RIO DE JANEIRO, Dec. 6 - A Brazilian state judge suspended a plan to unify the bankruptcy protection petitions of tycoon Eike Batista's oil producer and shipbuilder, saying the joint petition could hurt the interests of a creditor that opposed the plan.
WASHINGTON, Dec 6 - The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to decide on a key software industry issue of which kinds of computer-related software are eligible for patent protection.
LONDON, Dec 6 - Four months after branding Anglo American's performance "unacceptably poor", Chief Executive Mark Cutifani is to tell investors on Thursday how he plans to improve the miner's operations and hit ambitious 2016 performance targets.
* J.C. Penney, Barnes & Noble shares fall on SEC inquiries
Dec 6 - Shares of Barnes & Noble Inc fell as much as 11 percent on Friday, a day after the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission told the bookseller it had begun an investigation into a restatement of earnings announced on July 29.
NUSA DUA, Indonesia - Ministers appeared close to sealing the world's biggest trade reform for two decades early on Saturday after India, the most vocal holdout, endorsed a draft text presented by the head of the World Trade Organization.