Law Legislation

  • Dec 8- Washington state filed an environmental lawsuit on Thursday against agricultural company Monsanto Co seeking damages and cleanup costs associated with the company's production of PCBs, the state's attorney general said. The lawsuit- against Monsanto and two of its splinter companies, Solutia Inc and Pharmacia LLC- seeks compensation for damages to...

  • BRUSSELS, Dec 8- The European Union began legal action on Thursday against Germany, Britain and five other member states for failing to police emissions test cheating by carmakers after the Volkswagen diesel scandal. Germany, Britain, Spain and Luxembourg stand accused of failing to impose the kind of penalties Volkswagen has faced in the United States over...

  • BRUSSELS, Dec 8- The European Union began legal action on Thursday against Germany, Britain and five other member states for failing to police emissions test cheating by carmakers after the Volkswagen diesel scandal. Germany, Britain, Spain and Luxembourg stand accused of failing to impose the kind of penalties Volkswagen has faced in the United States over...

  • BRUSSELS, Dec 8- The European Union started legal action on Thursday against seven countries including Germany and Britain for failing to police emissions test cheating by carmakers after the Volkswagen scandal. Amid mounting frustration in Brussels over what it sees as governments colluding with the powerful car industry, the European Commission is...

  • Hillary Clinton says fake news is an "epidemic" and "a danger that must be addressed and addressed quickly." Clinton is on Capitol Hill for a portrait unveiling in honor of retiring Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid. Hillary Clinton has made her first trip to the Capitol complex since her presidential election loss to Donald Trump.

  • BRUSSELS, Dec 8- The European Union started legal action on Thursday against seven countries including Germany and Britain for failing to police emissions test cheating by carmakers after the Volkswagen scandal. Amid mounting frustration in Brussels over what it sees as governments colluding with the powerful car industry, the European Commission is...

  • LONDON— The drama of Britain's exit from the European Union was being acted out this week on two of London's grandest stages: the Supreme Court and the House of Commons chamber. Inside the Supreme Court building, lawyers and judges on Thursday wrapped up four days of hearings about who has the power to trigger the EU exit— lawmakers or the government.

  • CHICAGO, Dec 8- The Great Recession took any number of wrecking balls to the retirement security of American workers, including wages and pension benefits, home equity and savings. The recession pushed the U.S. part-time labor force to 20.1 percent in January 2010 from just under 17 percent, and it remains high today at 18.3 percent of the workforce, according to...

  • President-Elect Donald Trump speaks at event at Carrier HVAC plant in Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S., December 1, 2016.

    Corporate executives across America has read the writing on the wall: It is time to hunker down as Trump seeks to fulfill campaign pledges.

  • BRUSSELS, Dec 8- The European Union opened legal action on Thursday against seven nations including Germany and Britain for failing to police emissions cheating by carmakers after the Volkswagen scandal. Germany, Britain, Spain and Luxembourg stand accused of not imposing the same kind of penalties VW faced in the United States over its use of illegal...

  • WASHINGTON— Congress sent legislation to President Barack Obama that could make it easier to get tickets to popular shows, sports events and concerts. The Senate passed the bill last month. "Hamilton" producer Jeffrey Seller testified at a Senate hearing in September.

  • Wells Fargo is due to be deemed a bank that "needs to improve" under the Community Reinvestment Act, a law meant to promote lending to poor neighborhoods. Wells Fargo has struggled since September to overcome its admission that employees wrongly created as many as 2 million accounts without customer authorization. Wells Fargo may win an appeal to the downgrade...

  • Wells Fargo is due to be deemed a bank that "needs to improve" under the Community Reinvestment Act, a law meant promote fair lending. Wells Fargo has struggled since September to overcome its admission that employees wrongly created as many as 2 million accounts without customer authorization. Wells Fargo may win an appeal to the downgrade through an...

  • *Most lawmakers supported Britain staying in the European Union. LONDON, Dec 7- While the British government tries to prevent parliament from having to pass a law to trigger the country's exit from the European Union, Reuters research indicates the lower house would in fact support it, based on lawmakers' recent statements. The government is challenging that...

  • Michigan's city of Flint, struggling with lead-tainted water, gets some financial relief in the legislation and so does southern Louisiana, hard hit by flooding this past summer. And New York City is getting far less money than it requested for the costs of providing security around Trump Tower in Manhattan. The GOP used the stopgap spending bill to put him on a...

  • Wells Fargo is due to be deemed a bank that "needs to improve" under the Community Reinvestment Act, a law meant to promote lending to poor neighborhoods. Wells Fargo has struggled since September to overcome its admission that employees wrongly created as many as 2 million accounts without customer authorization. Wells Fargo may win an appeal to the downgrade...

  • DENVER— Hoping to preserve its marijuana law under the next president, Colorado is planning a slate of legislation designed to crack down on pot that is grown legally but then sold on the black market. Colorado allows medical pot patients to grow up to 99 plants, far beyond other marijuana states, and it also allows recreational users to group their allotted six...

  • Wells Fargo is due to be deemed a bank that "needs to improve" under the Community Reinvestment Act, a law meant promote fair lending. Wells Fargo has struggled since September to overcome its admission that employees wrongly created as many as 2 million accounts without customer authorization. Wells Fargo may win an appeal to the downgrade through an...

  • Why worry about buying health insurance when President-elect Donald Trump plans to dump the requirement that most Americans get coverage? "The real risk is something will happen to you, and you won't be able to get care or go broke trying to pay for it," said Karen Pollitz, a senior fellow at the nonprofit Kaiser Family Foundation. Shoppers have until Dec. 15 to buy...

  • Elaine Nekritz of Northbrook, a member of the coalition, says the so-called Exelon bill will mean more jobs, savings for electricity customers, cleaner air and energy efficiency. Rauner signed the law in Port Byron this morning and plans to repeat the process in Clinton this afternoon. The events symbolize the importance of the plan's $235 million- a-year...