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White House Overturns Trade Ruling Involving Apple

LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST:

NPR's business news starts with a win for Apple.

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WERTHEIMER: Over the weekend, the Obama administration vetoed a ban on imports of older iPad and iPhone models. This kind of White House veto hasn't happened since 1987. The decision by the U.S. trade representative reverses a ruling by the International Trade Commission.

In June, the ITC ordered a stop on certain imports of Apple products, saying the company infringed a patent of Samsung. The White House said it overturned the ITC ruling because of its effect on competitive conditions in U.S. economy. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.