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  • WASHINGTON, May 4- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday allowed Barclays Plc to claim about $4 billion of disputed assets as part of its hurried purchase of much of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc's brokerage unit at the height of the 2008 financial crisis.

  • SUPREME COURT LEAVES INTACT APPEALS COURT RULING THAT AWARDED $4 BILLION OF DISPUTED LEHMAN BROTHERS ASSETS TO BARCLAYS PLC.

  • SUPREME COURT AGREES TO HEAR FEDERAL ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION'S BID TO REVIVE ELECTRICITY MARKET "DEMAND-RESPONSE" REGULATION.

  • WASHINGTON— Former President Bill Clinton is publicly musing about his life in a future Clinton administration, saying he would consider stepping down from the foundation that he founded more than a decade ago, if his wife wins the White House. Bill Clinton has largely stayed on the sidelines during the early weeks of his wife's presidential bid, opting to focus...

  • ALBANY, N.Y.— A coalition of businesses and parents from around New York state are supporting legislation that would phase out the use of certain chemicals in toys. The bill, known as the child safe products act, would require manufacturers to phase out the use of chemicals deemed harmful, such as benzene, mercury and cobalt. The bill passed the Assembly last year but...

  • Dems from Venus, GOP from Mars on issues: Poll Sunday, 3 May 2015 | 4:43 PM ET
    Voters wait in line to enter a polling place at the Jamestown Town Hall before the poll opens Nov. 4, 2014, in Jamestown, North Carolina.

    Republicans and Democrats can't even agree on what they believe is the nation's biggest issue.

  • The legislation passed Friday clears the way for a possible takeover of Maui Memorial Medical Center by the nonprofit Hawaii Pacific Health or another operator, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported. Maui region managers of the state's public hospital network have been discussing a possible takeover with Hawaii Pacific Health for about six months.

  • Canada has promised to "harmonize" its regulations with the United States. The decision has angered the North American rail industry, but Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said his department believes it will stand up to any legal challenge. The Association of American Railroads, which has lawyers studying the rule, slammed the government for basing its...

  • Maine committee rejects concealed handgun bill Friday, 1 May 2015 | 2:22 PM ET

    AUGUSTA, Maine— A Maine legislative panel voted along party lines on Friday to reject a bill that would remove the requirement that people must get a permit to carry a concealed handgun. Eric Brakey's bill, but three GOP lawmakers who were absent may still submit their votes and are expected to support the proposal. The bill has sparked a fierce debate in Maine and...

  • WASHINGTON, May 1- A U.S. appeals court on Friday threw out a constitutional challenge to the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. On a 2-1 vote, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit said Nevada company Morgan Drexen Inc and an attorney who contracts with the firm, Kimberly Pisinski, had no legal grounds to make...

  • COLUMBUS, Ohio— A federal judge said Friday that an Ohio State University band director fired for turning a blind eye to a "sexualized culture" there has four months to gather evidence over his gender discrimination claim. Ohio State attorney Mike Carpenter told Graham at a Friday hearing that it would be unfair to allow Waters' legal team to conduct a sweeping...

  • WARWICK, R.I.— The police chief in Warwick said his department has stopped accepting a daily guest list from a city motel with a high crime rate. Chief Stephen McCartney said Thursday that the program has been discontinued out of concerns about legal ramifications and the possibility of the lists becoming public documents. The American Civil Liberties Union of...

  • The settlement ends a four-year legal battle and came as Grooveshark's parent company, Escape Media Group, was facing hundreds of millions of dollars in damages in a trial set to begin in federal court in Manhattan on May 4. Nine record companies, including Arista Music, Sony Music Entertainment, UMG Recordings, and Warner Bros Records, sued Escape Media Group for...

  • WASHINGTON— House Republicans Friday passed the second of 12 spending bills for the upcoming budget year, a $35 billion measure funding the Energy Department and popular water projects constructed by the Army Corps of Engineers. The measure includes a big boost to modernize the U.S. nuclear arsenal and also contains money that would keep the Yucca Mountain...

  • 3 former Christie allies charged in bridge scandal Friday, 1 May 2015 | 7:33 AM ET

    NEWARK, N.J.— Federal prosecutors brought charges Friday against three former allies of Gov. Chris Christie— but not Christie himself— in the George Washington Bridge traffic scandal, apparently easing the legal threat that has hung over his 2016 White House ambitions for more than a year. One of those charged, David Wildstein, a former high-ranking official at...

  • ALBANY, N.Y.— New York's attorney general has announced a settlement for $375,000 with the operator of 13 Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurants in New York City. The settlement with KFC Corp. franchisee Divine Investors LLC and owner Hiren Patel involves restitution for workers for labor law violations. Authorities say more than 700 current and former...

  • WASHINGTON, April 30- A key U.S. lawmaker said on Thursday he is optimistic Congress will approve legislation central to a Pacific trade pact even though the top Democrat in the House of Representatives said more work is needed to make the "fast track" legislation palatable to his party. The Republican chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, Paul Ryan,...

  • WASHINGTON, April 30- Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives passed the first joint House-Senate budget plan in six years on Thursday, a measure that aids the party's goal of dismantling President Barack Obama's signature healthcare reform law this year. The Republican-controlled Senate is expected to pass the budget plan next week.

  • LINCOLN, Neb.— Nebraska lawmakers gave initial approval Thursday to an $8.6 billion budget with new spending for property tax reductions, education and a controversial dental-school project in Omaha. Heath Mello of Omaha, chairman of the Appropriations Committee. If approved, owners of a $100,000 home would receive a $93.33 credit against their property tax...

  • LATEST RULING FROM GARAUFIS LAYS OUT SPECIFIC RULES FOR AMEX TO FOLLOW TO COMPLY WITH EARLIER ANTITRUST RULING.