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  • LONDON, Sept 12- Banks caught up in the British investigation into alleged manipulation of global currency markets are pushing for a coordinated settlement that would reduce their exposure to potential reputational damage, banking and legal sources told Reuters.

  • Nevada governor enacts Tesla tax break package Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 5:27 AM ET

    CARSON CITY, Nev.— Calling it one of the most important pieces of legislation in Nevada history, Gov. One lawmaker said it was the most important development in Nevada since the construction of the Hoover Dam southeast of Las Vegas during the Great Depression.

  • Prosecutors target credit card thieves overseas Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 1:16 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Working to combat an increasingly lucrative crime that crosses national boundaries, Justice Department officials are pressing for a new law to help them prosecute criminals overseas who traffic in stolen credit cards.

  • Nevada governor enacts Tesla tax break package Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 12:18 AM ET

    CARSON CITY, Nev.— Calling it one of the most important pieces of legislation in Nevada history, Gov. One lawmaker said it was the most important development in Nevada since the construction of the Hoover Dam southeast of Las Vegas during the Great Depression.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 11- Two Mexican companies have sued Yahoo Inc and law firm Baker& McKenzie in New York federal court, accusing them of engineering a conspiracy to avoid a $2.7 billion judgment issued by a Mexican court in 2012..

  • Business leaders lash out against punitive damages Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 8:07 PM ET

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.— Missouri business leaders expressed alarm Thursday about a state Supreme Court ruling allowing unlimited punitive damages in a certain lawsuits. The court reinstated a $1 million punitive damage award to a Missouri woman who sued a car dealership for fraud.

  • RIVERSIDE, Calif., Sept 11- The city of San Bernardino, California, may impose cuts to its firefighters overtime and pension benefits in a bid to reach a bankruptcy exit plan, the federal judge overseeing the case said on Thursday.

  • Business Highlights Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 5:57 PM ET

    Launched in 2006 to a flurry of media coverage, the Mountain View, California- based company seemed to have every strategic advantage: millions in startup cash, celebrity endorsements, and a chief executive married to one of the co-founders of Google. RadioShack warns of possible Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

  • But she needs to route the funds through channels beyond the reach of the U.S. judge who ruled that Argentina must settle a legal fight with a group of New York hedge funds over unpaid debt from a massive 2002 default before servicing its performing debt.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 11- State attorneys general working to determine whether Comcast Corp's deal to buy Time Warner Cable Inc is legal have expanded their investigation to include AT&T Inc's plans to buy DirecTV, according to sources close to the merger probe.

  • Feds tighten rules on workplace death reporting Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 1:05 PM ET

    Such reports must be filed regardless of the size of the business to the Labor Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration. "Workplace injuries and fatalities are absolutely preventable, and these new requirements will help OSHA focus its resources and hold employers accountable for preventing them."

  • DETROIT, Sept 11- A federal judge on Thursday ordered ongoing mediation in Detroit's historic bankruptcy over a potential settlement between the city and one of its fiercest creditors, while adding holdout creditor Financial Guaranty Insurance Co to the list of parties whose attendance is required.

  • Utah ski resort sold amid long legal battle Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 12:55 PM ET

    SALT LAKE CITY— One of Utah's largest ski areas was sold to Vail Resorts Inc. Thursday, resolving a legal battle between two ski titans and paving the way for the creation of what could be the country's largest resort. The Colorado- based company is already leasing the upper 3,000 acres of slopes, but couldn't use them without the base area owned by Powdr Corp..

  • BUENOS AIRES, Sept 11- Argentina's Congress on Thursday overwhelmingly passed a debt bill aimed at defying a U.S. court ruling which tipped the country into default for the second time in 12 years. It also encourages investors to move their Argentine debt from the United States or other foreign jurisdictions to either Argentina or France via an exchange of debt.

  • Argentina enacts law restructuring government debt Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 9:57 AM ET

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina— Argentina's Congress approved legislation Thursday to restructure the country's debt and sidestep a U.S. court ruling that recently pushed the government into its second default in 13 years. "Argentina wants to pay, can pay and is going to pay all its debts to all bondholders," Fernandez said.

  • MOSCOW, Sept 11- Russia's Foreign Ministry said on Thursday airstrikes against Islamist militants in Syria without a UN Security Council mandate would be an act of aggression, Interfax news agency reported.

  • BUENOS AIRES, Sept 11- Argentina's Congress gave final approval on Thursday to a law proposing to restructure the country's debt to skirt a U.S. court ruling that forced it into its second default in 12 years. The debt restructuring plan aims to enable Argentina to make payments on its foreign-held bonds locally or elsewhere beyond the reaches of the U.S. court.

  • Argentina's Congress passes debt restructuring law Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 4:42 AM ET

    BUENOS AIRES, Sept 11- Argentina's Congress gave final approval on Thursday to a law proposing to restructure the country's debt in order to skirt a U.S. court ruling that toppled it into its second default in 12 years.

  • Missouri lawmakers override $53M of budget vetoes Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 4:42 AM ET

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.— Missouri lawmakers have overridden Gov. Jay Nixon's vetoes of more than $53 million in spending items, a record-setting rebuke delivered by Republicans and Democrats alike that nonetheless carries no guarantee that the money actually will be spent.

  • Missouri enacts 72-hour abortion waiting period Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 4:35 AM ET

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.— Missouri women seeking abortions will face one of the nation's most stringent waiting periods, after state lawmakers overrode the governor's veto to enact a 72- hour delay that includes no exception for cases of rape or incest.