Fresh & Easy isn't closing S.F. stores [...] there are "even more exciting things to come." The note didn't say whether that might include another chain - like Walmart - taking over the stores, though it did say parent company Tesco is "looking at all options to find the best outcome for the neighborhood market." PATENTSCourt denies Apple appealApple failed to persuade a U.S. appeals court to review its decision that lets Samsung Electronics continue selling the Galaxy Nexus smartphone while a patent-infringement case is pending. An October decision, which said Apple needed to show that the patented search feature was a key reason consumers bought the Samsung smartphone, will stand, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit said in an order posted on its electronic docket Thursday. SECURITIESNetflix CEO to keep postingNetflix Chief Executive Officer Reed Hastings says he will keep posting on Facebook as the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission weighs whether to file a lawsuit over a disclosure he made on the social network.