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  • WASHINGTON, March 29- The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday threw out a ruling that upheld a New York law barring retailers from charging more to buy with credit, sending the case back to a lower court to decide as a free speech issue not as pricing regulation. The justices returned the matter to the New York- based 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which upheld the law in...

  • WASHINGTON, March 27- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday struggled over whether to upend nearly 30 years of law governing patent lawsuits that critics say allows often-baseless litigants to sue in friendly courts, giving them the upper hand over high-technology companies such as Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc's Google. The justices heard an hour of arguments in an...

  • WASHINGTON, March 27- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a bid by retailers to revive a $7.25 billion antitrust settlement they reached with Visa Inc and Mastercard Inc over claims the card networks improperly fixed credit and debit card fees. The brief Supreme Court order noted that Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Samuel Alito did not...

  • WASHINGTON, March 24- The Federal Reserve's willingness to accept higher inflation is not an effort to "make up" for weak price increases in recent years, but to ensure its 2 percent target is viewed credibly, San Francisco Fed President John Williams said on Friday. After years of seeing inflation run below its target, the U.S. central bank wants to avoid any...

  • WASHINGTON, March 23- The Federal Reserve has begun preparing the public and markets for higher inflation, but has left unanswered the question of how high inflation might go and for how long. A new research paper from economists at the Fed's Washington- based Board of Governors suggests that policymakers should allow prices to rise by around 3.0 percent...

  • WASHINGTON, March 23- The Federal Reserve has begun preparing the public and markets for higher inflation, but has left unanswered the question of how high inflation might go and for how long? A new research paper from economists at the Fed's Washington- based Board of Governors suggests that policymakers should allow prices to rise by around 3.0 percent...

  • March 22- The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that basic elements in cheerleader uniform designs merit copyright protection, handing a victory to the top American maker of the garments in a decision with serious implications for the fashion industry. The justices ruled 6-2 to uphold a lower court's 2015 ruling allowing a lawsuit by Varsity Brands Inc, the...

  • WASHINGTON— Lawmakers questioning Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch at his Senate confirmation are asking about something called "Chevron deference." But it is a legal concept Gorsuch has addressed as a judge on the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver since 2006.. The basic idea is that Congress writes laws that often aren't crystal clear.

  • WASHINGTON— The Supreme Court on Tuesday limited the president's power to temporarily fill vacant government posts while nominations are tied up in partisan political fights. The Federal Vacancies Reform Act says a person nominated for a post requiring Senate confirmation can't serve in the same position on a temporary basis. But he never won Senate...

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK March 15- The top U.S. derivatives regulator is planning to tap a federal prosecutor in Manhattan to oversee the agency's enforcement division, according to people familiar with the matter. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, is slated to become enforcement director of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission next month, the...

  • Supreme Court Nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch stands with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., February 1, 2017.

    The nation's top court is friendlier to business than any court since 1946. Neil Gorsuch is likely to make it even more so.

  • LA Mayor Eric Garcetti

    An outspoken critic of Trump throughout the campaign, LA Mayor Eric Garcetti is now looking for common ground.

  • Jan 20- U.S. stocks rose amid gains across sectors on Friday as Donald Trump gets set to become the 45th president of the United States. Trump will be sworn in by U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts in Washington. "There is a lot of optimism and renewed hope for better things to come," said Sean O'Hara, president of Pacer ETFs.

  • Jan 20- U.S. stocks rose amid gains across sectors on Friday as investors counted down to Donald Trump's inauguration as the 45th president of the United States. Trump, a New York businessman and former reality TV star, is scheduled to be sworn in around midday by U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts in Washington. Trump's campaign promises of tax and...

  • Jan 20- U.S. stocks looked set to advance on Friday, with investors counting down to Donald Trump's inauguration as the 45th president of the United States. Trump, a New York businessman and former reality TV star, is scheduled to be sworn in around midday by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts in Washington. "All eyes will be on the content and style of Trump's...

  • Jan 20- U.S. stock index futures treaded water on Friday ahead of Donald Trump's inauguration as the 45th U.S. *Futures also got a lift after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen backed her stance for gradual interest rate increases on Thursday. *Trump, a New York businessman and former reality TV star, is scheduled to be sworn in around midday by Supreme Court Chief...

  • The basis of the argument for change is that people are making much more digital data available about themselves to businesses, and that data can contain clues that would lead to authorities disrupting attacks in the United States or on U.S. interests abroad. "A lot of it is unrecognizable from a Fourth Amendment perspective," said Orin Kerr, a former federal...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 5- A federal appeals court on Monday brought to an end President Barack Obama's bid to overturn a ruling that threatens to gut his signature healthcare law by putting the case on hold until after President-elect Donald Trump, who aims to repeal Obamacare, takes office. But the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit agreed to a...

  • Chief Executive John Roberts said on Tuesday he expected online businesses to be the big winners of this week's Black Friday, a U.S. shopping tradition that has been adopted in Britain in the past few years. AO World said it more than doubled its earnings in Britain in the six months through September, offsetting a loss in continental Europe, and is stretching the...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 8- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday indicated it could allow Miami to pursue lawsuits accusing major banks of predatory mortgage lending to black and Hispanic home buyers resulting in loan defaults that drove down city tax revenues and property values. In September 2015, the Atlanta- based 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a lower...