Wal-Mart to enter voice-shopping market via Google platform

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT.N) is teaming up with Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google to enter the nascent voice-shopping market, currently dominated by Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O), adding another front to Wal-Mart’s battle with the online megastore. Google, which makes the Android software used to run most of the world’s smartphones, will offer hundreds of

Massive California verdict expands J&J’s talc battlefield

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A massive California verdict in a lawsuit alleging Johnson & Johnson’s (JNJ.N) talc-based products cause cancer has opened a new front in the litigation, upending the company’s hopes that the cases were only gaining traction in Missouri, legal experts said. The $417 million award by California jury to a California resident