WASHINGTON, June 19- A day after the American Medical Association classified obesity as a disease, U.S. lawmakers introduced bipartisan bills in the Senate and House of Representatives that would require Medicare to cover more obesity treatment costs.
DOVER, Del.-- The state House on Tuesday approved a Senate bill outlawing discrimination against transgender people in Delaware.
WASHINGTON-- The nation's teacher-training programs do not adequately prepare would-be educators for the classroom, even as they produce almost triple the number of graduates needed, according to a survey of more than 1,000 programs released Tuesday.
TIME TO SPLIT: Google settled a class-action lawsuit that prevented the Internet search company from following through on a stock split announced 14 months ago.
AUDUBON, Pa.-- Spinal implant manufacturer Globus Medical may have to pay $16 million after a jury decided that three of its products infringed on the patents held by DePuy Synthes Products LLC, a unit of Johnson& Johnson Inc.. Globus said that the jury in the U.S. District Court in Delaware made its decision Monday.
*Google settles on eve of scheduled trial. June 17- Google Inc has settled a shareholder class action lawsuit that clears the way for the company to issue a new class of nonvoting stock, giving the company a currency for acquisitions that would not dilute the founders' control.
June 17- Google Inc has settled a shareholder class action lawsuit that clears the way for the company to issue a new class of nonvoting stock, giving the company a currency for acquisitions that would not dilute the founders' control. Google has had two classes of stock since it went public.
Orchard Supply Hardware Stores has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, with rival retailer Lowe's Companies set to buy the majority of its assets for $205 million in cash.
*Lowe's to be "stalking horse" bidder. *Lowe's plans to have Orchard operate as a separate business. June 17- Orchard Supply Hardware Stores Corp has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, court documents showed on Monday, with rival retailer Lowe's Companies set to buy the majority of its assets for $205 million in cash.
June 14- Chesapeake Energy Corp shareholders on Friday rejected a proposal that would have made it easier to replace the entire board of directors of the natural gas driller in one step.
*Groupon jumps after Deutsche Bank raises rating. NEW YORK, June 14- Wall Street was little changed on Friday as investors were kept on their heels by uncertainty over how soon central banks will rein in the stimulus programs that have fueled an equity market rally this year.
Jack Markell says it's very unlikely that Delaware lawmakers will approve any new taxes and fees before they adjourn in two weeks. The administration circulated a list of new revenue options this week that included raising Delaware's gas tax by a nickel and hiking motor vehicle documentation, titling and registration fees.
The storm came and went in the Washington, D.C., area ahead of the evening rush hour, bringing winds and thunder that knocked trees onto houses, cut power to thousands of homes and traffic signals and led to the brief closure of a bridge that connects to the beaches on Maryland's Eastern shore.
Britain's own tax havens are world leaders. Britain's list of exotic Overseas Territories reads like an accountant's dream menu for a cash-rich Russian oligarch with something to hide, while British lawyers lead the field as gatekeepers for elaborate global mazes of offshore trusts.
DOVER, Del.-- With only two weeks left in this year's legislative session, Gov. Jack Markell and Delaware lawmakers are mulling proposals for tens of millions of dollars in new taxes and fees. The revenue measures being considered include raising Delaware's gas tax by a nickel and hiking motor vehicle documentation, titling and registration fees.
A new coalition slated to be announced on Thursday by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon will analyze patterns behind the thefts and work with Apple Inc and other smartphone makers to create "kill" switches that would render devices inoperable if they are stolen.
HELENA, Mont.-- The attorneys general from three states without sales taxes sent letters to all 435 U.S. House representatives Wednesday urging them to oppose an Internet tax bill, saying the measure is unconstitutional and could prompt a legal challenge if it passes.
The Washington, D.C., area braced for the storms, and the National Weather Service issued severe thunderstorm watches and warnings for much of the region. In Maryland and Delaware, officials reported trees down, roads closed, and tens of thousands of power outages after a line of heavy thunderstorms moved through.
WILMINGTON, Del.-- A Chinese national who pleaded guilty to taking part in a $100 million international software piracy plot has been sentenced to 12 years in prison. Thirty-six-year-old Xiang Li of Chengdu, China, was sentenced Tuesday in federal court in Wilmington.
June 11- Two affiliates of failed U.S. electric-car maker Coda Automotive filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Tuesday, according to court documents, in another sign of the challenges facing the "green" car industry.