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Tuesday, March 1, 2005

News in brief

Hollywood's two major actors' unions have ratified a new contract that gives them a 9 percent raise over 3 years, but no additional cut of DVD sales.

Also getting raises of 3 percent a year are track workers for Canadian National Railway; they've ratified a new four-year pact.

Baxter HealthCare Corp. and the American Red Cross have ended their long-term contractual relationship, under which Baxter provided plasma products.

An angry Internet entrepreneur is suing the Federal Trade Commission . . . for false advertising.

A former employee of celebrity publicist Lizzie Grubman is seeking $6 million in a breach of contract suit; she claims she was promised a part interest in the PR firm and a job on a "reality TV show."

Rocker Ted Nugent's suit against the city of Muskegon has survived yet another attack, as a Michigan judge refuses to throw it out for violating discovery rules.

A Pennsylvania businessman who failed to repay an investor in a failed restaurant has escaped a theft charge, the court holding that a breach of contract is not a crime.

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