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Landowners Safe From Tribe

<TAB>A federal judge in Syracuse has extended a land claim lawsuit by the Oneida Indian Nation to include the state of New York, but refused to let the action target private landowners.<@SM><@SM><TAB>The Oneidas filed suit against Madison and Oneida counties seeking compensation for 250,000 acres they claim the state purchased illegally in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. The Justice Department backs the Oneidas

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You Can Run, but You Can’t Hide

<br /><br />An Israeli telecommunications firm is setting up its North American headquarters in Rockville, and soon will begin locally selling its product — a technology designed to allow users to find anything, anywhere, from a lost child to misplaced cargo.

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NEWS SUMMARY – Updated 10:30 A.M.

Updated items in italics. State Buys Stake in Biotech FirmNeuralStem Biopharmaceuticals Ltd. today announced a $500,000 investment from the state of Maryland’s Enterprise Investment Fund, a program administered by the Department of Business and Economic Development (DBED) that supports early-stage ...

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In Rare Move, Rehnquist Defends Microsoft Participation

Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist, whose lawyer son is helping defend Microsoft against private antitrust lawsuits, participated in a key Supreme Court vote in a Microsoft antitrust case yesterday.<@SM><@SM><TAB>And in a rare move, Rehnquist explained why he chose to participate rather than disqualify himself.

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Businesses Oppose OSHA

<TAB>A proposed federal standard designed to prevent repetitive stress injuries on the job could cost Maryland businesses a stunning $1.6 billion annually, according to a new report.<@SM><@SM><TAB>The report, produced by the <b><a href="http://www.epf.org/study/cs20000920.html">Economic Policy Foundation</a></b>, a nonpartisan Washington, D.C., research organization, says the Occupational Safety and Health Administration

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Supreme Court Sends Microsoft Antitrust Case to Appellate Court, 8-1

<TAB>The Supreme Court yesterday sent the Microsoft antitrust case to an appeals court, effectively delaying efforts by the government to break the software giant into two parts.<@SM><@SM><TAB>The decision amounted to a tactical victory for Microsoft in the drawn-out legal battle. It had asked the justices to take that course. The Justice Department wanted the nation

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Report: AOL, NTT DoCoMo Announce Deal

<TAB>Japanese cellular phone giant NTT DoCoMo Inc. and Internet company America Online Inc. refused to comment yesterday about news reports that they have reached a broad agreement to provide global mobile Internet services.<@SM><@SM><TAB>A Japanese business newspaper, the Nihon Keizai, reported yesterday that the two companies plan to announce a deal this week that would unite the world

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Board Banks on Selling ‘Credits’ to Cleanup Bay

<br /><br />Chesapeake Bay officials this month unveiled a proposal that would let Maryland polluters buy pollution “credits” from businesses and farms that exceed environmental standards for nutrient runoff. <br /><br />The goal of the “Chesapeake Bay Nutrient Trading Guidance Document,” which is scheduled for public hearings throughout the region this week, is to encourage the reduction of nutrient-laden runoff by making clean water practices a marketable commodity.

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