• Argentina approves price control law Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 1:06 PM ET

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina— Argentina's congress on Thursday approved a law that lets the government intervene in setting prices and profits in an attempt to tackle one of the hemisphere's most rapid inflation rates.

  • Uber must face lawsuit over gratuity charge -court ruling Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 11:35 AM ET

    District Judge Edward Chen in San Francisco said Uber must face multiple civil counts, including an allegation the company violated California's unfair competition laws. San Francisco- based Uber raised $1.2 billion from mutual funds and other investors in a June funding round, which valued the fast-growing service at $18.2 billion at the time.

  • Bill seeks fairer treatment for black lung victims Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 11:28 AM ET

    Jay Rockefeller and Bob Casey unveiled legislation Thursday aimed at ensuring fairer treatment for coal miners with black lung disease who are pursuing benefits claims.

  • Oxfam America also sued the SEC over delays on the rule in 2012.. A few months later, the SEC adopted a final rule. They also said the SEC misinterpreted the law by forcing the public disclosure of detailed payments to governments- a provision that they said could harm companies because such disclosures are illegal in certain countries, such as China and Angola.

  • Jury hears arguments in terror finance trial Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 10:22 AM ET

    NEW YORK— A U.S. jury was asked Thursday to decide whether executives at Jordan- based Arab Bank should be held responsible for a wave of suicide bombings in the early 2000 s that left several Americans dead or wounded, part of a high-stakes legal offshoot of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict,.

  • Sept 17- California Governor Jerry Brown signed new insurance requirements on ridesharing companies into law on Wednesday, but the regulations come at a far lower cost to the industry than previously written into the bill, officials said.

  • Sept 17- California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law on Wednesday new insurance requirements on ridesharing companies, but the regulations come at a far lower costs to the industry than previously written into the bill, officials said.

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept 17- Royal Dutch Shell Plc and Total SA must accept Brazil's state-run Petrobras as a partner in their Gato do Mato offshore oil prospect under new Brazilian law, the country's top oil regulator said Wednesday, a move that could strip Shell of operational control of the resource. She spoke at an oil industry event in Rio de Janeiro.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 17- The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday approved a stop-gap spending measure that averts an Oct. 1 government shutdown and extends the U.S. Export-Import Bank's ability to operate for another nine months.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 17- The U.S. Senate's top Democratic and Republican tax law writers on Wednesday both urged colleagues to renew a set of expired federal tax breaks, many of which support renewable energy. "We are optimistic that Congress will pass tax extenders," said David Ward, spokesman for the American Wind Energy Association.

  • In a speech before New York University School of Law, Holder made some of his most extensive comments yet on how the department might better prosecute white-collar crime, proposing larger rewards for Wall Street whistleblowers and more FBI agents with forensic accounting expertise.

  • Temporary spending bill highlights Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 1:44 PM ET

    A must-do temporary funding bill has been selected as the House legislative vehicle to grant President Barack Obama's request to permit the U.S. military to arm and train Syrian rebels to fight Islamic State militants. —Renew the charter of the Export-Import Bank, which helps finance foreign purchases of U.S. exports, through June 30, 2015.

  • Pa. pension agency executive cleared after review Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 1:34 PM ET

    HARRISBURG, Pa.— A law firm's investigation into allegations of misconduct by the then-chief investment officer of Pennsylvania's state government pension system found no support for allegations that he improperly engaged in day trading while working for the agency.

  • 5 things small businesses need to know this fall Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 1:09 PM ET

    NEW YORK— What do small business owners need to pay attention to this fall?

  • House passes bills highlighting IRS controversy Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 10:34 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The House passed three bills designed to highlight complaints that the IRS mistreated conservative political groups when they applied for tax-exempt status. One bill makes it illegal for IRS workers to use personal email accounts to conduct official business.

  • Bankruptcy judge OKs $2.9M W.Va. spill settlement Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 10:11 AM ET

    CHARLESTON, W.Va.— A federal bankruptcy judge has approved a $2.9 million settlement that would benefit 300,000 people whose water was contaminated in a January chemical spill. Judge Ronald Pearson filed the order Tuesday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Charleston. Pearson's approval lets a U.S. District Court judge consider the deal as a separate lawsuit.

  • Exodus hits U.S. law firm Bingham amid merger talks Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 9:37 AM ET

    Sept 17- Twenty-two partners have jumped ship en masse from Bingham McCutchen's marquee restructuring practice, raising questions about the fate of the law firm's closely watched merger talks with the larger Morgan Lewis& Bockius.

  • UPDATE 1-Judge pauses Detroit's bankruptcy trial again Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 9:14 AM ET

    Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes ordered a week-long break in Detroit's bankruptcy trial on Wednesday, giving the last major objector to the city's restructuring plan time to rework its case.


  • No welfare for weed under House bill Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 3:21 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The House passed a bill Tuesday night that could make it a little harder for people to use government welfare payments to buy marijuana in states where the drug is legal. Dave Reichert, R- Wash., is the main sponsor of the bill.