Breaking News Headlines: Wal-Mart, Google, Others Back U.S. Bill to Fight 'patent Trolls'

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Dozens of major U.S. companies, including Morgan Stanley, Google, Wal-Mart and Dell, on Tuesday urged lawmakers to pass bills that they said would protect new products against "extortive demands" on patents. Tom Cruise and his 19-year-old son Connor hit the water in San Francisco to experience a little high-speed sailing with Emirates Team New Zealand?s crew as they prepared for the upcoming America?s Cup race. The father and son were more than just passengers on the huge catamaran ? they worked the sails and took turns at the helm. President Barack Obama's bid to slash corporate taxes on its face might seem to be a concession to win Republican and business support, but it landed with a thud among those groups and has little chance of becoming law.

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