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  • Oct 9- A year of increasingly vocal support for easing a decades-old ban on U.S. crude exports has failed to convince American voters that doing so would be a good idea, according to a new Reuters-IPSOS poll that highlights the political perils of opening the door to shale oil sales abroad. Only a handful of politicians, most prominently Republican Senator Lisa...

  • Geithner grilled in court over AIG bailout Wednesday, 8 Oct 2014 | 12:02 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Timothy Geithner, a key player in the U.S. government's 2008 bailout of American International Group Inc., is due back in court Wednesday in a trial of a lawsuit filed by the insurance giant's former CEO over the handling of the rescue. The $85 billion loan package for AIG, which was teetering toward bankruptcy in September 2008, gave the government...

  • Geithner affirms in court need for AIG bailout Tuesday, 7 Oct 2014 | 8:14 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Timothy Geithner, a key player in the U.S. government's 2008 bailout of American International Group Inc., on Tuesday affirmed in court his belief that the insurer's rescue was needed to avert disaster for the financial system. The $85 billion loan package for AIG, which was teetering toward bankruptcy in September 2008, gave the government control...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 29- One of the more unusual trials to come out of the 2008 financial crisis is set to begin on Monday, when a federal judge will consider whether the U.S. government's rescue of American International Group Inc was, in fact, legal.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 29- One of the more unusual trials to come out of the 2008 financial crisis is set to begin on Monday, when a federal judge will consider whether the U.S. government's rescue of American International Group Inc was, in fact, legal.

  • Al Jazeera countersues Al Gore over $65 million Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 4:50 PM ET

    Sept 19- Broadcaster Al Jazeera has gone to court to fight former U.S. vice president Al Gore over $65 million in an escrow account that each claims as part of the sale last year of Current TV to the Qatar- based media company.

  • Aug 20- TV broadcaster Al Jazeera rejected allegations of fraud and breach of contract leveled by Al Gore and Joel Hyatt over their sale of Current TV to the Middle East- based company in 2013..

  • Al Jazeera rejects allegations over Current TV deal Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 6:04 PM ET
    Former Vice President Al Gore addresses Climate Reality Leadership trainees, March 13, 2014, in Johannesburg, South Africa.

    Al Jazeera on Tuesday rejected allegations from Al Gore and Joel Hyatt, saying they were false and potentially misleading.

  • Aug 15- Current TV founders Al Gore and Joel Hyatt filed a lawsuit on Friday against Al Jazeera, claiming the Qatar- based broadcaster owes them millions of dollars after it bought Current TV. The lawsuit filed in Delaware Court of Chancery is under seal.

  • NEW YORK, July 23- A federal judge on Wednesday said banks faced an uphill battle in convincing her to dismiss a U.S. regulator's claims that they misled Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac into buying mortgage-backed securities that later went sour.

  • Australian Senate delays carbon tax repeal Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 11:06 PM ET

    SYDNEY, July 10- The Australian Senate rejected legislation to repeal the country's carbon tax on Thursday because it did not guarantee savings would be passed onto consumers, but amended legislation could still pass as early as next week.

  • *Palmer United Party to hold balance of power in new Senate. SYDNEY, June 25- Key Australian lawmaker Clive Palmer said on Wednesday he would support a government plan to scrap a controversial carbon tax, while seeking to impose a range of conditions, including Australian participation in a global emissions trading scheme.

  • BOSTON, June 17- Apple Inc, criticized in the past for greenhouse gas emissions, use of toxic materials and the hiring of underage workers, has improved its practices and earned better scores from groups such as Greenpeace. That's good news for environmentally-aware mutual funds that hold Apple for another big reason- it makes money.

  • Not all Apple shareholders want a huge buyback Friday, 31 Jan 2014 | 10:42 AM ET

    Carl Icahn has been pushing Apple to use its $150 billion war chest to buy back company shares. Not every shareholder agrees.

  • Contraception key in climate fight: Gore and Gates Friday, 24 Jan 2014 | 8:45 AM ET
    Former Vice President Al Gore listens during a session in Davos on Jan. 24, 2014.

    Stopping overpopulation is one way the dangers of climate change can be mitigated, according to two of the most prominent believers in global warming.

  • What happened to global warming?     Monday, 6 Jan 2014 | 7:08 PM ET

    Discussing the environmental crisis theory of global warming with, Sen. James Inhofe, (R-OK).

  • Gore Sued Over Current TV Sale to Al-Jazeera Thursday, 7 Mar 2013 | 7:34 AM ET

    A television consultant claims that former Vice President Al Gore and others at Current TV stole his idea to sell the struggling network to Al-Jazeera.

  • Why It's Good to be Al Gore     Friday, 18 Jan 2013 | 3:51 PM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells explains how the former vice president is reaping big benefits this year.

  • Al Jazeera's New US Channel Already in a Battle Thursday, 3 Jan 2013 | 8:16 PM ET
    A microphone with the logo of Qatar-based broadcaster Al Jazeera.

    Al Jazeera's announced plans to establish a new U.S. cable news channel via the purchase of Current TV isn't even 48 hours old and already it finds itself in a vicious battle to retain distribution rights.

  • Al-Jazeera Coming to America     Thursday, 3 Jan 2013 | 7:48 PM ET

    Al-Jazeera bought Al Gore's Current TV, and as soon as the deal was announced, Time Warner Cable pulled the plug on Current TV. Brent Bozell, Media Research Center founder & president, offers insight.