BRIEF-S&P 500 to add Tractor Supply; index to drop Life Technologies, which is being acquired
Jan 16 * S&P says Tractor Supply Co to replace Life Technologies Corp
in S&P 500 * S&P says change to be made after close of trading on January 23 * S&P says Life Technologies is being acquired by Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc
* S&P says Tractor Supply has a market capitalization that is more
representative of the large cap market space
Chinese court rules in favour of Apple in local design patent disputes
BEIJING, March 25 A Chinese court has ruled in favour of Apple in design patent disputes between the Cupertino, California company and a domestic phone-maker, overturning a ban on selling iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus phones in China, Xinhua news agency reported.