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Dow drops 419 points in another down day

NEW YORK — Just when Wall Street seemed to have settled down, a barrage of bad economic reports collided with fresh worries about European banks Thursday and triggered a global sell-off in stocks. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 419 ...

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Google-Motorola deal highlights patents as ‘legal weapons’

NEW YORK — When an Internet company plunks down $12.5 billion to buy a struggling cellphone company for its collection of patents, it’s another sign that, for the high-tech industry, patents have become a mallet wielded by corporations to pummel ...

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Allstate sues Goldman Sachs over toxic investments

Allstate Corp. is suing Goldman Sachs Group Inc. claiming the broker fraudulently sold it more than $123 million in mortgage-backed securities in 2006 and 2007, before the housing market collapse sent the investments’ value plunging. The insurer claims in a ...

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Stocks rise after unemployment report

NEW YORK — Stocks are rising after news that fewer people joined the unemployment line last week and word that a technology bellwether’s profit beat expectations. The Dow Jones industrial average is up 256 points, or 2.4 percent, at 10,972 ...

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