Best of 2012: When Patent Fights Turn Really Ugly

Dec. 27 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg's Rachel Crane considers the expensive Apple-Samsung patent dispute, and takes a look at three other contentious patent battles that proved incredibly costly. (Source: Bloomberg)
European Earnings 'Looking Pretty Good': Macklow-Smith
16:39 - European companies' profit margins are improving as a result of the weakening euro over the past 12 months, combined with declines in oil and commodity prices, low interest rates and reforms initiated by companies over the past five years, according to Stephen Macklow-Smith, head of European equity strategy as JPMorgan Asset Management. He described the earnings season as "looking pretty good" in an interview with Manus Cranny on Bloomberg's "The Pulse." (Source: Bloomberg)
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