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Apple Loses Federal Appeal in E-Books Case

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A federal appeals court upheld a 2013 decision finding Apple Inc. liable for conspiring with publishers to raise the price of e-books.

Companies, Business Groups Blast Overtime Proposal

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Companies and business groups warned that a White House proposal to expand eligibility for overtime pay would curtail work hours and dent job growth as employers try to work around it to control costs.

Greece Defaults on IMF Loan

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Greece became the first advanced economy to default on loans from the IMF, despite Athens’s last-minute push for emergency aid.

The Office Pet Is a Pig. No, Really

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As many offices adopt dog-friendly policies, owners of less common pets, such as snakes and parakeets, have begun crowing for their share.

Tesla Owners Gripe Over Recharge Waits

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Complaints about long lines at Tesla’s free recharging stations have the electric-vehicle company chastising frequent users.

Dangers Behind Laundry Pods Stump Experts

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Children who accidentally burst laundry pods experience a wide range of medical outcomes, making it hard to pinpoint what makes these packets so much more potentially hazardous than liquid detergent.

Two Uber Executives Indicted in France

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French prosecutors have ordered two top Uber executives to stand trial on charges they enabled nonprofessional drivers to operate illegal taxi services.

Sprint Is Called Out on Throttling Policy

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Sprint has been slowing video speeds for unlimited data customers for two years, and only recently began disclosing the practice more prominently after the U.S. implemented new rules governing net neutrality.

ConAgra Plans to Exit Private Brands

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ConAgra Foods, under pressure from an activist investor, said it plans to jettison its struggling private-label business less than three years after spending $5 billion to buy it.

Apple Music Is Here, but Is Streaming Right for You?

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Personal Tech: Geoffrey A. Fowler examines how all-you-can-eat subscriptions Apple and Spotify change your relationship with music—and your wallet.

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