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.» Read More
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.
WASHINGTON, Dec 6- The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to decide on a key software industry issue of which kinds of computer-related software are eligible for patent protection. Companies including Google Inc Hewlett-Packard Co, Facebook Inc and Netflix Inc had already signaled their interest in the issue by asking the court to hear the WildTangent case.
WASHINGTON, Dec 6- The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to decide a question of key importance to the software industry by considering what kind of computer-related processes are eligible for patent protection. The court took no action on another case raising the same issue involving a patent dispute between WildTangent Inc, and Ultramercial Inc..
CNBC's Rick Santelli and Governor Patrick Quinn (D-IL), discuss the historic overhauling of the state's pension system and the bill Gov. Quinn signed yesterday.
NEW YORK/ BOSTON, Dec 5- JPMorgan Chase& Co is warning some 465,000 holders of prepaid cash cards issued by the bank that their personal information may have been accessed by hackers who attacked its network in July. JPMorgan said on Wednesday it had detected that the web servers used by its site www.ucard.chase.com had been breached in the middle of September.
Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc. disclosed Thursday that Ohio's attorney general is looking into some of its advertising and marketing practices. Kate Hanson, a representative for Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, said the office could not comment under state law.
NEW YORK, Dec 5- For lawyers preparing to sue over Sunday's deadly New York commuter rail accident, their success in court may depend largely on two factors: whether human error caused the derailment and if state or federal law governs railroad safety in the case.
BEIJING, Dec 5- China's Foreign Ministry said on Thursday that China told visiting U.S. Vice President Joe Biden that Beijing's decision to set up an air defence identification zone in the East China Sea accorded with international law.
White Castle Vice President Jamie Richardson says if the minimum wage was raised to $15 per hour, this would result in closing more than 200 of the existing 406 restaurants.
CNBC's John Harwood reports on President Obama's comments on wealth and the minimum wage.
WASHINGTON, Dec 4- U.S. House Speaker John Boehner on Wednesday accused Senate Democrats of blocking the path to a new U.S. farm bill that would cut food stamp benefits for the poor and boost crop insurance coverage for farmers. Debbie Stabenow, the Senate Agriculture Committee chairwoman, when asked about Boehner's remarks, said the comments were "not productive.
BRASILIA, Dec 4- A vote on a bill that would force Internet giants like Google and Facebook to keep Brazilians' information inside the country will be delayed until next year over disagreements about its content, a senior lawmaker told Reuters on Wednesday.
Sean Parnell says he's not planning to introduce gas-tax legislation at this time. Parnell, in his 2012 State of the State address, set out benchmarks for progress on a major gas pipeline project. He says it's a question of timing and what's required to maintain Alaska's interest in a project.
CHARLESTON, S.C.-- Charleston neighborhood, conservation and preservation groups may challenge a state permit for a $35 million South Carolina passenger cruise terminal, a state administrative law judge has ruled.
WASHINGTON-- The D.C. Council voted unanimously Tuesday to increase the District of Columbia's minimum wage to $11.50 an hour, one of the nation's highest. Last month, suburban Montgomery and Prince George's counties in Maryland also approved raising their minimum wages to $11.50.
CHICAGO, Dec 3- The Illinois Senate on Tuesday passed a bill that would offer incentives for Archer Daniels Midland Co to keep its global headquarters in Illinois. ADM has been the dominant corporate presence in the central Illinois city of Decatur for 44 years.
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois, Dec 3- Illinois lawmakers on Tuesday passed a landmark pension reform bill, moving to address the state's crumbling finances in the face of strong public labor union opposition to the bill, which among other measures raises retirement ages.
DETROIT, Dec 3- A federal judge on Tuesday formally declared Detroit bankrupt, a landmark ruling that clears the way for potentially sweeping cuts to city worker pensions and retirement benefits and for steep and possibly precedent-setting losses to the cash-strapped city's bond holders.
Judge Steven Rhodes' ruling appears firmly rooted in the facts about Detroit's financial failure presented to him at last month's eligibility trial, and that will be more difficult to overcome on appeal than a ruling based solely on the judge's reading of a law.
WASHINGTON, Dec 3- The U.S. unemployment rate could fall substantially early next year as belt-tightening in Washington throws more than a million long-term unemployed Americans off the benefit rolls.