March 04, 2005
News in brief
Singer/actress Cher and members of her ex-husband Sonny Bono’s family are suing Chappell/Warner Music for breach of contract, claiming that they haven’t been paid some $250,000 in royalties.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison is set to renew a contract with Adidas for a new six-year term, under which the Badgers will get as much as $400,000 in cash and $950,000 in goods a year.
Physicians in Italy are staging a one-day walkout—the fourth work stoppage in little over a year—to protest their continuing lack of a contract with the government.
Japan’s Midrex Technologies lands a $267 million contract to build an iron-ore plant in Qatar.
Facing an 18-fold increase in plastic surgery, Germany is pondering advertising restrictions on surgeons to prevent the common "before" and "after" ads.
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