Feb 11 The following are the top stories in the
Wall Street Journal. Reuters has not verified these stories and
does not vouch for their accuracy.
* In his second inaugural address, U.S. President Barack
Obama laid out a roster of social policies that cheered his base
and infuriated Republicans. In Tuesday's State of the Union, the
president is expected to do the same as he pushes to complete
the unfulfilled pieces of his economic vision.
* U.S. regulators would likely clear US Airways Group Inc's
proposed merger with American Airlines, despite
particularly active antitrust enforcement over the last year.
* Apple Inc is experimenting with designs for a
watch-like device that would perform some functions of a
smartphone, according to people briefed on the effort. The
company has discussed such a device with its major manufacturing
partner Hon Hai Precision Industry Co, one of these
people said, as part of explorations of potentially large
product categories beyond the smartphone and tablet.
* The newspaper union that battled Tribune Co
over a $67 million executive bonus proposal for 2009 has asked
the court to order the publisher to cover its professional fees,
a sum of $358,000.
* Constellation Brands Inc asked a U.S. federal
judge to include the company in legal proceedings on the Justice
Department's challenge to the proposed merger between beer
makers Anheuser-Busch InBev and Mexico's Grupo Modelo
* The 55th Grammy Awards Sunday night presented a mixture of
newcomers and veterans, as the organization that presents the
show sought to stay relevant to young viewers while honoring
music that voters consider enduring.