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  • WASHINGTON, Jan 20- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to hear a challenge to controversial debit card "swipe fee" rules, dealing a blow to retailers, grocers and restaurant owners who argued the charges were unfairly high. The high court's refusal to hear the case keeps intact a March 2014 ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia...

  • Supreme Court rules for Teva over drug patent Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 10:48 AM ET
    An employee collects newly-manufactured pills at Teva Pharmaceutical Industries headquarters in Jerusalem, Israel.

    The U.S. Supreme Court ruled for Teva Pharmaceutical Industries in its fight with generic drug manufacturers over patent protections.

  • Supreme Court sides with Teva in drug dispute Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 10:33 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Supreme Court on Tuesday sided with Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. in the company's high-profile patent dispute with rival firms over the top-selling multiple sclerosis drug. The high court's decision gives the Israel- based company another chance to keep its exclusive rights to the drug until September 2015. The high court's ruling...

  • Supreme Court won't hear dispute over debit card fees Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 9:59 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a challenge from retailers who claim the Federal Reserve allows banks to charge businesses too much for handling debit card transactions. The justices let stand a federal appeals court ruling that upheld the Fed's cap of about 24 cents per transaction on so-called "swipe fees." The fee cap set by the Fed in 2011...

  • California raisin case headed to Supreme Court Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 5:46 PM ET
    Workers measure out raisins into 5lb bags at the Raisin Valley Farms Raisin coop in Kerman, CA.

    The Supreme Court is taking up an appeal from California raisin producers who object to a government program regulating the market.

  • Supreme Court to decide on gay marriage Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 3:54 PM ET
    A person with Equality Beyond Gender holds a 'marriage pride flag' outside the U.S. Supreme Court, January 9, 2015 in Washington.

    The U.S. Supreme Court agreed on Friday to hear a case on whether states can ban gay marriage.

  • WASHINGTON— The Supreme Court is taking up an appeal from California raisin producers who object to a government program that aims to stabilize prices by regulating the raisin market. The justices said Friday they will consider whether the program violates the Constitution's protection against the taking of private property without compensation.

  • Supreme Court to decide issue of same-sex marriage  Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 3:47 PM ET

    The U.S. Supreme Court has decided to take up the issue of same-sex marriages this term, reports CNBC's Hampton Pearson.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 14- The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that officials in a suburb of Atlanta did not do enough to explain to a unit of telecommunications company T-Mobile USA Inc why the town denied an application to build a new cellphone tower. The town notified T-Mobile South LLC of the decision by sending a letter that did not explain the reason for the...

  • Supreme Court rules in T-Mobile tower dispute Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 11:22 AM ET
    Two people pass by the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, DC.

    The US ruled that officials in a suburb of Atlanta did not do enough to explain why it denied T-Mobile's application to build a new cellphone tower.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 14- The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that officials in a suburb of Atlanta did not do enough to explain to a unit of telecommunications company T-Mobile USA Inc why the town denied an application to build a new cellphone tower. The town notified T-Mobile South LLC of the decision by sending a letter that did not explain the reason for the...

  • US court clarifies rules for rescinding mortgages Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 | 11:19 AM ET
    A woman walks past a Countrywide Home Loan office in Gahanna, Ohio, in 2008.

    The US ruled in favor of homeowners seeking to back out of mortgages when lenders are accused of failing to follow a 'truth in lending' law.

  • Supreme Court clarifies rules for rescinding mortgages Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 | 10:27 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— A unanimous Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that home buyers don't need to file a lawsuit, but may simply write a letter if they want to back out of a mortgage because they claim their lender violated the federal Truth in Lending Act. The decision came in a case involving Larry and Cheryle Jesinoski, a Minnesota couple who refinanced their home in 2007 with...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 13- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled in favor of homeowners seeking to back out of mortgages when lenders are accused of failing to follow a federal "truth in lending" law. On a 9-0 vote, the court handed a win to an Eagan, Minnesota couple, Larry and Cheryle Jesinoski, over the $611,000 loan they obtained in 2007 from Countrywide Home Loans Inc, now...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 13- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled in favor of homeowners seeking to back out of mortgages when lenders are accused of failing to follow a federal "truth in lending" law. On a 9-0 vote, the court handed a win to an Eagan, Minnesota couple, Larry and Cheryle Jesinoski, over the $611,000 loan they obtained in 2007 from Countrywide Home Loans Inc, now...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 12- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday wrestled with the question of whether a federal law governing the natural gas market would allow energy companies to evade state antitrust claims made over the western U.S. energy crisis between 2000 and 2002.. Several energy companies, including American Electric Power Company Inc, Dynegy Inc and ONEOK Inc,...

  • He worked alongside David Halberstam, Tom Wicker and John Seigenthaler and was assigned to cover the landmark U.S. Supreme Court school segregation case, Brown v. He left NBC in 1976 for a job as executive producer of the PBS weekly series " USA: People& Politics" and then to ABC News to work on the investigative unit ABC Special Reports. "He also worked on" Talking with...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 12- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected a challenge by California growers and local water management agencies to federal guidelines that limit water diversions to protect the Delta smelt fish. The dams and rivers that control water in the Central Valley Basin in California are overseen by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, a federal agency.

  • High court won't block Michigan road worker's lawsuit Monday, 12 Jan 2015 | 10:02 AM ET

    DETROIT— The U.S. Supreme Court said Monday it won't stop a lawsuit by a southwestern Michigan road worker who complained about the conditions of a noisy, dirty job that he wanted. The court let stand a 2014 decision by an appeals court, which found Robert Deleon, who is Hispanic, can pursue a claim of discrimination against the Kalamazoo County Road Commission.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 12- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected a challenge by California growers and local water management agencies to federal guidelines that limit water diversions to protect the Delta smelt fish.