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August 3, 2013 7:40 PM
Joan Rivers issued a statement after the Writers Guild of America East levelled charges against her for work on the non-union show Fashion Police. According to Variety Magazine, Rivers said, "This is such a bunch of bulls?t," The WGA East hasn?t released the charges, but the charges appear to be for violation of Working Rule 8, which prohibits working on a show not signed to a WGA agreement. Joe Kaeser, the new chief executive of German engineering group Siemens, told a newspaper he played no role in the ousting of his predecessor Peter Loescher. German daily Nuernberger Nachrichten quoted Kaeser as saying in an excerpt of an interview, "I worked very well with Mr. Loescher and was not involved in his replacement." After reviewing the United States International Trade Commission?s order to ban some patent violating older-model Apple iPhones and iPads, the Obama administration has vetoed a product ban that would have forced Apple to stop selling them. Kristin Huguet, an Apple spokeswoman said ?We applaud the administration for standing up for innovation in this landmark case.? Samsung owns the patents in question.