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  • WASHINGTON, May 4- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled against a Massachusetts man battling his mortgage lender over a bankruptcy plan in a case in which the Obama administration and even Bank of America Corp had backed the homeowner. On a 9-0 vote, the court said Louis Bullard, who owes community bank Blue Hills Bancorp Inc $387,000 for the mortgage on a property...

  • WASHINGTON, May 4- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday allowed Barclays Plc to claim about $4 billion of disputed assets as part of its hurried purchase of much of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc's brokerage unit at the height of the 2008 financial crisis. The U.S. top court declined to hear an appeal filed by Lehman's creditors, leaving intact an August 2014 ruling by the...

  • Top court favors Barclays in $4B Lehman dispute Monday, 4 May 2015 | 9:45 AM ET

    The U.S. Supreme Court allowed Barclays to claim about $4 billion of assets as part of its purchase of much of Lehman Brothers' brokerage unit.

  • WASHINGTON— The Supreme Court said Monday it will hear a dispute over a regulation that offers financial incentives to factories, retailers and other large electricity users to reduce their power consumption. The justices agreed to review a lower court ruling that struck down a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission rule that requires utilities to pay...

  • WASHINGTON, May 4- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday allowed Barclays Plc to claim about $4 billion of disputed assets as part of its hurried purchase of much of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc's brokerage unit at the height of the 2008 financial crisis.

  • PA acts to ensure federal health-care subsidies Friday, 1 May 2015 | 7:19 PM ET
    Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf

    Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf said the state will set up a health care exchange if needed to save insurance subsidies for residents under Obamacare.

  • Wolf opens door to running insurance marketplace Friday, 1 May 2015 | 11:17 AM ET

    Tom Wolf's administration advanced plans Friday to maintain federal health insurance subsidies for nearly 400,000 Pennsylvanians ahead of a U.S. Supreme Court decision that could wipe out the aid to insurance buyers in some states. The Democrat wrote to U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell to declare his administration's intent to take...

  • High court: Judges can review EEOC bids to settle job bias Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 10:11 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— A unanimous Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that federal judges have authority, though limited, to make sure the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is trying hard enough to settle charges of job discrimination before filing lawsuits against employers. The justices said lower courts can review whether government lawyers were being...

  • Big threat to small biz workers in Obamacare case Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 9:30 AM ET
    A medical assistant administers a phenylketonuria (PKU) test to an infant at a health center in Greenbelt, Maryland.

    A pending Supreme Court case on Obamacare could seriously affect small business workers, self-employed people and their families.

  • NEW YORK, April 28- The defense attorney for a former Goldman Sachs Group Inc programmer accused of stealing the investment bank's high-frequency trading code has asked a Manhattan judge for a mistrial. The motion Sergey Aleynikov's lawyer came after Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Daniel Conviser said that two of the jurors apparently had a interpersonal...

  • Same-sex marriage case   Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 2:22 PM ET
    Same-sex marriage case

    CNBC's Hampton Pearson reports on the Supreme Court justices stance on same-sex marriage.

  • Gay marriage arguments divide Supreme Court Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 2:02 PM ET
    Gay marriage supporters hold a gay rights flag in front of the Supreme Court in Washington April 28, 2015.

    The questions suggested the justices were divided along conservative and liberal lines, with Justice Anthony M. Kennedy holding the controlling vote.

  • High court to hear historic gay marriage arguments Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 7:35 AM ET
    Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy.

    The Supreme Court is being asked to show where it stands in the dispute over whether marriage is solely the union of a man and woman.

  • Same-sex marriage: Time to end the bigotry Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    The high court is expected to rule this week on some high profile decisions including California's Proposition 8, the controversial ballot initiative that defines marriage as between a man and a woman.

    It is well past the time for the U.S. Supreme Court to make recognition of same-sex marriage law—and put an end to this form of bigotry.

  • Supreme Court considering lawsuits over inaccurate personal data

    CNBC's Morgan Brennan reports on the Supreme Court hearing concerning privacy issues.

  • WASHINGTON, April 27- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to consider whether online people-search service Spokeo Inc should face a class action lawsuit for including incorrect information in its database. Thomas Robins filed suit in California on behalf of himself and others under the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act, which requires consumer...

  • High court to consider lawsuits over personal data Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 9:39 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Supreme Court said Monday it will decide whether websites and other firms that collect personal data can be sued for publishing inaccurate information even if the mistakes don't cause any actual harm. Thomas Robins, a Virginia resident, sued Spokeo after viewing a profile on him that was riddled with errors. But the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of...

  • WASHINGTON, April 21- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that a federal law governing the natural gas market does not shield energy companies from state antitrust claims made over the western U.S. energy crisis between 2000 and 2002.. The ruling, on a 7-2 vote, was a loss for several energy companies, including American Electric Power Company Inc, Dynegy Inc and...

  • One start-up's quest to prevent breast cancer Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 10:31 AM ET
    Mary-Claire King, the University of Washington geneticist whose work led to the discovery of the BRCA1 gene

    Color Genomics plans to charge only $249 for an analysis of cancer-risk genes. New York Times reports.

  • WASHINGTON, April 21- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that a federal law governing the natural gas market does not shield energy companies from state antitrust claims made over the western U.S. energy crisis between 2000 and 2002.. The ruling, on a 7-2 vote, was a loss for several energy companies, including American Electric Power Company Inc, Dynegy Inc and...