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  • 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...

  • Several Supreme Court justices expressed doubts Wednesday that federal officials can legally take raisins away from farmers without full payment even if the goal is to help boost overall market prices. Two California farmers claim the program is prohibited by the Constitution, which forbids the taking of private property without "just compensation."

  • 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...

  • US OKs antitrust claims brewing from energy crisis Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 10:45 AM ET
    U.S. Supreme Court

    The Supreme Court ruled that a federal law governing the natural gas market does not shield energy companies from state antitrust claims.

  • 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...

  • WASHINGTON— The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that energy companies can be sued under state antitrust laws for illegally manipulating natural gas prices more than a decade ago during California's energy crisis. The Supreme Court agreed in an opinion by Justice Stephen Breyer, who wrote that the state claims at issue are directed at retail pricing within the...

  • WASHINGTON, April 21- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday 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...

  • WASHINGTON, April 20- Chiquita Brands International Inc will not have to face U.S. lawsuits by more than 4,000 Colombians accusing the fruit company of human rights violations after the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up the case. The court rejected an appeal filed by the plaintiffs, leaving intact a July 2014 ruling by the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of...

  • WASHINGTON, April 20- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday left intact the 2012 insider trading conviction of former Goldman Sachs Group Inc director Rajat Gupta. The court rejected Gupta's appeal of a March 2014 ruling by the New York- based 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that had upheld the conviction. The U.S. government used wiretap evidence to show that Gupta...

  • WASHINGTON— The Supreme Court has declined to disturb the conviction of a former Goldman Sachs and Procter& Gamble board member on charges of conspiracy and securities fraud. The justices had no comment Monday on their order rejecting Rajat Gupta's appeal of his 2012 conviction for feeding lucrative inside tips about Goldman to a billionaire hedge fund...

  • WASHINGTON, April 20- Chiquita Brands International Inc will not have to face U.S. lawsuits by more than 4,000 Colombians accusing the fruit company of human rights violations after the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up the case. The court rejected an appeal filed by the plaintiffs, leaving intact a July 2014 ruling by the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of...

  • WASHINGTON, April 20- If the U.S. Supreme Court blows up the tax subsidies at the heart of Obamacare in June, Republicans hope to deliver on their promise to offer an alternative healthcare plan. Two front-running Republican options at an early stage in Congress include a refundable tax credit that experts say is virtually the same thing as the Obamacare tax...