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  • AMR loses bid to terminate retiree benefits Friday, 18 Apr 2014 | 7:59 PM ET

    NEW YORK, April 18- A U.S. bankruptcy judge largely declined on Friday to rule that former American Airlines parent company AMR Corp had a unilateral right to terminate benefits for nearly 47,000 retirees.

  • April 14- Mark Karpeles, the chief executive of Mt. Gox lawyers cited a subpoena from the U.S. Department of Treasury's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, which has closely monitored virtual currencies like bitcoin. The court papers also said a Japanese court had been informed of the issue and that a hearing was scheduled on Tuesday in Japan.

  • WASHINGTON, April 18- U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts on Friday denied a request by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd to stay a lower-court ruling in a patent case that favored the developers of generic versions of Teva's top-selling multiple sclerosis drug.

  • Court declines to block drug ruling in patent case Friday, 18 Apr 2014 | 4:08 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts on Friday declined to temporarily block a lower court ruling that opens the world's best-selling multiple sclerosis drug to competition from generic rivals next month. Teva claims the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit wrongly overturned five of its patents for the drug.

  • Judge strikes down part of Minnesota energy law Friday, 18 Apr 2014 | 2:50 PM ET

    MINNEAPOLIS— A federal judge ruled Friday that part of a Minnesota law designed to promote the use of renewable energy is unconstitutional because it attempts to control business that takes place outside state borders— and she barred Minnesota officials from enforcing it.

  • University: Illinois pension law had costly typo Friday, 18 Apr 2014 | 2:46 PM ET

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill.— Illinois' public universities have worried for months that contentious state pension reforms will push many employees to retire early.

  • USDA orders farms to report pig virus infections Friday, 18 Apr 2014 | 11:38 AM ET

    Porcine epidemic diarrhea has killed millions of pigs in 27 states since showing up in the U.S. last May, with Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota and North Carolina being hit hardest. Previously, the USDA and the nation's pork industry tracked PED with voluntary reports from the labs.

  • WASHINGTON, April 17- A possible merger between Sprint Corp and T-Mobile US Inc could prompt U.S. regulators to rewrite rules they are now weighing for a 2015 auction of airwaves, according to sources familiar with the proposed regulations.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, April 17- A federal judge in California on Thursday rejected a request by patent consortium Rockstar to transfer patent litigation against Google Inc to Texas, according to a court ruling.

  • NEW YORK, April 17- Ford Motor Co and IBM Corp will again have to face a U.S. lawsuit claiming they encouraged race-based human rights abuses in apartheid-era South Africa, despite a series of recent court decisions limiting the right to pursue such cases.

  • Record labels sue Pandora over older songs Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 4:55 PM ET

    The labels, including divisions of Sony, Warner and Universal, argue that songs such as Aretha Franklin's "Respect" and the Beatles' "Hey Jude" are not covered by federal copyright law, but they have been protected in common law by states including New York.

  • Herbalife discloses investigation in Illinois Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 4:23 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Nutritional supplements and weight-loss products maker Herbalife is being investigated by the attorney general of Illinois. Herbalife says it will work with the attorney general's office, and that it is confident in the integrity of its business and its compliance with the law. Herbalife shares fell 17 cents to $55.10 on Thursday.

  • WASHINGTON, April 17- Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd on Thursday told the U.S. Supreme Court that it is willing to post up to a $500 million bond in return for a decision suspending a lower court ruling that would allow generic competitors to go on the market as soon as next month.

  • Teva willing to post $500 million bond in Copaxone case Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 3:18 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, April 17- Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd on Thursday told the U.S. Supreme Court that it is willing to post up to a $500 million bond in return for a decision suspending a lower court ruling that would allow generic competitors to go on the market as soon as next month.

  • The Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Justice said Lowe's had also agreed to implement a new compliance program at more than 1,700 stores nationwide.

  • Lowe's agrees to minimize lead dust, pay fine Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 1:34 PM ET

    As part of the deal announced by the Justice Department and Environmental Protection Agency, the North Carolina- based home improvement retailer also pledged to adopt a compliance program for dealing with lead paint during the renovation programs offered through its more than 1,700 stores.

  • WASHINGTON, April 17- A former 20- year veteran of BP plc who oversaw the company's cleanup efforts from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill will pay more than $224,000 to settle civil charges alleging he used non-public information about the disaster to commit insider-trading, U.S. regulators said on Thursday.

  • Judge denies 'park it now' bid for recalled GM cars Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 1:13 PM ET
    GM CEO Mary Barra appears before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Tuesday.

    A US judge rejected a bid to compel GM to tell customers to stop driving millions of cars that have been recalled for defective ignition switches.

  • BP crisis manager traded on oil spill info: SEC Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 12:41 PM ET

    A former BP employee will pay to settle allegations of insider-trading during the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, U.S. regulators said.

  • Taxi app Uber faces ban in Berlin Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 12:20 PM ET

    BERLIN— Ride-hailing app Uber could face a ban in the German capital after the head of the Berlin Taxi Association convinced a local court that the company's service breaks the law.

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