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High court sides with Samsung in patent dispute with Apple

Sam Hananel, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 8:54am

A unanimous Supreme Court on Tuesday sided with smartphone maker Samsung in its high-profile patent dispute with Apple over design of the iPhone.

Virtual sleigh rides, light shows: Mall Santas get makeover

Joseph Pisani, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 8:42am

Hop on a virtual sleigh ride to the North Pole. Stand on the "Naughty or Nice O'Meter." Snap a selfie and see your face on a dancing elf. The Santa experience has gotten a makeover as many malls install shows and games they hope will lure shoppers who are buying more online.

Grain higher, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 8:41am

Grain futures were higher Tuesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Grain higher, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 8:40am

Grain futures were higher Tuesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Delta flight returns to Dayton airport after engine issue

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 8:40am

Delta Air Lines says a flight bound for Atlanta made a quick return to a southwest Ohio airport because of a possible engine issue.

US productivity up 3.1 percent in third quarter

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 8:40am

The productivity of American workers rose in the July-September quarter at the fastest pace in two years while labor costs slowed after a big jump in the spring.

Justices uphold Katrina fraud verdict against State Farm

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 8:40am

A unanimous Supreme Court has upheld a jury verdict that State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. committed fraud against the federal government after 2005's Hurricane Katrina.

Ask Brianna: How can my partner and I meld our money habits?

Brianna McGurran, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 8:40am

all the real-world stuff no one taught us how to do in college. Send your questions about postgrad life to askbrianna@nerdwallet.com .

The Latest: NTSB head says sleep apnea had train crash role

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 8:31am

The Latest on a hearing into the cause of a 2014 train collision in northern Arkansas that killed two Union Pacific employees (all times local):

Air Force vet and service dog are a hit at Texas Lowe's

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 8:31am

Some customers at a Lowe's store in Texas are getting tag-team assistance from a military veteran and his service dog after both were hired to work at the store.

Zimbabwe's Mugabe, 92, appeals for calm amid economic crisis

Farai Mutsaka, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 8:23am

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has appealed for calm as his government battles to contain a debilitating economic crisis.

Google hits renewable energy goal in quest to pare pollution

Michael Liedtke, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 8:21am

Google is crossing a milestone in its quest to reduce pollution caused by its digital services that devour massive amounts of electricity.

A mixed open for US stocks on Wall Street as energy slumps

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 8:21am

Stocks are wavering between small gains and losses in early trading on Wall Street Tuesday. Energy companies slumped as the price of crude oil turned lower after a four-day rally. The Dow Jones industrial average slipped after setting a record high close the day before.

Ikea expanding parental leave; crib assembly still your job

Anne D'Innocenzio, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 8:21am

Ikea's U.S. division is offering longer parental leave to employees who are new parents, following similar overtures from tech companies like Netflix as it strives to keep good workers in an improving job market.

Supreme Court throws out $399 million judgment against Samsung in company's patent dispute with Apple over iPhone design

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 8:21am

Supreme Court throws out $399 million judgment against Samsung in company's patent dispute with Apple over iPhone design.

US factory orders climb 2.7 percent in October, best gain in 16 months, but investment lags

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 8:11am

US factory orders climb 2.7 percent in October, best gain in 16 months, but investment lags.

US trade deficit widens in October from a nearly 3-year low

Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 8:10am

The U.S. trade deficit climbed in October from its lowest monthly level in nearly three years. Imports of consumer goods such as medicine, cell phones and clothing increased, while exports of soybeans, gold and artwork tumbled_which fueled the monthly widening of the trade gap.

EU's Brexit negotiator puts time pressure on Britain

Pan Pylas, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 8:00am

Britain may not have two years to negotiate its divorce from the European Union after all.

Berlin-based mobile bank N26 expands into 9 European markets

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 7:11am

Berlin-based banking startup N26 is expanding into nine further European countries.