Ready, go: The Democratic and Republican national conventions are in the books now, after President Barack Obama on Thursday night delivered his acceptance speech. “The truth is, it will take more than a few years for us to solve challenges that have built up over decades,” Obama said.
Siding with Pharma: The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit sided with a pharmaceutical company in a securities suit over the methodology in the presentation of clinical test results. The Recorder reports neither the appeals court nor the U.S. Supreme Court had previously addressed the issue. "The decision in In re Rigel Pharmaceutical Securities Litigation appeared to create a strong level of protection for pharmaceutical companies against claims that they didn't present results of clinical trials in the fairest possible light," the report said.
Play Ball: “Guess they didn’t lose the jerseys in the liquidation,” one opposing player remarked. The New York Times has a piece today about the bankrupt firm Dewey & LeBoeuf's softball team. Dewey collapsed earlier this year. Chadbourne & Parke agreed on Thursday to take over a portion of the space Dewey previously occupied in Manhattan, The AmLaw Daily reports.
Blacklisted: The Obama administration is moving forward with its plan to designate the Haqqani network a foreign terrorist organization, The New York Times reports. The designation, State Department and military officials said, would strike at the ability of the group to raise funds.
Listen up: Apple Inc. is discussing opportunities to expand its online music services through a custom-radio service similar to Pandora Media Inc., The Wall Street Journal reports. Apple's dominance in the online music arena "could make it a much more serious threat to Pandora than any of its current would-be rivals."
No Charges: From The Washington Post today: "A D.C. police officer will not be prosecuted for allegedly telling colleagues that he wanted to shoot first lady Michelle Obama, although he could be disciplined for violating the police department’s code of conduct, authorities said Thursday."