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  • Texas abortion clinics reopen after court reprieve Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 7:06 AM ET

    AUSTIN, Texas— Texas abortion clinics that closed under tough new restrictions began reopening Wednesday after winning a reprieve at the U.S. Supreme Court, but the facilities were scheduling women with uncertainty and skeleton staffs. A five-sentence ruling late Tuesday blocked parts of a sweeping Texas abortion law that required clinics to meet...

  • Supreme Court weighs generic drug dispute Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 11:36 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The U.S. Supreme Court seems divided as it considers a high-stakes patent dispute between rival pharmaceutical companies over the world's best-selling multiple sclerosis treatment. Justices heard arguments Wednesday in a case that threatens to cut into the profits of Israel- based Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., which sells $4 billion...

  • Obamacare & affordability—not all that connected Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 3:00 PM ET
    President Barack Obama speaking September 26, 2014.

    When courts hear arguments about the affordability of Obamacare, they should understand the reality, says health-insurance broker Tom Haynes.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 14- In a victory for animal rights activists, the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed California to continue to ban foie gras, a delicacy produced from the enlarged livers of ducks and geese that have been force-fed corn. In doing so, the high court left intact an August 2013 ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upholding the law.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 14- The U.S. Supreme Court may have bitten off more than it can chew in a North Carolina case about whether the state dental board has the authority to regulate teeth-whitening services, with the justices appearing unsure how to rule. The legal battle was prompted by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, which decided that the North Carolina State...

  • High court rejects Iowa senator's defamation case Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 9:45 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Supreme Court has declined to revive a defamation lawsuit that an Iowa Republican state senator filed against his Democratic opponent over a misleading campaign ad. Bertrand said Democrat Rick Mullin and the Iowa Democratic Party had libeled and slandered him in a TV ad run before the November 2010 election that Bertrand won.

  • Supreme Court rejects appeal over Justice memo Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 9:43 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Supreme Court won't hear an appeal from a civil liberties group that wants to make public an internal Justice Department memo that allows the FBI to informally obtain phone records. The justices on Tuesday let stand an appeals court ruling that said the Justice Department could refuse to release the 2010 memo under an exception to the Freedom...

  • Supreme Court won't touch foie gras ban Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 9:41 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Supreme Court is allowing California to continue enforcing a law that bans the sale of foie gras. The California law bars state farmers from force-feeding birds with a tube, the way foie gras is made. The law also bans the sale of foie gras in California.

  • Critics accuse review site Yelp of extortion Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 11:27 AM ET
    Chef Michele Massimo poses in the dining room of his restaurant Botto Bistro Wednesday, Oct. 1,inn Richmond, California.

    Businesses say Yelp was extorting them by raising or dropping ratings based on advertising with the popular review site.

  • US high court: Who best judges fair competition? Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 11:10 AM ET

    RALEIGH, N.C.— The U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear a North Carolina case over whether U.S. states can delegate the regulation of professions such as dentistry, plumbing, cosmetology and more to boards of practitioners drawn from those occupations. The specific case before the court involves a 2007 decision by the North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners warning...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 8- Google Inc has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to wade into contentious litigation against Oracle Corp, arguing that the high court must act to protect innovation in high tech. Google's request, filed on Monday, seeks to overturn an appeals court ruling that found Oracle could copyright parts of the Java programming language, which Google used to...

  • Court: Pay workers to make sure they're not stealing? Wednesday, 8 Oct 2014 | 7:25 AM ET

    The Supreme Court is hearing arguments in a suit filed by Amazon workers who claim they should be compensated for time spent in security screenings.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 7- The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments on Wednesday on whether companies have to pay workers for time spent undergoing security checks, in a case challenging how hourly employees are compensated for tasks outside the regular work shift. Employees of Integrity Staffing Solutions, an Amazon.com Inc contractor handling merchandise shipped...

  • The decision, from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, came one day after the U.S. Supreme Court let stand similar rulings from appeals courts in other parts of the country.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 6- The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments on Wednesday on whether companies have to pay workers for time spent undergoing security checks, in a case challenging how hourly employees are compensated for tasks outside their regular shifts. Employees of Integrity Staffing Solutions, an Amazon.com Inc contractor handling merchandise shipped...

  • The Supreme Court on Monday stopped short of ruling on the legality of same-sex marriage nationwide. CNBC's Hampton Pearson reports on appeals that could force the high court's hand on the controversial issue.

  • In a surprise move, the Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up the controversial topic of gay marriage. The decision will allow same-sex marriages in five states that had previously banned the practice.

  • Oct 3- The U.S. Supreme Court's new term is due to begin on Monday. *Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. In July 2013, the appeals court ruled in favor of two teams developing cheaper generic forms of Copaxone: one involving Novartis AG's Sandoz Inc and Momenta Pharmaceuticals Inc and another involving Mylan Inc and Natco Pharma Ltd..

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 3- Gay marriage may be the most anticipated issue heading for the U.S. Supreme Court, but the justices also must tackle a host of business cases as they convene for their new term, including a patent battle involving Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.. The case also has broader ramifications in the patent arena as shown by the number of businesses...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 2- Taking up a case closely watched by banks and insurance companies, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed on Thursday to decide whether federal housing law permits racial bias claims based on seemingly neutral practices that may have a discriminatory effect. The nine justices will consider whether the state of Texas violated the Fair Housing Act by...