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The Supreme Court’s ruling on gay marriage isn’t just an emotional victory for same-sex spouses. It’s a practical one that will usher in a sea change and prompt lawsuits.
The Supreme Court said legally married same-sex couples should get the same federal benefits as heterosexual couples. A separate ruling cleared the way for legal same-sex marriage in California.
The spike in bond yields in reaction to the Fed's taper talk has been "outsized" versus the central bank's intentions, Minneapolis Fed President Narayana Kocherlakota tells CNBC.
Young adults make up a disproportionate share of the nation's 50 million uninsured. Getting them to sign up for insurance coverage will be a major focus of the government this fall during the roll-out of Obamacare.
A bipartisan group of U.S. senators on Tuesday introduced a bill to abolish Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and replace them with a government reinsurer of mortgage securities.
President Obama announces a wide-ranging plan to tackle pollution and prepare communities for global warming.
The Supreme Court says a key provision of the landmark Voting Rights Act cannot be enforced until Congress comes up with a new way of determining which states and localities require close federal monitoring of elections.
Russia's assertion that NSA leaker Edward Snowden was never in that country is evocative of Cold War-type behavior, Sen. John McCain tells CNBC.
President Barack Obama will direct his administration on Tuesday to begin addressing the issue of climate change with executive branch actions, sidestepping Congress.
The Bitcoin Foundation has been sent a "cease and desist" letter from California's financial regulator for allegedly engaging in money transmission without a license.
The White House issued a blistering criticism of China over its decision to let Snowden leave Hong Kong, as his whereabouts remained uncertain. The Financial Times reports.
The IRS has scrapped controversial screening lists it used to scrutinize conservative and Tea Party groups seeking tax-exempt status.
Rep. Eric Cantor entertained the possibility of raising the debt ceiling, an idea that's out of the question for some of his fiscally conservative colleagues in Congress.
The Supreme Court ruled that makers of generic drugs already approved by the FDA cannot be held liable under state law for claims of design defects.
Russia defied White House pressure to expel Edward Snowden to the United States before he flees Moscow on the next stop of his globe-crossing escape from U.S. prosecution.
Companies are testing medical plans that limit what they will pay for certain procedures, encouraging employees to choose less expensive hospitals.
U.S. banks have given a proposal to regulators on how to pay for restructuring in the event of a future crisis, the Wall Street Journal reported.
Edward Snowden was seeking asylum in Ecuador on Sunday after Hong Kong allowed his departure for Russia in a slap to Washington's efforts to extradite him on espionage charges.
The House speaker urged the president to push Democrats to back a move to switch student loan interest rates to a market-based system before they double.
Experts say a novel legal argument in a murder case could encourage other lawyers to fight for access to the newly disclosed NSA surveillance database. NBCNews.com reports.