NEW YORK, March 5- Same-sex couples have a new right to celebrate in April, when they can file joint federal tax returns for the first time. It might actually make sense for some couples to stay asunder in the eyes of the Internal Revenue Service, even though the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act in June 2013.» Read More
Hispanic America is celebrating Saturday’s swearing-in of Sonia Sotomayor as a Supreme Court Justice. African-Americans are happy that both the Attorney General of the United States and the man in the Oval Office are black like them. And much of Caucasian Nation is breathing a self-satisfied sigh of relief because diversity has flowered and our country’s long-standing, race problems are behind us.
The Senate Judiciary Committee has voted to approve Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor to be the first Hispanic justice.
Though Sonia Sotomayor is widely expected to win confirmation to the US Supreme Court, the business community is still wondering just what kind of justice she'll be
Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor defended herself Tuesday against charges that her speeches and rulings show racial bias, telling a Senate panel vetting her nomination that critics had misunderstood her record.
In fewer than 45 days each, General Motors and Chrysler swept through government-sponsored sales in bankruptcy court — quick tours that most people in the legal community thought impossible not long ago.
It's been a tumultuous summer for DVR service TiVo, with a handful of court rulings that have sent the stock bouncing all over the place. The latest news is sending the stock down.
President Obama's approval rating eased by five points this spring as Americans worried about unemployment and the federal budget deficit, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.
Exxon Mobil was ordered Monday to pay about $500 million in interest on punitive damages for the Exxon Valdez oil spill off Alaska, nearly doubling the payout to Alaska Natives, fishermen, business owners and others harmed by the 1989 disaster.
Historic anti-smoking legislation sped to final congressional passage on Friday— after a bitter fight lasting nearly a half-century— and lawmakers and the White House quickly declared it would save the lives of thousands of smokers of all ages.
The Senate has voted to give the government extensive new powers to decide how tobacco companies will make and market their products. Supporters say that could spare millions from smoking addiction and premature death.
Chrysler and Italy's Fiat urged the US Supreme Court late Tuesday to move quickly on Chrysler's proposed sale to Fiat, saying their government-brokered deal could still unravel if it doesn't close by a June 15 deadline.
Chrysler headed back to bankruptcy court Tuesday to get a judge to approve the termination of 789 dealer franchises, while Chrysler's plan to become a stronger automaker partnered with Italy's Fiat awaits action by the nation's highest court.
With the Supreme Court on the cusp of deciding whether to approve or block the sale of Chrysler, the restructuring of GM's board of directors is a story that may be overlooked. That would be a mistake. The new GM board faces one of the largest challenges ever in American business.
No matter the media outlet, it's been nigh on impossible to miss the selection of Sonia Sotomayor as President Obama's nominee to replace Justice David Souter on the Supreme Court. One angle that hasn't been entirely explored, however, is that Obama essentially conducted the hiring process in the full glare of the public eye.
Following President Barack Obama's nomination of New York Appeals Court Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court, CNBC went to the experts for their opinons on the decision.
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The Supreme Court heard arguments on Tuesday in a case that could change the way big banks are regulated.
If you are divorced, remarried or have children from a previous relationship, make sure you have updated the beneficiary designation for your retirement plan at work.
Amidst the public outcry over compensation for AIG employees, some key facts have been obscured or overlooked. And the perspective of employees, including the AIG employees, seems to be missing from the discussion.
Under the stewardship of Chief Justice John Roberts, whose own background is largely in appellate litigation on behalf of corporate interests, business cases are a “growth area” of the Court’s docket.