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  • The subpoenas are aimed at a US $4.7 bn facility provided by China Development Bank, ICBC and BOC to finance the construction of two hydroelectric dams in Patagonia and a US $2.1 bn loan from China Development Bank and ICBC to finance the Belgrano Cargas railway project.

  • ST. LOUIS, Aug. 28- Major banks are getting increasingly wary of some transactions with smaller banks that have begun to allow marijuana businesses to open accounts. The problem arises because in Colorado and Washington states, marijuana for general use is legal, and in a host of other states it is legal for certain medicinal purposes.

  • Assembly approves statewide ban on plastic bags Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 3:53 PM ET

    SACRAMENTO, Calif.— California lawmakers passed a key hurdle Thursday in imposing the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags. It now heads to the Senate, where it must be approved by Sunday and has support from top Democrats who rejected a similar effort last year.

  • No. 2 House Republican faces unlikely challenge Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 3:41 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Raul Garcia has a question for Kevin McCarthy, the House's No. 2 Republican: "While we are waiting for you on immigration reform, who should be harvesting America's food?"

  • Iraq to appeal U.S court decision on Kurdish oil Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 9:15 AM ET

    However, the court gave Baghdad 10 days to resubmit its case. The United Kalavrvta tanker, carrying about $100 million worth of Kurdish crude, has been anchored in the Gulf of Mexico for weeks, with the Iraqi region of Kurdistan locked in a legal battle over ownership with the central government of Iraq.

  • Dominican park would halt Canadian company's mine Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 10:44 PM ET

    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic— Lawmakers in the Dominican Republic approved a plan Wednesday to create a national park in an area where a Canadian company has sought to expand mining operations. President Danilo Medina has not said whether he will sign the bill into law over the objections of Toronto- based Glencore Xstrata PLC.

  • California sets ride-sharing insurance standards Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 9:08 PM ET

    SACRAMENTO, Calif.— Drivers providing services for ride-sharing companies such as Lyft and Uber would have to carry a minimum level of insurance under a compromise the state Senate approved Wednesday. Holly Mitchell, D- Los Angeles, who carried the bill in the Senate. The Senate approved the bill on a 30-4 vote, sending it to the Assembly.

  • Lawmakers approve groundwater management bill Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 8:56 PM ET

    SACRAMENTO, Calif.— Amid a third year of drought, state lawmakers began pushing legislation Wednesday that would begin to regulate groundwater for the first time in California history.

  • Obama crafts legal rationale for immigration steps Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 4:52 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— The White House is crafting a blame-it-on- Congress legal justification to back up President Barack Obama's impending executive actions on immigration.

  • Cypriots protest proposed bank loan legislation Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 2:09 PM ET

    NICOSIA, Cyprus— Hundreds of Cypriots have staged a protest outside the presidential palace against proposed legislation aimed at helping the bailed-out country's beleaguered banks collect on bad loans. Cyprus currently has a very lengthy foreclosures process and many bad loans.

  • Argentina plans to bring foreign debt under its law Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 1:40 PM ET
    A train passes by graffiti that reads "Homeland or vultures"  in Buenos Aires, August 21, 2014.

    Argentina's government says its long-term plan is to bring all its sovereign debt governed by foreign law under Argentine legislation.

  • BUENOS AIRES, Aug 27- Argentina's government said on Wednesday its long-term plan was to bring all its sovereign debt governed by foreign law under Argentine legislation.

  • ARGENTINA SAYS LONGTERM VISION IS TO BRING ALL DEBT UNDER ARGENTINE LEGISLATION.

  • Cantwell targets small business loan gender gap Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 10:12 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Women still have a hard time getting small business loans. Maria Cantwell is determined to close the gap. Cantwell, chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Small Business& Entrepreneurship, introduced legislation in July that would make it easier for women-owned companies to get loans and government contracts.

  • The bondholders would participate in a $600 million rights offering, while JPMorgan Chase& Co would supply a $1.3 billion loan.

  • HOUSTON, Aug 26- A tanker loaded with $100 million of Kurdish crude oil cannot be delivered in Texas soon because of risks for buyers as Iraq mulls further legal challenges, so a month-long standoff will drag on, a source close to the matter said on Tuesday.

  • HOUSTON, Aug 26- A tanker loaded with $100 million of Kurdish crude oil cannot be delivered in Texas soon because of risks for buyers as Iraq mulls further legal challenges, so a month-long standoff will drag on, a source close to the matter said on Tuesday.

  • KURDISH CRUDE CARGO CAN'T BE DELIVERED TO TEXAS BUYER DUE TO ONGOING LEGAL RISKS, SPAT WITH IRAQ LIKELY TO CONTINUE IN U.S.

  • The session will include bond insurers that guaranteed payment on the COPs- Syncora and Financial Guaranty Insurance Co.. In an Aug. 12 court filing, Syncora lashed out at mediators, including Rosen, who brokered the grand bargain, which is also aimed at protecting the museum's artwork from being sold to pay Detroit creditors.

  • Argentina says US-based BNY Mellon not welcome Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 12:46 PM ET

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina— Bank of New York Mellon, which has played a central role in the legal dispute that pushed Argentina into default last month, is no longer authorized to operate in the South American country, the government said Tuesday.