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  • NEW YORK, April 15- Apple Inc on Tuesday lost an attempt to dismiss lawsuits by state attorneys general accusing it of conspiring with five major publishers to fix e-book prices. Following a non-jury trial, Cote in July found that Apple from 2009 to 2010 conspired with the publishers to raise e-book prices and impede competitors such as Amazon.com Inc..

  • BOSTON, April 15- Massachusetts' top securities regulator on Tuesday charged a company that marketed online telephone services with running a $1 billion pyramid scheme that targeted minorities, including Brazilian-Americans.

  • Tech firms: It doesn't matter if Jobs was a bully Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 3:52 PM ET

    Four major tech companies said witnesses should not be allowed to offer evidence that Steve Jobs was a "bully" during an upcoming hiring trial.

  • Four months later, Age Group and PetSmart struck a deal under which PetSmart would buy Stewart-branded pet products from Age Group. Martha Stewart Living disparaged Age Group to PetSmart and withheld approval of pet products to try to get PetSmart to contract directly with Martha Stewart Living, according to the complaint.

  • April 15- New York state's top financial regulator has ordered Credit Suisse to turn in the employment records of its former New York head as part of a widening investigation into potential tax evasion involving the Swiss bank, a source close to the matter told Reuters.

  • Census changes to mask true Obamacare effect Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 3:38 PM ET
    Felue Chang who is newly insured through the Affordable Care Act receives a checkup from Dr. Peria Del Pino-White at the South Broward Community Health Services clinic on April 15, 2014 in Hollywood, Florida.

    The effects of Obamacare will be difficult to measure as the Census Bureau is changing its annual survey. NYT reports.

  • NY subpoenas Credit Suisse in tax probe: Source Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 2:36 PM ET

    The subpoena sought e-mails, personnel files, travel records, expenses and other materials of employees of Credit Suisse's New York office.

  • US court backs limits on hazardous air pollutants Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 12:46 PM ET
    A plume of exhaust extends from a coal-fired power plant

    A U.S. appeals court upheld a regulation on hazardous air pollution coming from coal-fired plants. This is a victory for the Obama administration.

  • *New rule takes effect in 2019. LONDON, April 15- Global regulators have eased a new rule limiting how much business a bank can undertake with a single customer, as they try to minimise the risk of fallout from a counterparty going bust without imposing excessive burdens on financial firms.

  • Attorney General Eric Holder urged Congress on Tuesday to approve a $15 million funding request to better equip law enforcement and first responders to handle active shooters.

  • The lawsuit, filed on Monday afternoon, sought civil damages, a public apology and data from water quality testing in the past year from Lanzhou Veolia Water Co., a local unit of French firm Veolia Environment, according to the Modern Jinbao newspaper, citing Wu Tianying, one of the Lanzhou residents who filed the suit.

  • Chinese court dismisses water pollution lawsuit Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 11:30 PM ET

    BEIJING, April 15- A Chinese court has rejected a lawsuit filed by five residents from a major northwestern city after authorities said a cancer-inducing chemical had been found in tapwater at 20 times above national safety levels, state media reported on Tuesday.

  • BEIJING, April 15- Smog-hit China is set to pass a new law that would give Beijing more powers to shut polluting factories and punish officials, and even place protected regions off-limits to industrial development, scholars with knowledge of the situation said.

  • April 14- Mark Karpeles, the founder 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.

  • BEIJING, April 15- Smog-hit China is set to pass a new law that would give Beijing more powers to shut polluting factories and punish officials, and even place protected regions off-limits to industrial development, scholars with knowledge of the situation said.

  • April 14- Merck& Co said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved its grass pollen allergy drug Grastek, becoming the second such immunotherapy treatment to be given the go-ahead in recent weeks.

  • Bitcoin promoter indicted for money laundering Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 6:21 PM ET

    Prominent bitcoin entrepreneur Charlie Shrem has been indicted by a federal grand jury in New York.

  • Ex-CFTC regulator Chilton joins DLA Piper law firm Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 6:00 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, April 14- Bart Chilton, an outspoken former regulator who spent more than six years as a member of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, will join the law firm DLA Piper, the company said on Monday.

  • WASHINGTON, April 14- Generic drug manufacturers on Monday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to allow a lower court ruling favoring them to take effect while the high court considers an appeal in a patent fight over Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd's top-selling multiple sclerosis drug, Copaxone.

  • WASHINGTON, April 14- A U.S. appeals court on Monday struck down parts of a regulation that forces public companies to disclose if their products contain "conflict minerals" from a war-torn part of Africa, saying it violates free speech rights.

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