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  • 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...

  • Business Highlights Wednesday, 8 Oct 2014 | 5:56 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Workers who fill customer orders for Internet retailer Amazon might be out of luck in their quest to be paid for time they spend going through security checkpoints each day. Several Supreme Court justices expressed doubts Wednesday during arguments over whether federal law entitles workers to compensation for security measures to prevent...

  • 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.

  • Court hears dispute over pay for security checks Wednesday, 8 Oct 2014 | 3:09 AM ET

    Several Supreme Court justices expressed doubts Wednesday during arguments over whether federal law entitles workers to compensation for security measures to prevent employee theft. The Supreme Court has previously ruled that workers must be paid for time putting on protective gear for work, but not for time waiting to take it off. The latest dispute...

  • 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...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 2- The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday said it would consider whether a Muslim woman denied a job at an Abercrombie& Fitch Co clothing store because she wears a head scarf was required to specifically request a religious accommodation. The nine justices agreed to hear an appeal filed in the closely watched case by the U.S. Equal Employment...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 2- The U.S. Supreme Court is set to decide in a case coming from Idaho whether private medical providers can sue a state in order to raise Medicaid reimbursement rates to deal with rising medical costs. Medicaid is a federal health insurance program for lower-income people that is administered by the states. Idaho's lawyers say that in order to...