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News from November 19, 2013

November 19, 2013

Jury set to decide how much Samsung owes Apple

Samsung infringed on Apple’s patents involving key features of the iPhone and iPad.

November 19, 2013

Owner to stop coated-paper machine at Rumford plant

The machine manufactures about 300 tons of coated paper per day, and will affect an unspecified number of employees.

November 19, 2013

Source: Feds, JPMorgan near signing $13 billion settlement

The penalty is more than three times the record amount levied on oil giant BP over the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history.

November 19, 2013

Best Buy posts 3Q profit, sales flat

Electronics retailer makes a return to profitability.

November 19, 2013

Report offers ideas to expand Maine’s workforce

But experts say the goal of attracting 65,000 workers by 2020 ignores that the jobs may not be there.

November 19, 2013

Yahoo Inc. expanding encryption of its data

November 19, 2013

U.S. markets hit two milestones, fall back

The Dow crosses 16,000 and the S&P tops 1,800, both firsts, as Fed policies give investors confidence.

November 19, 2013

Hyundai to unveil hydrogen cell SUV

The automaker will start selling a Tucson SUV powered by a hydrogen fuel cell next year.

November 19, 2013

Madoff investors can make claims

A $2.35 billion fund has been created, a prosecutor says.

November 19, 2013


November 19, 2013

Source: JPMorgan Chase, government settle all issues

At issue: The company’s sales of low-quality mortgage-backed securities.

November 19, 2013

Strategic plan released for N.H.

It includes more than 100 recommendations for a better business climate.

November 19, 2013

Massachusetts bill would raise penalty limit for corporate manslaughter

It would change a nearly 200-year-old law that sets the top penalty at $1,000.