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Amazon said to consider buying some Toys R Us stores (access required)

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 (access required)

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 (access required)

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 (access required)

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 (access required)

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 (access required)

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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