At The Motley Fool, we know our readers like to be informed. Here's a quick look at today's most relevant financial news, boiled down to what you need to know. In today's video, we cover the following:

  • U.S. contractors including Boeing (NYSE: BA) may be required to have disabled workers comprise a minimum of 7% of their work force, as part of a new plan from the Labor Department.
  • Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) headed to appeals court today in China to fight for the right to its iPad trademark in the country.
  • Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) will unveil a test version of its upcoming Windows 8 operating system. In addition to running on Intel-based chips, the new software will boast a second version that works on ARM Holdings (Nasdaq: ARMH) microprocessors for smartphones and tablet devices.

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