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Wednesday, May 11, 2005

News in brief

Apple Computer has settled a lawsuit brought by rapper Eminem's recording company afterApple used one of its songs on an iPod commercial.

Two British soccer clubs are going to court to block the UniBond League Premier Division Playoffs.

The city of Hercules (Calif.) is being sued by a developer for breach of contract in the wake of a busted hotel deal.

The Nine Network has agreed to extend its broadcast contract with Cricket Australia through 2013; terms were not disclosed but it's described as a "significantly increased contract" with the popular sport.

France's EADS and America's Raytheon will team up to bid on a new contract for U.S. Army transport aircraft.

Warner Brothers Music, in a potential contract dispute with its biggest act, saw its IPO go forward yesterday at $17 a share, well below the $22-$24 pre-offering estimates.

A British company has lost its railway maintenance contract after various defalcations, including forgetting to attach the rails to the railroad ties.

The owner of the Philadelphia Eagles says he's not even thinking about restructuring the contract of holdout wide receiver Terrell Owens.

A federal bankruptcy judge has approved United Airlines's plan to terminate its employee pension plans.

The Australian Football League's Geelong Cats have 20 players whose contracts will expire this year, and many of them will have to agree to below-market contracts if the team is to be kept together.

Hockey legend Wayne Gretzky, the managing partner of the NHL's Phoenix Coyotes, is in talks to become its new head coach as well.

Some interesting negotiations are ahead for the Bay Area Rapid Transit District, where management wants give-backs, unions want wage increases, the system is losing money, taxes are already high, and residents are squealing about a 15-cent fare hike.

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