KINGSTON, Jamaica-- A Caribbean commission is expanding the number of former colonial powers it says should provide some form of reparations for the lingering regional impact of the Atlantic slave trade. A British law firm hired by Caribbean governments seeking reparations initially targeted Britain, France and the Netherlands.» Read More
Conservatives in the House of Representatives want the largest cuts in a generation, $40 billion over 10 years. The Senate proposed $4.5 billion in cuts in its version of the bill. "We will be ready to vote in January," Debbie Stabenow, who chairs the Senate Agriculture Committee, told reporters.
WASHINGTON, Dec 10- The Obama administration could secure "fast-track" trade promotion authority from Congress early next year, a leading lawmaker said on Tuesday, handing it the means to secure two big new trade deals. The Obama administration has said it needs Congress to approve TPA, which would allow any trade deal to move swiftly through Congress.
WILMINGTON, Dec 10- Fisker Automotive Holdings Inc might not be making its plug-in Karma sports cars anymore, but it still knows speed.
WASHINGTON, Dec 10- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled for a Sprint Nextel Corp subsidiary locked in a dispute with the utilities regulator in Iowa.
WASHINGTON, Dec 10- U.S. Supreme Court justices offered President Barack Obama's administration some encouragement on Tuesday as it weighed the lawfulness of a major federal air pollution rule regulating emissions that cross state lines.
From alleged mortgage swindlers to suspected Ponzi schemers, all of these fugitives have been wanted by the FBI for at least three years.
CNBC's John Harwood reports the House-Senate budget deal is moving closer to completion.
The legislation _ a fallback plan to a measure stalled in the Senate _ does not include a contentious proposal from Sen. That plan drew strong opposition from the Pentagon as well as several men and women in the Senate. The House plans to adjourn by week's end and the Senate is scheduled to leave town Dec. 20.
HARTFORD, Conn.-- Connecticut has withdrawn an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court challenging a ruling that former Gov.
CNBC's Eamon Javers reports the latest details to emerge about the latest regulations for big banks.
WASHINGTON, Dec 9- Leaders of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives Armed Services committees agreed on a slimmed-down defense authorization bill and want a final vote on the measure before Congress leaves for the year, committee leaders said on Monday.
Levin, the Democratic chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said the Senate was unable to vote on a huge range of proposed amendments to the bill in time to pass it this year, so committee leaders reached agreement on a compromise version of the legislation.
The Treasury is selling its remaining shares of General Motors, reports CNBC's Steve Liesman. Former Vermont Governor Howard Dean; Lindsey Piegza, Sterne Agee chief economist, CNBC contributor Michael Farr; and CNBC's Robert Frank, weigh in.
Discussing the legal challenges facing the Volcker Rule, with Bart Naylor, Public Citizen financial policy advocate, and Marc Lopresti, Lopresti Group. "Market participants are concerned where the line gets drawn," says Lopresti in regards to the Volcker Rule.
WASHINGTON, Dec 9- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday extended the time it will take to hear a case challenging White House recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board and granted the Senate's top Republican 15 minutes during the Jan. 13 oral arguments.
Supreme Court justice on Saturday night denied a last-ditch effort by a group of consumers and travel agents to stop the merger of American Airlines and US Airways.
WASHINGTON, Dec 7- A group of consumers and travel agents filed a last-ditch petition on Saturday to the U.S. Supreme Court to stop American Airlines and US Airways from merging, a move they fear would drive air travel prices up and service down and make planes more crowded.
NEW YORK, Dec 6- A federal judge on Friday rejected a last-ditch effort by consumers and travel agents to stop American Airlines and US Airways from merging next week, a move they fear would drive prices up and service down and make planes more crowded.
WASHINGTON, Dec 6- The U.S. Supreme Court agreed on Friday to rule on the divisive issue of what kinds of software are eligible for patent protection in a case being closely watched by the technology industry. The court took no action on another case raising the same issue involving a patent dispute between WildTangent Inc and Ultramercial Inc..
NEW YORK, Dec 6- A federal judge on Friday rejected a last-ditch effort by consumers and travel agents to stop American Airlines and US Airways from merging next week, which they fear would drive prices up and service down and make planes more crowded.