Drug wholesalers and insurers sue Merck, saying Singulair patent is invalid and inflates price

Merck sued over patent on allergy drug Singulair

NEW YORK — The battle over the patent on Merck and Co.’s allergy and asthma drug Singulair, the best-selling drug of one of the world’s largest drug makers, continued Friday as a group of drug distributors and health insurers sued Merck.

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More blood, Mr. Darcy? Supernatural spins on Jane Austen are monster success for publishers

Jane Austen meets zombies in monster mash-up

LONDON — It is a truth universally acknowledged that a Jane Austen novel in possession of added gore will be a surefire best-seller.

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Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, New Mexico school, resolve differences over use of name

O’Keeffe museum, NM school patch up differences

SANTA FE, N.M. — The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum and an Albuquerque school named after the artist have patched up their differences over the use of her name.

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Carolina Hurricanes give hip-hop artist a bad rap, sue over promo song used during games

A bad rap? Hurricanes sue hip-hop artist over song

RALEIGH, N.C. —The Carolina Hurricanes have sued a Raleigh hip-hop artist who produced a song promoting the franchise, saying the man has violated team trademarks.

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Eli Lilly shares dip as Goldman Sachs analyst downgrades over sales, spending concerns

Eli Lilly shares on Goldman analyst downgrades

NEW YORK —Shares of Eli Lilly & Co. fell Monday after a Goldman Sachs analyst cut his rating on the drug developer to “Sell,” citing the outlook for dwindling revenue and more spending to rebuild the product pipeline.

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China state secrets watchdog says Rio Tinto committed economic espionage for 6 years

Chinese secrets agency says Rio spied for 6 years

BEIJING —A state secrets watchdog has accused mining giant Rio Tinto Ltd. of committing economic espionage for six years, saying in a report the spying caused “tremendous harm” to China’s economic security.

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Designer label Chanel files federal lawsuit in Las Vegas, alleging counterfeiting

Chanel sues in Las Vegas, alleging counterfeiting

LAS VEGAS — New York-based luxury goods designer Chanel Inc. is suing a Las Vegas company, claiming it is selling counterfeit goods.

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Gucci America wins suit over designer’s ex-wife and daughter using name to market luxury goods

Family barred from using Gucci name on goods

NEW YORK — A judge has barred the ex-wife and daughter of Italian fashion scion Paolo Gucci from selling the family name to market handbags, gelato and other goods.

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Dish prevails over TiVo in initial patent ruling over time-warp technology

Dish prevails over TiVo in initial patent ruling

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Dish Network Corp. said Tuesday that it has received an initial favorable ruling related to its patent fight with TiVo Inc.

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Eli Lilly plans to cut hundreds of sales jobs with buyout offers, will restructure marketing

Lilly makes buyout offer to 4,000 sales reps

NEW YORK — Eli Lilly & Co. said Tuesday it is offering buyouts to 4,000 U.S. sales representatives with the hope of eliminating a few hundred jobs.

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