• Senator Ron Johnson filed a lawsuit on Monday challenging the way President Barack Obama's healthcare law is being applied to Congress, part of a larger Republican strategy to draw attention to what they see as critical flaws in Obama's signature domestic policy.

  • Supreme Court puts Utah same-sex marriage on hold Monday, 6 Jan 2014 | 12:38 PM ET
    The U.S. Supreme Court

    The Supreme Court order remains in effect while a federal appeals court considers the case.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 6- Republican Senator Ron Johnson planned to file a lawsuit on Monday challenging "special treatment" for members of the U.S. Congress in the application of President Barack Obama's healthcare law.

  • LONDON, Jan 6- The rising number of serious accidents involving oil tank cars over the past 12 months suggests that shippers are underestimating the safety risk of transporting crude by rail. If the industry and regulators do not resolve these issues promptly, it is only a matter of time before a major disaster occurs in the United States.

  • Bank crackdown actually increasing risk: Dick Bove Monday, 6 Jan 2014 | 8:27 AM ET

    Government regulations aimed at reducing reducing risk at the nation's banks in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis are having the opposition effect, bank analyst Dick Bove tells CNBC.

  • Permira is banking on growing demand for easy and affordable access to legal documents and the legal advice to go with it, in a market estimated to be worth $90 billion in the United States including offline services.

  • BEIJING/ SHANGHAI, Jan 6- China's cabinet has published guidelines strengthening regulation of risky off-balance-sheet lending in a new effort to address growing financial risks from an explosion in debt.


  • WASHINGTON, Jan 5- The U.S. Congress begins what promises to be another highly combative year on Monday with a showdown over a White House- backed bid to renew unemployment benefits for 1.3 million Americans.

  • BlackBerry to Seacrest: We won't excuse your Typo Saturday, 4 Jan 2014 | 9:41 AM ET

    BlackBerry is filing suit against Typo Products to block the company from selling a keyboard identical to the smartphone maker's.

  • Jan 3- A U.S. federal appeals court has reinstated an antitrust case against Dean Foods Co alleging it conspired to restrict competition for bottled milk in the southeast United States. The case stems from the 2001 merger between Suiza Foods Corp, then the largest U.S. milk processor, and Dean Foods, the second largest.

  • Idaho to take over big, privately run state prison Friday, 3 Jan 2014 | 12:45 PM ET
    Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter

    Idaho's governor says the corrections department will take over operation of the largest privately run prison in the state.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 2- Deutsche Bank AG has settled a U.S. lawsuit in which shareholders accused it of misrepresenting its ability to handle risks associated with mortgage debt prior to the 2008 financial crisis. The settlement in principle was disclosed in a filing on Thursday by Deutsche Bank's lawyers in the U.S. District Court in Manhattan.

  • Jan 2- Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc said on Thursday it settled a lawsuit with retailer Macy's Inc over a home products deal with J.C. Penney Co Inc.. Martha Stewart did not disclose the terms of the settlement, but said the deal would not be material to the company.

  • Initial claims for state unemployment benefits slipped 2,000 to a seasonally adjusted 339,000, the Labor Department said on Thursday. So from that perspective, that's a welcome sign, "said Jacob Oubina, senior economist at RBC Capital Markets in New York. A Labor Department analyst said no states had been estimated.

  • Jan 2- Cell Therapeutics Inc said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration lifted a hold imposed in June last year on studies testing the company's blood cancer drug. Cell Therapeutics said it received the notification from the regulator on Dec. 26.

  • SEOUL, Jan 2- South Korean automaker Hyundai Motor Co and its affiliate Kia Motors Corp aim to boost global sales by 4 percent this year to a combined 7.86 million vehicles, the pair said in regulatory filings on Thursday.

  • Jan 1- Hospitals and medical practices across the United States braced for confusion and administrative hassles as new insurance plans under President Barack Obama's healthcare law took effect on Wednesday.

  • NEW YORK, Dec 31- A bitter battle between Apple Inc and a lawyer appointed to monitor its compliance with a court antitrust ruling escalated on Monday, as the U.S. government and the monitor both hit back at Apple.

  • 2014 laws: Bans on bulbs, tanning beds and more Tuesday, 31 Dec 2013 | 8:19 AM ET

    At the stroke of midnight, hundreds of new laws go into effect around the country. Here's a sampling. NBC News reports.

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