Google Hit by Expired R&D Tax Credit

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First-quarter corporate earnings are getting clipped after Congress allowed a key tax credit to expire at year-end. Google is among the latest to cite the expired research-and-development tax credit for affecting its financial results.

Supreme Court Denies Teva Patent Stay

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U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts refused Friday to block a lower-court ruling that invalidated Teva Pharmaceutical's patent for the multiple sclerosis drug Copaxone.

'My Father Is Going to Die From Red Tape'

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A patent dispute between Medtronic and Edwards Lifesciences over a potentially lifesaving artificial heart valve is prompting a scramble among doctors and hospitals to treat desperately ill elderly patients before a court injunction curtails sale of one of the devices.

Exxon CEO Tillerson Withdraws From Lawsuit

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Exxon Mobil Chief Executive Rex Tillerson has withdrawn from a lawsuit seeking to demolish a water tower near his horse ranch in north Texas.

Lawsuits Over Lululemon Pants Are Deemed Too Flimsy

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A U.S. judge has dismissed lawsuits that accused Lululemon Athletica Inc. and some executives of defrauding shareholders by concealing quality issues of yoga pants that were deemed too transparent.

Three Beam Executives to Resign Ahead of Suntory Takeover

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Beam Inc. disclosed Friday its chief financial officer and two other executives have announced their intention to resign as the company nears its merger with Suntory Holding.

What's Barnes & Noble's Survival Plan?

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For Barnes & Noble, a shrinking market for print books, competition from Amazon and the costs of investing in its own e-reader and tablets has made the future uncertain for the retailer as it looks for additional revenue sources.

Gillette's New Weapon in Razor Arms Race

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Procter & Gamble is set to roll out its latest weapon in the fight for men's faces—a razor featuring a swiveling ball-hinge that allows the blade to pivot and comes with a high-end price.

Wal-Mart Dives Deeper in Banking

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Wal-Mart is trying to shake up the money transfer industry with a new service that undercuts Western Union and MoneyGram with lower and simplified fees.

Newmont Mining, Barrick Gold Merger Talks Break Down

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Barrick Gold and Newmont Mining were in advanced talks this week over a deal that would have combined the world's two largest gold producers, but the talks broke down.

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