WASHINGTON, May 20- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled that the U.S. Federal Communications Commission has authority to try to speed up the process for installing wireless communications towers when local governments have been slow to act.
April 25- Dow Chemical Co posted a 33 percent jump in quarterly profit as farmers in the Americas bought more of its seeds and pesticides, reinforcing a sector-wide shift by chemical makers toward agriculture.
April 23- Chemicals maker DuPont forecast further strong growth in demand for its seeds and pesticides after it more than doubled quarterly profit, reinforcing a push into food and agriculture that has eased its dependence on paint pigments.
April 23- Chemicals maker DuPont's quarterly profit more than doubled as the worst dry spell in decades encouraged U.S. farmers to buy its drought-hardy seeds and crop-protection products to boost yields.
Supreme Court decision to limit the sweep of a 1789 law used to fight human rights abuses worldwide left a window slightly ajar for victims to sue companies, especially U.S. companies, accused of aiding such abuses.
WASHINGTON, April 17- In a major victory for multinational companies, the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday limited the ability of human rights plaintiffs to invoke a 224- year-old federal law when suing companies over alleged collusion with violent foreign governments.
WASHINGTON, April 17- In a closely watched ruling that left questions unanswered, the U.S. Supreme Court said on Wednesday that federal courts do not have jurisdiction to hear lawsuits against foreign corporations accused of aiding in human rights abuses abroad.
WASHINGTON, April 17- In a closely watched ruling that left many questions unanswered, the U.S. Supreme Court said on Wednesday that federal courts do not have jurisdiction to hear lawsuits against foreign corporations accused of aiding in human rights abuses abroad.
WASHINGTON, April 17- The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that federal courts do not have jurisdiction to hear lawsuits against foreign corporations accused of aiding in human rights abuses abroad.
*SEC argued clock starts ticking from when fraud discovered. WASHINGTON, Feb 27- The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday limited the authority of the Securities and Exchange Commission to seek civil penalties over conduct that occurred more than five years before investigators took action.
*Amgen shares rise over 1 pct in afternoon trading. By a 6-3 vote, the court allowed shareholders of Amgen Inc to sue the biotechnology company as a group without first having to show that misinformation had materially and fraudulently inflated its stock price.
The decision by the court was in a case brought against biotechnology firm Amgen Inc over what kind of evidence must be presented before companies may be the subject of class-action lawsuits.
The SEC said it starts when the agency is reasonably able to detect fraud. The SEC claimed that Gabelli and Alpert violated the law from 1999 to 2002. But the agency did not sue Gabelli and Alpert until April 2008, nearly five years later, and more than five years after it said the last market-timing trade occurred.
WASHINGTON, Feb 19- U.S. Supreme Court justices signaled on Tuesday that agribusiness giant Monsanto Co was in a strong position to claim that an Indiana farmer violated its patent for a type of soybean. The soybean crop turned out to contain Monsanto's patented genetics.
WASHINGTON, Jan 21- A confident President Barack Obama kicked off his second term on Monday with an impassioned call for a more inclusive America that rejects partisan rancor and embraces immigration reform, gay rights and the fight against climate change.
WASHINGTON, Jan 21- President Barack Obama urged Americans on Monday to reject political "absolutism" and partisan rancor, as he kicked off his second term with an impassioned call for collective action and estabished a more assertive tone for the challenges he faces over the next four years.
Obama was formally sworn in at the White House on Sunday but he repeated the oath again- led by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts- at his largely symbolic public inauguration on Monday.
*Nike accused smaller rival Already of trademark violation. WASHINGTON, Jan 9- Nike Inc won a victory at the U.S. Supreme Court barring a smaller rival from suing to void the company's trademark for its top-selling Air Force 1 sneakers.
WASHINGTON, Jan 7- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday weighed whether to impose new limits on class-action lawsuits, as it reviewed whether a homeowner's lawsuit against his insurer belonged in a state court considered friendly to plaintiffs.
The decision overturned the October 2008 conviction of Alfred Caronia, a sales representative for Orphan Medical Inc, now part of Jazz Pharmaceuticals Plc.