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Justices make it easier for companies to defend patent cases
From Associated Press
May 22, 2017 10:12 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is making it easier for companies to defend themselves against patent infringement lawsuits.

BRUSSELS (AP) — Greece is seeking Monday to persuade its creditors in Europe that it has done enough to get another chunk of bailout loans and a firm commitment on alleviating Athens' hefty debt burden.

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on European Union finance ministers' meeting on Greek debt (all times local): 4:20 p.m. The eurozone's top official says a decision on whether Greece has done enough to get its hands on the next batch of rescue money that it's due from its bailout program could emerge later Monday.

NEW YORK (AP) — Arconic says activist investor Elliott Management will be allowed to nominate members to the precision metal parts maker's board and have a say in naming the next CEO.

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are broadly higher Monday morning as the market bounces back from a turbulent week. Defense contractors are making some of the largest gains and materials makers, technology and consumer-focused companies are all rising.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will unveil a proposed budget this week that would drive millions of people off food stamps and cut Medicaid, targeting the social safety-net programs for the poor in a new wave of spending cuts.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is rejecting challenges by IBM, Goodyear and other businesses seeking more than $1 billion in tax refunds from Michigan.

PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech government has approved a plan to build a rail network for high-speed trains. Transport Minister Dan Tok says the network will be designed for trains traveling at a speed of over 300 kph (185 mph) like in some other European countries, such as France.

BRUSSELS (AP) — The 27 European Union nations handling Britain's exit from the bloc set a tough negotiating mandate for the talks, the EU's chief negotiator said Monday, stressing that the discussions would be tension-filled.

DETROIT (AP) — Ford is replacing CEO Mark Fields as it struggles to keep its traditional auto-manufacturing business running smoothly while remaking itself as a nimble, high-tech provider of new mobility services.

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The European Union urged member states Monday to take advantage of the bloc's recovering economy to strengthen their public finances and push through reforms that tackle social inequality.

GENEVA (AP) — Swiss specialty chemicals maker Clariant and The Woodlands, Texas-based Huntsman Corp. are merging to create a company with a market value of $13.8 billion.

PARIS (AP) — French far-right leader Marine Le Pen says she would find it natural if the National Front's No. 2 official leaves the party if it drops one of the top issues she defended during her unsuccessful run for the presidency: giving up the euro currency.

TOKYO (AP) — Global shares were mixed on Monday, with Asian markets cheered by the latest rally on Wall Street and relative quiet in U.S.

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization routinely spends about $200 million a year on travel — far more than what it doles out to fight some of the biggest problems in public health including AIDS, tuberculosis or malaria, according to internal documents obtained by The Associated Press.

REYNOSA, Mexico (AP) — Waving arms and brandishing a long electric prod, the ranch hands and truck drivers herd about 400 leggy calves onto trucks as the sun crests on the outskirts of this border city.

HONG KONG (AP) — Cathay Pacific Airways said Monday it's laying off nearly 600 staff at its headquarters in its biggest round of firings in two decades as it faces rising competition from rival carriers and tough business conditions.

TOKYO (AP) — Asian stocks rose Monday, cheered by the latest rally on Wall Street and relative quiet in U.S. politics as President Donald Trump began his first official trip overseas as president.

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's official news agency says the FBI has detained a Turkish man who attempted to sit in first class on a Los Angeles-Honolulu flight.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Alien: Covenant" edged out "Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2" in a weekend space battle at the box office. Ridley Scott's latest "Alien" exploit opened with $36 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday.

CINCINNATI (AP) — The company that makes Nathan's and Curtis hot dogs is recalling more than 200,000 pounds (90,700 kilograms) of the products after getting complaints of metal found in the packages.

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Pacific Rim trade ministers meeting in Vietnam committed Sunday to move ahead with the Trans Pacific Partnership trade pact after the United States pulled out.

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand has never had a space program but could soon be launching commercial rockets more often than the United States.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A co-founder of Twitter says he's sorry if the popular social media platform helped put Donald Trump in the White House, as the president has suggested.