Author Archives: Bloomberg

Lockheed F-35 Needs $530 Million More for Development Phase

A U.S. Air Force F-35 Lightning II demonstration aircraft takes off during the AirPower over Hampton Roads Open House at Langley Air Force Base, Va., April 24, 2016. The aircraft performed alongside and F-22 Raptor and a P-51 Mustang as part of the Heritage Flight Program, which showcases the evolution of air power by flying today's state-of-the-art fighter aircraft in close formation with vintage fighter aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman R. Alex Durbin)

The Pentagon will need as much as $530 million extra to finish the development phase for Lockheed Martin Corp.’s F-35, the most expensive U.S. weapons system ever, defense officials said. The F-35 program office made the request for more money ...

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U.S. labor panel backs Uber drivers in class-action fight

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The U.S. labor-protection watchdog is taking sides with Uber Technologies Inc. drivers in their fight to be treated better than independent contractors. As part of a broader review of how gig-economy companies treat workers, the National Labor Relations Board wants ...

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Facebook says users can’t stop it from using biometric data

Scott MacMullan, an Annapolis solo practitioner, says lawyers should use social media, such as Facebook, to engage with both colleagues and potential clients. ‘It’s a way to start a dialogue and develop a relationship with people where you can then take it offline,’ he says. (AP file photo)

Facebook Inc.’s software knows your face almost as well as your mother does. And like mom, it isn’t asking your permission to do what it wants with old photos. While millions of internet users embrace the tagging of family and ...

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Wild West court for patent ‘trolls’ may be tamed

Apple Inc. and Dell Inc. found an unlikely ally when they were sued over a patent for camera technology in a courthouse that has a reputation for siding against big companies in such fights: the judge. The Marshall, Texas, jurist ...

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Vornado said to mull selling Washington unit to Md. firm

Vornado Realty Trust, the landlord led by Steven Roth, has held talks to spin off and sell its Washington, D.C., business to closely held rival JBG Cos., according to people familiar with the matter. Under a plan that has been ...

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Noah Feldman: Clinton’s missed opportunity on gun question

Guns on display in 2013 at  FreeState Gun Range in Middle River.  (File photo)

Compared with the rest of the third presidential debate Wednesday night, the opening conversation about the Constitution was practically Lincoln-Douglas-like as the candidates answered questions and didn’t interrupt each other. But the discussion of the seminal gun control case D.C. ...

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Mylan’s settlement with Justice Department not tough enough, senator says

In this July 8, 2016, file photo, a pharmacist holds a package of EpiPens epinephrine auto-injector, a Mylan product, in Sacramento, Calif. Mylan said it will make available a generic version of its EpiPen, as criticism mounts over the price of its injectable medicine. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

Mylan NV’s $465 million settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice over Medicaid rebates for its EpiPen allergy shot is a “sweetheart deal,” and the company should face a criminal investigation, Senator Richard Blumenthal said Wednesday. Medicaid, which provides health ...

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Princeton will pay $18M to settle residents’ tax case

Princeton University agreed to pay more than $18 million to settle a lawsuit by local homeowners who claimed the fifth-richest U.S. school should be paying property taxes on its New Jersey campus. The settlement, announced by the school, came days ...

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