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  • WASHINGTON, Feb 12- The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed legislation on Friday broadening sanctions against North Korea, sending the measure to President Barack Obama to sign into law. Lawmakers said they wanted to make Washington's resolve clear to Pyongyang, but also to the United Nations and other governments- especially China, North...

  • LINCOLN, Neb.— The nation's only ban on meatpackers owning hogs has ended due to a new Nebraska law that allows processers to control the animals from birth to slaughter. Pete Ricketts signed the measure Thursday. They also criticized Smithfield Foods, a Chinese-owned pork processor that has quietly advocated for the bill and contributed to at least 20 state...

  • The FDA rules will require restaurants and other establishments that sell prepared foods and have 20 or more locations to post the calorie content of food "clearly and conspicuously" on their menus, menu boards and displays. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R- Wash., would leave the Food and Drug Administration rules requiring the labeling in place but make it easier for...

  • That question is now cleared for trial in France, after an appeals court there ruled that an aggrieved user can sue the social network over the issue. "If can't see the difference between an artistic masterpiece and a pornographic image, we in France." "It's another hole in the fabric, at least in Europe, when it comes to users' rights running counter to the way these...

  • Bill Shuster, R- Pa., said "transformational" change is needed because the FAA's air traffic modernization program is taking longer and costing more than anticipated. Both sides agree the delays and cost overruns have come partly because Congress has subjected the agency to shutdowns, furloughs and repeated short-term funding extensions.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 11- The U.S. House of Representatives will vote on Friday on legislation broadening sanctions against North Korea that is expected to pass with overwhelming support, sending the measure to the White House for President Barack Obama to sign into law. Ben Rhodes, his deputy national security adviser, said the White House would review the measure...

  • Senate panel to hear from U.S. antitrust bosses Thursday, 11 Feb 2016 | 6:03 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, Feb 11- The Senate Judiciary Committee's antitrust subcommittee will hear from the top U.S. antitrust bosses next month to discuss a wave of big mergers over the past year, according to a staffer briefed on the hearing. The Justice Department's Bill Baer, the assistant attorney general for the antitrust division, and Edith Ramirez, chairwoman of the...

  • President Barack Obama on Thursday called the Supreme Court's decision to delay implementation of his administration's Clean Power Plan "unusual" and expressed confidence that the White House would prevail. The Supreme Court on Tuesday delivered a blow to the plan, the centerpiece of Obama's climate change policy and backbone of his administration's...

  • President Barack Obama on Thursday called the Supreme Court's decision to delay implementation of his administration's Clean Power Plan "unusual" and expressed confidence that the White House would prevail. Obama said the Supreme Court had in fact required the Environmental Protection Agency to regulate carbon emissions under the Clean Air Act if they...

  • President Barack Obama will sign into law a bill that will strengthen trade enforcement rules and provide new tools to address currency manipulation, the White House said on Thursday.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 11- Goldman Sachs Group Inc has reached a $27.5 million settlement of a class-action lawsuit accusing it of defrauding investors in subprime mortgage debt that some U.S. senators blamed for helping cause the 2008 financial crisis. It resolves claims by the Dodona I LLC hedge fund and other investors that Goldman structured the Hudson Mezzanine...

  • The island's top adviser, Jim Millstein, and one of its key creditors, Nader Tavakoli, chief executive officer of Ambac Financial, traded barbs during a panel on Puerto Rico's financial future. Puerto Rico, currently, cannot use U.S. bankruptcy law to work out its debt problems, but it is lobbying federal lawmakers for access to it or something similar.

  • Goldman in $27.5 mln settlement over Hudson CDOs Thursday, 11 Feb 2016 | 3:26 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Feb 11- Goldman Sachs Group Inc has reached a $27.5 million settlement of a class-action lawsuit accusing it of defrauding investors in subprime mortgage offerings that some U.S. senators faulted after investigating causes of the 2008 financial crisis. The preliminary settlement was filed on Thursday in Manhattan federal court, and requires a...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 11- The U.S. Senate on Thursday passed legislation placing a permanent ban on states' taxing Internet access, sending the measure to President Barack Obama for signing into law. By a vote of 75-20, the Senate gave final approval to a bill toughening enforcement of U.S. duties on foreign goods, which contains the permanent extension of the "Internet...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 11- Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump said on Thursday he has settled a $500 million lawsuit against Spanish-language television network Univision Communications Inc over its decision not to broadcast the Miss Universe and Miss USA pageants. Terms of the settlement were not disclosed. Trump, a billionaire real estate mogul...

  • STORRS, Conn.— The standard textbook for Fundamentals of General Chemistry I at the University of Connecticut has a list price of $303. For students who use the version professor Edward Neth is preparing for the fall semester, the cost will be zero. The movement has made rapid gains over the past year, often driven by students, such as UConn activists who sparked a...

  • BALTIMORE— A lawyer representing three former employees of celebrity chef Bryan Voltaggio says they're settling their federal lawsuit alleging wage violations. Baltimore attorney Benjamin Davis declined to discuss terms of the settlement revealed in a U.S. District Court document Thursday. The former line cooks filed the lawsuit in September,...

  • PROVIDENCE, R.I.— Medical marijuana advocates are opposing an annual $350- per-plant fee that Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo wants to impose on some growers as part of her budget plan. Patients who grow marijuana for themselves would pay a $150 annual fee for each plant, while registered caregivers and cultivators who grow it for multiple patients would pay $350...

  • PARIS— Two top Uber executives appeared Thursday in court in charges that could send them to prison and offer the ride-hailing company one of its most serious legal challenges to date in France. But it continues to operate in France despite repeated strikes and sometimes violent tensions with taxi drivers, and is not outlawed entirely as it is in Spain and Italy.

  • Committee chairman Paul Murphy, a Labour member of the House of Lords, said the bill had many positive features, but the government "has a significant amount of further work to do before Parliament can be confident that the provisions have been fully thought through." Earlier this week another group of lawmakers, the Intelligence and Security Committee, said the...