Boston, MA, 02/24/2014 – As per a joint court filing, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Samsung (SSNGY) have reportedly failed to reach agreement over their IP dispute. Apple’s Tim Cook and Samsung’s Co-CEO J.K. Shin attended the “full-day negotiation session” in order to amicably settle their IP patent dispute, however, both the companies did not succeed in the talks. The two companies are involved in a second high-profile patent breach dispute, where Samsung is alleged to have breached the Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s IP in its most recent release Galaxy S III smartphone. Even as the mediation talks fail, the two giants maintain to be open to further talks ahead of the trials.
PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE:PHM) declared Friday that it will redeem full of its outstanding 5.200% notes, which are due to mature in February 15, 2015. The redemption date has been fixed as March 26, 2014 and the payouts will be funded through PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE:PHM)’s current available cash balances. Currently, the total principal amount of Redeemed Notes outstanding is $95.653 million. The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company has been assigned with the responsibility of paying agent and the trustee
Wolfe Research has included Delta Air Lines, Inc. (NYSE:DAL) as well as other carriers like American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ:AAL) and Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE:ALK) among its top picks in the aviation sector. The research firm noted that the carriers are positioned better their competitors amid the cold winter season. Moreover, the research firm added that the first quarter numbers will stay impacted due to the sluggish growth and flight cancellations, but in a longer term, the carriers are set up for gains and recommends to buy on their dips. Other analysts too have put forward a similar view as according to them even as the U.S. airlines faced mass cancellations and were hit by the harsh weather but the industry as a whole is in much better health than in the past years.