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  • Sam Brownback vetoed a bill Monday that would have increased regulations on ride-hailing companies like Uber, a decision that could face an override vote when the Legislature returns from its annual recess April 29. The bill passed the Legislature with large majorities— the Senate approved it 35-2, while the House's vote was 107-16— and Schwab said he will...

  • WASHINGTON, April 20- Chiquita Brands International Inc will not have to face U.S. lawsuits by more than 4,000 Colombians accusing the fruit company of human rights violations after the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up the case. The court rejected an appeal filed by the plaintiffs, leaving intact a July 2014 ruling by the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of...

  • WASHINGTON, April 20- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday left intact the 2012 insider trading conviction of former Goldman Sachs Group Inc director Rajat Gupta. The court rejected Gupta's appeal of a March 2014 ruling by the New York- based 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that had upheld the conviction. The U.S. government used wiretap evidence to show that Gupta...

  • WASHINGTON, April 20- Chiquita Brands International Inc will not have to face U.S. lawsuits by more than 4,000 Colombians accusing the fruit company of human rights violations after the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up the case. The court rejected an appeal filed by the plaintiffs, leaving intact a July 2014 ruling by the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of...

  • SUPREME COURT REJECTS FORMER GOLDMAN DIRECTOR RAJAT GUPTA APPEAL IN INSIDER TRADING CASE, LEAVING CONVICTION INTACT.

  • COLUMBUS, Ohio— An Ohio House panel approved a two-year, $71.5 billion state operating budget Monday after boosting state funds for schools and scrapping language that would have allowed county jails to be privatized. The Republican-dominated House Finance Committee cleared the measure on a party-line 21-11 vote. Democrats in the GOP- controlled chamber...

  • Talks begin on Capitol Hill budget measure Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 3:06 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Lawmakers quarreled Monday over Medicare, taxes and almost $40 billion in unrequested money for overseas war-fighting as House and Senate negotiators kicked off work on a Republican budget blueprint for next year and beyond. Tom Price of Georgia, top negotiator for House Republicans, as he touted the version he largely drafted.

  • NICOSIA, Cyprus— Lawmakers in Cyprus on Saturday passed key insolvency laws designed to open the taps for more international bailout cash. The vote makes it possible to operate foreclosure laws that international creditors have demanded as a condition for extending more loans to Cyprus. The International Monetary Fund has been withholding 88 million euros...

  • The veto was expected, though Walker has had talks with House Speaker Mike Chenault and Senate President Kevin Meyer on whether there might be a way forward that would bring both sides a measure of comfort. Any veto override would require the support of 40 of the Legislature's 60 members. Supporters of the bill, sponsored by Chenault, said Walker's proposal cast...

  • ALBANY, N.Y.— New York's attorney general has proposed new legislation to help stop the spread of so-called "zombie homes," meaning properties that are abandoned, often during prolonged foreclosure proceedings. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says zombie foreclosures increased 50 percent from 2013 to 2014, bringing the total statewide to 16,701..

  • NEW YORK, April 17- PricewaterhouseCoopers agreed to pay $65 million in cash to settle a lawsuit claiming it fraudulently deceived MF Global Holdings Ltd investors about its auditing of the now-defunct brokerage, which was run by former New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine. The preliminary settlement with investors in MF Global's common stock, bonds and...

  • LAS VEGAS— The bankrupt operating division of casino empire Caesars Entertainment Corp. wants more time to file its reorganization plan to get out from under about $18 billion in debt. Caesars Entertainment Operating Co. lawyers filed a motion this week asking a bankruptcy judge in Chicago to allow the company six more months to file its own plan exclusively.

  • PwC to pay $65 mln to resolve lawsuit over MF Global Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 3:17 PM ET

    NEW YORK, April 17- PricewaterhouseCoopers has agreed to pay $65 million to resolve a lawsuit claiming it deceived investors when it was auditing MF Global Holdings Ltd, the now-defunct brokerage once run by former New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine. The preliminary settlement was disclosed in papers filed on Friday with the U.S. District Court in Manhattan, and...

  • LONDON, April 17- Argentina announced on Friday it had started legal proceedings in one of its own courts against five British and American companies drilling for oil and gas in the Falkland Islands, a move Britain denounced as bullying. Britain defeated Argentina in a 1982 war over the South Atlantic islands and administers them as an overseas territory, whose...

  • Correction: Vermont-Gun Restrictions story Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 12:08 PM ET

    MONTPELIER, Vt.— In a story April 16 about a bill to put restrictions on guns in Vermont, The Associated Press misreported what a lawmaker said. Vermont House advances bill placing new restrictions on guns. MONTPELIER, Vt.— The Vermont House gave preliminary approval Thursday to a bill to allow the state prosecution of some convicted criminals for possession of...

  • CONCORD, N.H.— The first woman to serve as both governor and U.S. senator is backing a campaign to put a female face on the $20 bill. She is hoping to build on the work of Women on 20 s, a national campaign pushing for new $20 bills by 2020, the 100th anniversary of the constitutional amendment guaranteeing women the right to vote. The current portrait of former President...

  • LONDON, April 17- Argentina has started legal proceedings against five companies, including three British ones, which are drilling for oil and gas in the disputed Falkland Islands, raising tensions in a diplomatic row over the islands' sovereignty. Argentina's minister for the Falklands, known as Las Malvinas in Argentina, announced the start of the lawsuit in...

  • LONDON, April 17- Argentina has started legal proceedings against five companies, including three British firms, which are drilling for oil and gas in the disputed Falkland Islands, raising tensions in a diplomatic row over the islands' sovereignty. Argentina's minister for the Falklands, known as Las Malvinas in Argentina, announced the start of the lawsuit in...

  • WASHINGTON— President Barack Obama on Friday defended his pursuit of a sweeping trade pact as good for American workers in a global economy, dismissing fierce opposition from his own party as a "ratification of the status quo." Sander Levin, the senior Democrat of House Ways and Means Committee, declared he was "out to defeat" the legislation because, he said, it would...

  • Veteran Chinese journalist Gao Yu sentenced to 7 years Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 12:13 AM ET

    BEIJING— A Beijing court sentenced a veteran Chinese journalist to seven years in prison Friday on charges of leaking a document detailing the Communist Party leadership's resolve to aggressively target civil society and press freedom as a threat to its monopoly on power. The sentence against Gao Yu, 71, comes amid a widening clampdown on free speech that...