The 21st century is still young, but it may already have its era-defining patent fight.
The contestants are the University of California and the Broad Institute, a Harvard- and MIT-affiliated research foundation endowed by Los Angeles billionaire Eli Broad.Read more
This is the week that our national fascination with pro football reaches its annual climax.Read more
Members of the House Oversight Committee were probably giving each other high-fives Thursday for making Martin Shkreli look like a smug jerk under their questioning about the high drug prices at his former company, Turing Pharmaceuticals.
You know what? He was a smug jerk, smirking through his appearance before the committee as he repeatedly pleaded the 5th Amendment.Read more
For all its faults, the National Football League does some things very well. Most of them are associated with marketing, at which it's brilliant. And perhaps its most brilliant marketing stunt is to convince people that they should watch the Super Bowl telecast for the commercials.
Think of the genius of this idea. It draws in viewers who have no interest in football.Read more
UnitedHealth Group is the nation's biggest private health insurer, so when its executives started whining last year about how it was losing millions on Affordable Care Act exchange plans and threatened to leave the ACA market as early as 2017, people took notice.
Even Obamacare devotees wondered whether United's experience signaled deeper problems with the ACA exchanges generally.Read more
Every so often, nature brings together two prospective partners who truly deserve each other. Such a match made in heaven is the alliance of Las Vegas billionaire Sheldon Adelson and the National Football League.
No deal has yet been done, but Adelson reportedly met last week with Mark Davis, owner of the NFL Oakland Raiders, who are hankering to leave their hometown.Read more