David Fickling is a Bloomberg Gadfly columnist covering commodities, as well as industrial and consumer companies. He has been a reporter for Bloomberg News, Dow Jones, the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times and the Guardian.
Jawbone has failed in a legal bid to block rival Fitbit from operating in the United States, after a US International Trade Commission judge ruled that Fitbit had not stolen trade secrets from the manufacturer.
The FBI is investigating whether Russian hackers have carried out a series of cyber attacks on the New York Times, officials have told US media.
A worker helps install new solar panels at a First Solar plant outside Cholame, Calif. Apple will purchase the electricity generated by the plant to power its stores in California.
The nation's first "soda tax" on sugar-sweetened beverages, which went into effect in Berkeley, Calif., last year, appears to be working.