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  • LITTLE ROCK, Ark., April 2- Indiana and Arkansas revised on Thursday new religious freedom acts that had drawn criticism from rights groups and U.S. companies that assailed them as discriminatory against gays. Indiana Governor Mike Pence, also a Republican, signed a revised religious freedom law that amended one he signed last week. As pressure built against...

  • Indiana governor signs fix to religion bill Thursday, 2 Apr 2015 | 6:30 PM ET
    Indiana House Speaker Brian Bosma speaks at the State Capitol April, 2, 2015 in Indianapolis.

    Businesses and groups have been reacting to a legislative fix to Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act on Thursday.

  • INDIANA REPUBLICAN GOVERNOR MIKE PENCE SIGNS' FIX' TO RELIGION BILL CRITICS SAID TARGETED GAYS.

  • LITTLE ROCK, Ark., April 2- Lawmakers in the Republican-dominated statehouses of Indiana and Arkansas on Thursday easily approved fixes to religion acts that had met a nationwide storm of criticism because they were seen as allowing for discrimination against gays. After the passage into law last week of Indiana's act, the state was flooded with protests,...

  • NEW YORK, April 2- A group of 14 state attorneys general on Thursday asked the U.S. Congress to investigate the herbal supplements industry after a New York probe of the products turned up ingredients that were not listed on labels and raised safety concerns. The group, led by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and Illinois Attorney General Greg Zoeller,...

  • (Adds background on Wal-Mart's evolving stance, adds comments. CHICAGO, April 2 (Reuters)- The chief executive of Wal-Mart Stores Inc has emerged as an unlikely voice for gay rights after the Arkansas governor heeded his call on Wednesday to reject a much-criticized bill. That was seen as a major factor behind the governor's decision on Wednesday to ask lawmakers...

  • April 2- Indiana and Arkansas lawmakers on Thursday crafted remedies to religion acts after the measures, which had passed easily in the Republican-controlled statehouses, ran into strong national criticism that they allowed discrimination against gays. In Indiana, lawmakers flanked by gay-rights activists unveiled changes to protect civil liberties...

  • Indiana lawmakers amend RFRA   Thursday, 2 Apr 2015 | 11:01 AM ET
    Indiana lawmakers amend RFRA

    CNBC's Mary Thompson reports how the nation's business leaders are reacting to Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act amendment. Henry Blodget, Business Insider, weighs in.

  • Indiana's Senate Bill No. 50   Thursday, 2 Apr 2015 | 10:10 AM ET
    Indiana's Senate Bill No. 50

    State legislators in Indiana introduced legislation to fix the religious freedom law they passed last week, reports CNBC's Mary Thompson.

  • April 2- Lawmakers in Indiana and Arkansas plan remedies on Thursday to religion acts that were sent back to them this week following criticism from rights activists and businesses who said the measures allowed discrimination against gays. The Arkansas act was passed this week in the Republican-controlled statehouse and sent back Wednesday to lawmakers...

  • Indiana lawmakers seek to clarify RFRA   Thursday, 2 Apr 2015 | 9:11 AM ET
    Indiana lawmakers seek to clarify RFRA

    CNBC's Mary Thompson reports on modifications to the state's new bill and the criticism it sparked.

  • April 2- Lawmakers in Indiana and Arkansas plan on Thursday to remedy religion acts that were sent back to them this week following criticism from rights activists and businesses who said the measures allowed discrimination against gays. The Arkansas Senate took up the challenge late on Wednesday, sending legislation to the House of Representatives that...

  • Indiana religious law to be modified   Thursday, 2 Apr 2015 | 6:21 AM ET
    Indiana religious law to be modified

    NBC's Jay Gray reports lawmakers are expected to announce a deal to alter the state's controversial religious freedom law.

  • The EPA approved Enlist Duo on Oct. 15 with a series of restrictions aimed at addressing potential environmental and health hazards. At that time it said the herbicide could be used in six states- Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin. The regulatory agency added nine more on Wednesday, all key farming states: Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota,...

  • LITTLE ROCK, Ark., April 1- Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson told lawmakers on Wednesday to revise a bill that rights activists and U.S. businesses said allowed discrimination against gays, and home-state corporate giant Wal-Mart Stores Inc praised his action. Indiana's governor a day earlier said lawmakers should fix a similar Religious Freedom...

  • LITTLE ROCK, Ark., April 1- Republican Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday rejected a religion bill he had said he would sign into law, reversing course after a national firestorm of criticism assailing such legislation as discriminating against gays and lesbians. The governor said his own son had asked him to veto it, adding a personal element to the...

  • Indiana's Republican Governor Mike Pence pledged on Tuesday to rewrite the law he rushed through last week after Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Apple Inc. and other major businesses said it sent a message that the state was intolerant. Wal-Mart, the world's biggest retailer, and other companies also piled pressure on Arkansas' Republican Governor Asa Hutchinson,...

  • Indiana's Republican Governor Mike Pence pledged on Tuesday to rewrite the law he rushed through last week after Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Apple Inc. and other major businesses said it sent a message that the state was intolerant. Wal-Mart, the world's biggest retailer, and other companies also piled pressure on Arkansas' Republican Governor Asa Hutchinson,...

  • Nike CEO on RFRA   Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 10:38 AM ET
    Nike CEO on RFRA

    Many CEO's are speaking out on Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act including Nike CEO, Mark Parker.

  • Tech's pro-gay stance collides with gender problem Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 4:08 PM ET
    Tug of War

    Can the tech industry simultaneously oppose anti-gay discrimination and be a cozy boys club that itself discriminates against women?