deal for Volvo to provide SUVs to Uber for autonomous vehicle research. Eventually the Volvo SUVs will be part of the self-driving fleet in Pittsburgh.(AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

Should full frontal lobotomies be required of Silicon Valley engineers looking to change jobs? Uber Technologies Inc. has said with a touch of hyperbole that that’s what the future holds if Waymo wins its lawsuit accusing the ride-hailing giant of ...

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