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News from November 5, 2013

November 5, 2013

Johnson & Johnson agrees to pay $2.2 billion in drug-marketing settlement

Maine’s share is expected to total about $2.8 million in the cases involving alleged kickbacks to doctors and pharmacies to promote three prescription drugs.

November 5, 2013

Google opens how-to shop with live video advice

Helpouts is meant to fill the gaps in Google’s search engine, which sometimes delivers unsatisfactory results because the answers being sought aren’t available on a website.

November 5, 2013

Harley eyes global market with lightweight bikes

Harley conducted about 1,000 focus groups in cities such as Chicago, Mumbai, Sao Paulo and Tokyo, making it the company’s most researched and market-tested product.

November 5, 2013

'Globally engaged' companies contribute heavily to Maine’s economy

A report by Business Roundtable finds Maine companies with a global reach had a $16.7 billion impact.

November 5, 2013

Challenges abound for Twitter heading into IPO

The San Francisco company’s history of losses totaling nearly $500 million sparks questions about its ability to turn a cultural phenomenon into a sustainable business.

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November 5, 2013

Airlines must make concessions to merge

American Airlines and US Airways could try to reach a deal and avoid a Nov. 25 trial on the lawsuit