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  • Poll: Approval for Supreme Court health care decision Wednesday, 1 Jul 2015 | 4:43 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— A new poll finds that most Americans approve of the recent Supreme Court decision preserving the health care law's subsidized insurance premiums for people in all 50 states. Overall, 62 percent approved, while 32 percent disapproved, said the survey released Wednesday by the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation. Opponents of the law had argued...

  • NASHVILLE, Tenn., July 1- Fresh from another Supreme Court validation of his landmark healthcare law, President Barack Obama visited healthcare hub Nashville, Tennessee on Wednesday to push state governments to expand the Medicaid health program for the poor. Without expansion, 6.9 million low-income Americans, including 292,000 in Tennessee, will not get...

  • Supreme Court ruling against a federal regulation aimed at cutting air pollution from power plants will limit growth for Cabot Corp and Calgon Carbon Corp, which make activated carbon used to curb mercury emissions. The tiny $80 million market for activated carbon could have shot up to $300 million- $350 million by 2017, analysts had said.

  • NASHVILLE, Tenn., July 1- Fresh from another Supreme Court validation of his landmark healthcare law, President Barack Obama visited healthcare hub Nashville, Tennessee on Wednesday to push state governments to expand the Medicaid health program for the poor. Without expansion, 6.9 million low-income Americans will not get Medicaid assistance, said the...

  • Gay marriage: A sad day for America? Wednesday, 1 Jul 2015 | 1:02 PM ET
    Stuart Gaffney (L) and John Lewis, plaintiffs in the 2008 Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) case, celebrate while traveling along Market Street during the annual Gay Pride Parade in San Francisco, California on June 28, 2015.

    Though some called the Supreme Court's ruling on marriage equality a sad day for America, this writer can think of plenty of sadder days.

  • Let's make Obamacare better for business Wednesday, 1 Jul 2015 | 12:10 PM ET
    Supporters of the Affordable Care Act celebrate after the Supreme Court up held the law, in Washington June 25, 2015.

    The Supreme Court affirmed Obamacare. Again. Here are ways to make it better for business, one attorney says.

  • Will Obama head to Cuba? Wednesday, 1 Jul 2015 | 11:15 AM ET
    Will Obama head to Cuba?

    CNBC's John Harwood reports on the latest statements made by President Obama regarding diplomatic relations with Cuba.

  • Colleges brace as top court weighs race in admissions Wednesday, 1 Jul 2015 | 10:35 AM ET
    The U.S. Supreme Court Building in Washington.

    After SCOTUS said it would revisit an affirmative action case, colleges expressed concerns about the potential costs of replacing diversity programs.

  • Obama: 'Feeling pretty good' about health care Wednesday, 1 Jul 2015 | 3:19 AM ET

    NASHVILLE, Tenn.— Fresh off a Supreme Court victory, President Barack Obama said Wednesday that he's "feeling pretty good" about the state of his health care law and pleaded for bipartisan cooperation on ways to make it work even better. The state's Republican governor, Bill Haslam, tried to expand Medicaid under the health care law to cover more than 200,000 state...

  • Indiana's religious freedom bill among host of new laws Wednesday, 1 Jul 2015 | 3:05 AM ET

    ATLANTA— Just days after a historic U.S. Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage, Indiana's religious freedom law took effect Wednesday amid an ongoing national debate over gay rights and religious objections. Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which sparked protests and boycott threats earlier this year before being quickly revised, is...

  • Corporate America has more to do on LGBT equality Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015 | 1:04 PM ET
    Businesswoman with rainbow-patterned top

    Corporate America has made progress on inclusiveness, but there's more to do before workforce equality is a reality, says Kent Harvey.

  • WASHINGTON, June 30- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to take up a case that could weaken public sector unions, a challenge by 10 nonunion public school teachers who say California's requirement that they pay the equivalent of union dues violates their free speech rights. Unions, including the California Teachers Association, had urged the court not to...

  • Top court takes up case on public sector union dues Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015 | 11:18 AM ET
    The U.S. Supreme Court

    The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to take up a case that could weaken public sector unions.

  • Eliminating the race-wealth gap: Ex-NFL star Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015 | 11:12 AM ET
    Jack Brewer of the New York Giants in December, 2004

    To solve the race and wealth gap, the country must focus on "fair capitalism," says former NFL safety Jack Brewer.

  • WASHINGTON, June 30- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to take up a case that could weaken public sector unions, a challenge by 10 non-union public school teachers who say California's requirement that they pay the equivalent of union dues violates their free speech rights. Teacher unions, including the California Teachers Association, urged the court...

  • WASHINGTON, June 30- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to take up a case that could weaken public sector unions, a challenge by 10 non-union public school teachers who say California's requirement that they pay the equivalent of union dues violates their free speech rights.

  • Justices take up dispute over union fees Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015 | 9:36 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Supreme Court will consider limiting the power of government employee unions to collect fees from non-members in a case that labor officials say could threaten membership and further weaken union clout. Detroit Board of Education case, but in a 5-4 opinion last year, Justice Samuel Alito called Abood "questionable on several grounds."

  • LONDON, June 30- In a rare defeat for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Supreme Court ordered it on Monday to reconsider whether the EPA's regulations on mercury and other toxic emissions from power plants are appropriate and necessary. While the EPA considered the costs and benefits of various regulatory options later in the rule-writing...

  • The Obamacare opportunity the GOP is missing Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015 | 7:41 AM ET
    Republican U.S. presidential candidate and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush formally announces his campaign for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination during a kickoff rally in Miami, Florida June 15, 2015.

    GOP presidential hopefuls are missing this key opportunity against Obamacare, the Fiscal Times reports.

  • WASHINGTON, June 29- The Supreme Court on Monday dealt a blow to a sweeping U.S. air pollution regulation aimed primarily at curbing emissions of mercury from coal-fired power plants by ruling that the Obama administration wrongly failed to consider compliance costs. "EPA is disappointed that the court did not uphold the rule, but this rule was issued more than...