WASHINGTON, May 17- A divided U.S. House of Representatives on Friday passed a Republican-sponsored bill that would force federal securities regulators to conduct more economic analysis before adopting rules for Wall Street. U.S. law already requires the SEC to consider the impact regulations would have on competition, efficiency and capital formation.» Read More
WELLINGTON, May 16- Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom has won the right to demand the United States hand over all the evidence in its online piracy case against the internet entrepreneur, New Zealand's Supreme Court ruled on Thursday.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and other industry groups, along with states such as Texas and Virginia, have filed nine petitions in recent weeks asking the justices to review four U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regulations that are designed to cut greenhouse-gas emissions.
EPA: In a landmark 2007 ruling, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 against the Bush administration in finding that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has authority under the Clean Air Act to regulate carbon dioxide. Connecticut: In a sequel of sorts to Massachusetts v.
With top intelligence officials warning that cyber attacks have replaced terrorism as the leading threat against the United States, the White House and lawmakers have spent months discussing how to improve the flow of information between the government and the private sector.
Will the IRS scandal and continued huge deficits embolden the Tea Party in 2014? CNBC Contributor Jared Bernstein and Jennifer Stefano, Americans For Prosperity discuss.
WASHINGTON, May 15- Senate supporters of a broad U.S. immigration bill struggled on Wednesday to satisfy technology companies that want greater leeway to hire high-skilled foreign workers.
President Obama said IRS conduct targeting conservative groups for extra tax scrutiny was "inexcusable" and that acting IRS Commissioner Steven Miller is out.
*Congress to resume debate over port reform bill Wednesday. SAO PAULO, May 15- Stevedores at Brazil's Santos and Rio de Janeiro ports entered the second day of a strike to protest proposed legislation that may open terminals to new private-sector investments.
House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner suggesting jail time over the IRS's targeting of conservative groups for extra scrutiny.
LINCOLN, Neb.-- Nebraska lawmakers on Tuesday overrode Gov. Dave Heineman's veto of a public-employee retirement bill, holding in place a deal that was struck to shore up the retirement plans of teachers, judges and state patrol troopers.
HONOLULU-- The latest version of the U.S. Senate immigration reform bill restores Medicaid eligibility to migrants from three Pacific island nations in Micronesia. In exchange, the U.S. military controls extensive strategic land and water in the Pacific Ocean between Hawaii and China.
Diarmuid O'Connell, Tesla vice president; and Robert Glaser, North Carolina Automobile Dealers Association president, debate whether the automaker should be able to sell directly to consumers.
WASHINGTON, May 15- U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner raised the possibility of jail time on Wednesday for law violations in the growing scandal involving the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative groups for extra tax scrutiny.
PIERRE, S.D.-- South Dakota will be reducing extended unemployment compensation benefits by nearly 17 percent as part of federal budget cuts. The South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation says the benefits will be reduced by 16.8 percent. It affects all claimants filing for benefits beginning the week of June 2 and ending the week of Sept. 28.
HARTFORD, Conn.-- Lawmakers are calling for a study of the availability of e-books to Connecticut public libraries. The state House of Representatives voted Tuesday 143-0 to pass a bill requiring the commissioner of consumer protection to report to the General Assembly on the issue by Feb 1.
RALEIGH, N.C.-- A bill rolling back energy-efficiency standards for commercial builders has passed the North Carolina House. John Torbett of Stanley said his bill helps encourage commercial development and reuse of vacant buildings because the codes drive up costs.
The complaint comes from the tiny African state of Comoros, a member of the court, though Israel is not. Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda said she met Tuesday with lawyers from a Turkish law firm that is representing Comoros. The Mavi Marmari was registered in Comoros, an archipelago off the African coast near Madagascar with a population of around 800,000..
SOUTH BEND, Ind.-- Indiana convenience stores and gas stations seeking the right to sell cold beer to customers filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday aimed at lifting a ban on the practice. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Indianapolis, contends Indiana is the only state that regulates the temperature of beer being sold.
May 14- Ineffective management and bureaucratic confusion at the Internal Revenue Service fueled the agency's inappropriate targeting of conservative political groups for extra tax scrutiny, a government watchdog said on Tuesday.
Senator Marco Rubio, who is considered crucial for the success of an immigration law overhaul, on Tuesday vowed to fight for a biometric system to track foreigners leaving the country after a Senate panel rejected the provision, in part because it was too costly.