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  • WASHINGTON, Jan 26- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday sided with a company that amended a collective bargaining agreement to force retirees to pay toward healthcare costs, throwing out a lower-court ruling that favored the former employees who objected to the change. On a unanimous vote, the nine-member court handed a win to M&G Polymers USA, a subsidiary of Italy-...

  • Ohio Attorney General sues over health care law tax Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 2:03 PM ET

    COLUMBUS, Ohio— Applying a tax aimed at helping keep premiums affordable under the federal health care law to state and local governments is unconstitutional, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine claimed in a lawsuit filed Monday. The parties include the state, Warren County, the University of Akron, Bowling Green State University, Shawnee State University and...

  • WILMINGTON, Del.— A court battle over whether the bankruptcy case of casino giant Caesars Entertainment Corp. should proceed in Delaware or in Illinois was postponed Monday because of a snowstorm bearing down on the East Coast. The judge presiding over Monday's hearing in Wilmington, Delaware, said he was concerned about the safety of attorneys, many of whom...

  • New Mexico appeals court hears assisted suicide case Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 12:57 PM ET

    SANTA FE, N.M.— Do terminally ill patients in New Mexico already have the right to end their lives? The Santa Fe woman, who has advanced uterine cancer, is asking the courts to clarify New Mexico's laws putting doctors in legal trouble and preventing her from ending her life. Two doctors and Aja Riggs, the Santa Fe woman, asked the judge to determine that physicians...

  • LITTLE ROCK, Ark.— Arkansas lawmakers may change Gov. House Revenue and Taxation Committee Chairman Joe Jett said the change is being considered to make Hutchinson's proposal more palatable to lawmakers. The Senate approved the plan last week.

  • PARIS— France's Parliament has started debating a bill promoted by the Socialist government aimed at freeing up the country's labor rules and regulations, in order to boost hiring. Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron told the National Assembly on Monday that the bill will inject "more vitality, more justice and more transparency" into France's economy.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 26- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday sided with a company that amended a collective bargaining agreement to force retirees to pay toward healthcare costs, throwing out a lower-court ruling that favored the former employees who objected to the change. On a unanimous vote, the nine-member court handed a win to M&G Polymers USA, a subsidiary of Italy-...

  • Small business owners who gave employees stipends or subsidies last year to help them buy health insurance may get an unpleasant surprise this tax filing season. "Any time employees receive cash, it's a taxable event," says Steven Friedman, an attorney with Littler Mendelson, a New York- based firm that specializes in employment law. Those are paycheck deductions...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 26- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday sent three patent cases, including one dispute over Shire Plc's Lialda drug, back to a lower court for further proceedings in light of a ruling the justices issued last week. Watson Pharmaceuticals, U.S. Supreme Court, No. 14-206.. Butamax Advanced Fuels LLC and Lighting Ballast Control LLC v.

  • U.S. Supreme Court rejects BP executive's appeal Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 9:41 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Jan 26- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear an appeal by a former BP Plc executive who contested whether he can be charged with obstruction of Congress for downplaying the severity of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Prosecutors say David Rainey misled members of Congress over the amount of oil spilled in the April 2010 Deepwater...

  • President Barack Obama unveiled a plan centred on insurance on Sunday that they hope will convince U.S. companies to build nuclear power stations in India, but stopped short of demands to soften a liability law. "The India nuclear insurance pool is a risk transfer mechanism which is being formed by GIC Re and four other public sector undertakings in the general...

  • Obama to seek wilderness designation for Alaska refuge Sunday, 25 Jan 2015 | 12:21 PM ET

    JUNEAU, Alaska— President Barack Obama is proposing to designate the vast majority of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as a wilderness area, including its potentially oil-rich coastal plain, drawing an angry response from top state elected officials who see it as a land grab by the federal government. "They've decided that today was the day that they...

  • LITTLE ROCK, Ark.— The offers to license Frank Broyles' name came in as soon as the Arkansas football legend retired last year, from Broyles books to Broyles tailgating grills and Broyles pre-cooked meat. Jon Woods, R- Springdale, and state Rep. Greg Leding, D- Fayetteville, would give celebrities the exclusive commercial rights to their names and likenesses.

  • Medicaid, firing squads on agenda for Utah Legislature Saturday, 24 Jan 2015 | 11:01 AM ET

    Utah leaders are grappling with how they'll help thousands of poor Utah residents get health coverage under Medicaid, in what's expected to be one of the most hotly debated issues of the session. In Utah, that's about 90,000 people. Rather than having more people on Medicaid, Utah Gov.

  • GRANTS PASS, Ore.— Fresh off a victory in Washington state, a leading gun control group backed by billionaire Michael Bloomberg is hoping to make Oregon its next prize in a campaign to require gun sales to go through universal background checks. Part of that was devoted to strengthening the Democratic majority in the state Senate, the key battleground.

  • Proposed Illinois legislation would ban powdered alcohol Saturday, 24 Jan 2015 | 10:30 AM ET

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill.— A proposed Illinois law would ban the sale of powdered alcohol before it hits store shelves. Ira Silverstein, a Chicago Democrat sponsoring the measure, said he doesn't want the product to reach stores. His plan amends the state's Liquor Control Act of 1934, according to the Springfield bureau of Lee Enterprises Newspapers.

  • LAS VEGAS— Adult film production migrated from California to Nevada after voters in Los Angeles County approved a law requiring condom use on set. Nevada health officials said Friday that they're considering strict brothel-style regulations for a booming adult film industry following the announcement last month that two male performers tested positive...

  • Amazon to start collecting sales tax in Illinois Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 4:05 PM ET

    CHICAGO— Amazon will start collecting sales tax from Illinois consumers next month to comply with a new state law, the company said. Illinois lawmakers passed the measure last year after the state Supreme Court threw out an earlier attempt at legislation. "We want to say welcome, Amazon, to Illinois," said Rob Karr of the Illinois Retail Merchants Association.

  • CHICAGO— Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan rejected a proposed agreement ending the state's contract with the private vendor that ran the Illinois Lottery because of possible legal violations and the potential of higher fees, according to a letter made public Friday. Pat Quinn directed the Lottery last year to end its dealings with Northstar Lottery...

  • Caesars bankruptcy venue decision near Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 3:30 PM ET

    LAS VEGAS— Delaware or Chicago: Troubled casino giant Caesars Entertainment Corp. should find out early next week where a subsidiary's Chapter 11 bankruptcy case will be decided. Caesars prefers Chicago, where its Caesars Entertainment Operating Co. filed for bankruptcy protection filed Jan. 15. Based only on previous cases, that may be easier to do in Chicago...