JPMorgan Chase has conceded it will take responsibility for the past misdeeds of Washington Mutual, according to people familiar with the matter.» Read More
At issue in the case were the estate taxes a New York lesbian widow owed upon her wife Thea Spyer's death in 2009. Because they were gay, surviving spouse Edith Windsor missed out on a lucrative tax break- the exemption from the federal estate tax on wealth passed from one spouse to another.
*Justices pave way for same-sex marriage in California. WASHINGTON, June 26- The U.S. Supreme Court delivered a landmark victory for gay rights on Wednesday by forcing the federal government to recognize same-sex marriages in states where it is legal and paving the way for it in California, the most populous state.
BRUSSELS, June 19- European Union lawmakers want to forbid the United States from accessing European citizens' data without the approval of a judge or equivalent authority, a response to the revelations about the Prism spy programme.
Three of the largest Internet companies called on the U.S. government to provide greater transparency on national security requests on Tuesday.
CNBC's Eamon Javers reports Google has asked for permission to publish the number of government national security requests.
Discussing what's next for IRS official Lois Lerner, and whether it's time for an IRS special counsel, with Tom Curran, Peckar & Abramson and John Eastman, Chapman University.
Jared Bernstein, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities; Tony Fratto, Hamilton Place Strategies; and Lawrence Bossidy, former Honeywell Chmn. & CEO, discuss the political fallout in the aftermath of the tax agency targeting conservative groups.
Take a listen to this heated exchange between House member Rep. Darrell Issa, (R-CA) and Attorney General Eric Holder today, as reported by CNBC's Eamon Javers. (2:14)
Hon. John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) and chairman on the House Committee on the Judiciary, questions Attorney General Eric Holder about the DOJ's civil rights division.
Attorney General Eric Holder is ordering an investigation to see if there were criminal violations in the IRS scrutiny of conservative political groups, reports CNBC's John Harwood.
Holder told Congress that a serious national security leak required the gathering of AP telephone records as he stood by a probe in which he insisted he had no involvement.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said on Tuesday he had ordered the FBI to open a criminal probe in a growing scandal over the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative political groups.
CNBC's Eamon Javers offers insight on U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder's comments on the reported targeting by the IRS, and the AP scandal.
CNBC's Eamon Javers offers insight on what Attorney General Eric Holder said about the AP scandal, as well as the targeting by the IRS on conservative groups.
Attorney General Eric Holder remarks on the AP scandal, as well as the targeting by the IRS on conservative groups.
The U.S. government's civil fraud lawsuit against S&P relies heavily on emails in which employees voiced doubts about the integrity of the agency's ratings. But S&P may still come out on top.
HOUSTON-- Two Texas pilots who were released after being arrested in Panama on suspicion of money laundering arrived home Wednesday in Houston. American Jet International pilots Carl Moody and Kenneth Chonoski were greeted at George Bush Intercontinental Airport by a crowd of family, friends and co-workers that included company CEO Roger Woolsey and U.S.
HOUSTON-- Two Texas pilots who were arrested in Panama on suspicion of money laundering headed home for good Wednesday after authorities decided there is no case against them, their employer said. Carl Moody and Kenneth Chonoski were arrested after landing in Panama in May last year.
In areas such as mortgages, voter identification and immigration enforcement, the presidential candidates differ over how to use laws that guarantee equality and how far the Justice Department's civil rights division, which exerts strong influence on issues of race and ethnicity, should go to ensure all Americans are treated fairly.
BOSTON-- Two members of Congress have asked the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate whether a specialty pharmacy linked to a nationwide meningitis outbreak violated any federal laws or regulations. FDA spokesman Steven Immergut said the investigators were there as part of a broad investigation by several state and federal agencies into the outbreak.