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  • Exxon Mobil wins a round in climate litigation

    DALLAS— Exxon Mobil Corp. won an early round Wednesday in its fight against regulators over whether the oil giant covered up what it knew about climate change. Officials in New York and Massachusetts also issued subpoenas. Exxon is seeking to have the Massachusetts subpoena thrown out but has not yet challenged New York's.

  • Repairing power lines, electricity, energy

    Energy Transfer Equity shares spiked 4 percent after it officially pulled out of a $33 billion merger deal with the Williams Companies.

  • June 29- Energy Transfer Equity walked away from its more than $20 billion takeover of Williams Cos Inc on Wednesday after months of lawsuits and heated arguments between the rival pipeline companies. A Delaware judge ruled last week that ETE could terminate the deal after Tuesday over tax issues that were raised by the company's lawyers.

  • Volkswagen

    Volkswagen U.S.-listed shares jumped nearly 2 percent after reaching a $15 billion settlement for a diesel engine scandal.

  • NEW YORK, June 28- Investors suing Brazil's state-run oil firm Petrobras to recoup billions of dollars in losses argued on Tuesday that the arrests and plea deals of top company executives prove that it knew of a massive bribery and political kickback scheme. District Judge Jed Rakoff in Manhattan to rule, ahead of a trial set for Sept. 19, on claims that the company...

  • WILMINGTON, Del., June 28- Jeffrey Katzenberg, DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc's chief executive, has been hit with a proposed class action lawsuit over what a minority shareholder called an "extraordinarily valuable" side deal he struck as part of the $3.8 billion sale of the studio to Comcast Corp.. Monday's class action complaint by Ann Arbor City Employees...

  • WASHINGTON, June 28- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to hear appeals by Visa Inc, Mastercard Inc and several U.S. banks seeking to throw out lawsuits claiming they conspired to inflate the prices of ATM access fees in violation of antitrust law. The high court will hear the companies' bid to overturn an August 2015 ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the...

  • WASHINGTON, June 28- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to weigh Venezuela's bid to block a lawsuit filed by an American oil drilling company that claims the South American country unlawfully seized 11 drilling rigs six years ago. The high court will review a May 2015 ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit that allowed one of...

  • High court will hear appeal over high ATM fees

    WASHINGTON— The Supreme Court will hear an appeal from Visa and MasterCard seeking to throw out a lawsuit accusing the credit card companies of illegally fixing ATM prices. The justices on Tuesday agreed to review an appeals court ruling that said the antitrust case against the companies and three major banks could go forward. A group of consumers and...

  • WASHINGTON, June 28- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to hear appeals by Visa Inc, Mastercard Inc and several U.S. banks seeking to throw out lawsuits claiming they conspired to inflate the prices of ATM access fees in violation of antitrust law.

  • WASHINGTON, June 28- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to weigh Venezuela's bid to block a lawsuit filed by an American oil drilling company that claims the South American country illegally seized 11 drilling rigs six years ago.

  • The U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.

    A Supreme Court decision to overturn the conviction of a former governor may have far-reaching effects for politics, the Fiscal Times reports.

  • A billboard funded by Airbnb shows opposition to Proposition F in downtown San Francisco, California.

    Two years ago, San Francisco and Airbnb drafted a law that allowed Airbnb to operate widely there. Now, the start-up is suing over whether it should have to help enforce the law.

  • A worker tests a red 2016 Volkswagen AG Golf TDI emissions certification vehicle inside the California Air Resources Board Haagen-Smit Laboratory in El Monte, California.
    US files Volkswagen settlement, details buybacks

    Volkswagen has agreed to a settlement worth more than $15.3 billion, according to a court document and a source briefed on the matter.

  • Viacom's 'Game of Thrones': Gabelli
    Viacom's 'Game of Thrones': Gabelli

    Mario Gabelli, Gamco Investors CEO, weighs in on the battle over Viacom's board.

  • Payback for VW's emission scandal
    Payback for VW's emission scandal

    Volkswagen will pay up to settle its emissions-cheating scandal, reports CNBC's Phil LeBeau.

  • VW agrees to nearly $15 billion settlement
    VW agrees to nearly $15 billion settlement

    Volkswagen will pay up to settle its emissions-cheating scandal, and Lyft has settled litigation with its former COO, reports CNBC's Dominic Chu.

  • VANCOUVER, June 27- China CITIC Bank Corp Ltd has launched a Canadian lawsuit to try to seize the assets of a Chinese citizen the bank claims took out a multi-million dollar loan in China then fled to Canada, the lender's Vancouver- based lawyer said on Monday. The bank is looking to seize numerous Vancouver- area homes, valued at some C $7.3 million, along with other...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, June 27- Rival ride services Uber and Lyft have settled high stakes litigation involving two of their top executives, court filings show, in advance of a trial that could have aired sensitive details about both companies. Lyft and its former chief operating officer Travis VanderZanden ended litigation in a California state court in which Lyft...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, June 27- Rival ride services Uber and Lyft have settled high stakes litigation involving their top executives, court filings show, in advance of a trial that could have aired sensitive details about both companies. Lyft and its former chief operating officer Travis VanderZanden settled litigation in a California state court in which Lyft...