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  • WASHINGTON, March 4- The U.S. Supreme Court appeared sharply divided on ideological lines on Wednesday as it tackled a second major challenge to President Barack Obama's healthcare law, with Justice Anthony Kennedy emerging as a likely swing vote in a ruling. Conservatives Antonin Scalia and Samuel Alito asked questions sympathetic to the challengers.

  • Ruling could kill Obamacare  Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 1:18 PM ET

    The Supreme Court is hearing arguments in the health care case King v. Burwell over the Affordable Care Act's tax credits, with CNBC's Hampton Pearson.

  • Health insurers on the move  Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 11:54 AM ET

    The Supreme Court is hearing arguments in the health care case King v. Burwell. Insight to Justice Kennedy's remarks, and health care stocks on the move, with CNBC's Hampton Pearson.

  • Fierce challenges in King v. Burwell  Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 11:52 AM ET

    The Supreme Court is hearing arguments in the health care case King v. Burwell over whether the Affordable Care Act should allow the IRS to provide tax credits to individuals who purchase health insurance on a Federal exchange.

  • WASHINGTON, March 4- The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments on Wednesday on a second major challenge to President Barack Obama's healthcare law, but no clear majority was immediately apparent in the case that takes aim at a pivotal part of the statute providing tax subsidies to help people afford insurance. A couple of dozen demonstrators from the conservative...

  • Supreme Court: Alabama may try to justify railroad tax Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 10:23 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that Alabama should have the chance to justify a fuel sales tax that it assesses on railroads but not on competitors in the trucking and barge industries. Alabama officials said the tax system was fair because truckers already pay a different 19- cent per gallon tax on diesel fuel. Justice Clarence Thomas filed a...

  • WASHINGTON, March 4- The U.S. Supreme Court began hearing arguments on Wednesday on a second major legal attack on President Barack Obama's healthcare law, with conservative challengers taking aim at a pivotal part of the statute that authorizes tax subsidies to help people afford insurance. A couple of dozen demonstrators from the conservative Tea Party...

  • Will Supreme Court create a big mess for Obamacare? Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 9:42 AM ET
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    The latest Obamacare case before the Supreme Court is forcing justices to decide just how big a mess they are willing to create.

  • WASHINGTON, March 4- The U.S. Supreme Court will consider on Wednesday a second major legal attack on President Barack Obama's healthcare law, with conservative challengers taking aim at a pivotal part of the statute that authorizes tax subsidies to help people afford insurance. If the court rules against the Obama administration, up to 7.5 million people in at...

  • Justices sharply divided over health care law subsidies Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 3:05 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Supreme Court was sharply divided Wednesday in the latest challenge to President Barack Obama's health overhaul, this time over the tax subsidies that make insurance affordable for millions of Americans. The justices aggressively questioned lawyers on both sides of what Justice Elena Kagan called "this never-ending saga," the latest...

  • U.S. lawmakers gear up for Supreme Court Obamacare fray Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 1:00 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, March 4- War rooms of lawmakers and their aides in the U.S. Congress are working furiously to try to influence the Supreme Court's nine justices who will hear arguments on Wednesday on the future of President Barack Obama's landmark healthcare law. Senator John Barrasso of Wyoming, a member of the Republican leadership, is spearheading his party's...

  • WASHINGTON, March 4- The U.S. Supreme Court will consider on Wednesday a second major legal attack on President Barack Obama's healthcare law, with conservative challengers taking aim at a pivotal part of the statute that authorizes tax subsidies to help people afford insurance. If the court rules against the Obama administration, up to 7.5 million people in at...

  • RIO DE JANEIRO— Brazil's attorney general on Tuesday asked the nation's Supreme Court for permission to investigate 54 people, the majority top political figures, for alleged involvement in what prosecutors say is the country's largest corruption scandal yet uncovered. Attorney General Rodrigo Janot's request to the top court opens an expansive new phase...

  • WASHINGTON— Insurance coverage for millions of people is riding on the latest politically charged Supreme Court clash over President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. "This case is no less important to the future of the Affordable Care Act" than the court's decision in 2012, said Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of the University of California at Irvine law school.

  • US Supreme Court allows 'Amazon tax' challenge Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 1:13 PM ET

    The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that federal courts have the authority to rule in a dispute over Colorado's Internet tax law.

  • 7.5M policies at stake as Obamacare goes to court Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 10:30 AM ET
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    Obamacare goes to the Supreme Court on Wednesday in a challenge that could end coverage for 7.5 million people.

  • WASHINGTON— A unanimous Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that federal courts can hear a dispute over Colorado's Internet tax law. The ruling is a win for business groups that want to challenge the state's so-called "Amazon tax," which requires extensive reporting by out-of-state retailers that don't collect the state's 2.9 percent sales tax from Colorado...

  • March 3- The U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear a second major challenge to President Barack Obama's healthcare law on Wednesday, focusing on the issue of tax subsidies available through insurance exchanges set up under the statute. The Affordable Care Act, often called Obamacare, requires people who do not get health insurance through their employer, or the...

  • March 3- The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments on Wednesday in a second major challenge to President Barack Obama's healthcare law. -March 23, 2010: The Affordable Care Act, widely known as Obamacare, becomes law after a protracted debate in the U.S. Congress, with Democrats narrowly securing passage over unified Republican opposition.

  • March 3- When the U.S. Supreme Court takes up the new challenge to President Barack Obama's healthcare law on Wednesday, the justices will hear from two experienced attorneys with dueling views and contrasting styles. Solicitor General Donald Verrilli, 57, will defend the law for the Obama administration. "This was a train wreck for the Obama administration," CNN...