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  • "The diamondback terrapin is a natural treasure and integral part of our coastal landscape in New Jersey, and this action will help to ensure the species remains a feature of our natural landscape for generations to come." Though the terrapins have not been listed as endangered or threatened in New Jersey, the state Department of Environmental Protection...

  • NEW YORK, July 15- A U.S. judge on Friday dismissed some claims brought against General Motors by customers seeking compensation for a drop in vehicle resale values after a rash of safety recalls in 2014, including one for a faulty ignition switch. District Judge Jesse Furman in Manhattan federal court dismissed racketeering and some state-law claims, as well...

  • WASHINGTON— The State Department says that Chinese authorities have informed the U.S. they will bring a legal case against an American businesswoman who has been detained for more than a year. Spokeswoman Elizabeth Trudeau urged China on Friday to resolve the case of Sandy Phan-Gillis in a manner that respects international human rights.

  • WARSAW, July 15- Fitch affirmed Poland's A- rating with a stable outlook on Friday, saying reduced policy predictability under the Law and Justice party government was offset by the country's robust economic fundamentals and improving external finances. Fellow agency Moody's, which rates Poland one notch above Fitch at A2, cut its rating outlook to negative in...

  • NEW YORK, July 15- A U.S. judge on Friday dismissed some claims brought against General Motors by customers seeking to recoup vehicle values that they say were lost due to a rash of recalls in 2014, including one for a faulty ignition-switch. District Judge Jesse Furman in Manhattan federal court dismissed racketeering and some state-law claims, as well as...

  • NEW YORK, July 15- A U.S. judge on Friday dismissed some claims brought against General Motors by customers seeking to recoup vehicle values that they say were lost due to more than 70 recalls in 2014, including one for a faulty ignition-switch. District Judge Jesse Furman in Manhattan dismissed racketeering and some state-law claims, and said plaintiffs'...

  • In a decision that could end 15 years of litigation, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan said U.S. District Judge John Koeltl met a high legal standard in finding that borrowers whose mortgages had been owned or serviced by The Money Store and HomEq Servicing could not sue as a group. Borrowers accused The Money Store and HomEq of improperly charging...

  • But in the wake of Britain's vote to leave the European Union, BLP has frozen pay and bonuses until November. In an email to staff, its managing partner Lisa Mayhew said the reason was "political and financial uncertainty in the UK following the recent vote to leave the EU". Bank bosses have warned that Brexit represents a threat to London's role as a global financial...

  • WASHINGTON, July 14- The U.S. House of Representatives passed two pieces of legislation linked to the international nuclear agreement with Iran on Thursday, one year after the landmark pact was announced, defying President Barack Obama's veto threat. Voting largely along party lines, the Republican-controlled House voted 246 to 179 to pass a new set of...

  • WASHINGTON, July 14- Lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives introduced long-stalled legislation on Thursday that would make it a federal crime to share sexually explicit material of a person online without the subject's consent. The "Intimate Privacy Protection Act" is an effort several years in the making to combat the rise in recent years of "revenge...

  • Representative Peter DeFazio on Wednesday unveiled legislation to tax financial trades that will likely wither in Congress but could stoke partisan fires in the presidential election. When the Democratic Party gathers in Philadelphia for its national convention at the end of the month, it will adopt a platform that calls for taxing trades.

  • Representative Peter DeFazio on Wednesday unveiled legislation to tax financial trades that will likely wither in Congress but could stoke partisan fires in the presidential election. When the Democratic Party gathers in Philadelphia at the end of the month, it will adopt a platform that specifically calls for taxing trades. The legislation is supported...

  • Congress sent legislation to President Barack Obama on Thursday that would require most food packages to carry a text label, a symbol or an electronic code readable by smartphone that indicates whether the food contains genetically modified ingredients, or GMOs. The White House says Obama will sign the bill, which would pre-empt a Vermont law that kicked in...

  • NEW YORK— In a ruling the government suggested could hamper national security investigations, a federal appeals court Thursday said prosecutors cannot force Microsoft and other U.S. companies to turn over customer emails and other data stored on servers overseas. A three-judge panel of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously overturned a lower...

  • Illinois is the latest to consider a version of the legislation. Life insurance companies owned by Chicago- based Kemper Corp. are trying to block Florida's law, one of the nation's strongest, and are fierce opponents of Illinois' proposal, which was approved by state lawmakers but still needs Gov. In lawsuits against the Illinois State Treasurer and Florida's...

  • SALT LAKE CITY— Utah authorities likely will be among the first in the nation to be allowed to disable and crash drones for flying too close to wildfires after lawmakers approved legislation. Evan Vickers, R- Cedar City, said that while the bill does allow firefighters or law enforcement to shoot down a drone, he doubts they'd do so because the unmanned aircraft fly...

  • CANBERRA, Australia— With the dust still not settled from one of Australia's closest-ever elections, competing political factions have begun issuing demands— from banning Muslim immigration, scrapping a trade deal with China to imposing curbs on gambling— in return for supporting government legislation in the next Senate. The final makeup of a more...

  • July 13- A former Goldman Sachs Group Inc programmer who has spent seven years and incurred more than $8 million in bills fighting charges he stole computer code failed to persuade a Delaware judge to force the bank to advance some of his legal fees. Vice Chancellor J. Travis Laster of the Delaware Chancery Court ruled on Wednesday that Sergey Aleynikov did not...

  • Representative Peter DeFazio on Wednesday unveiled legislation to tax financial trades that will likely wither in Congress but could stoke partisan fires in the presidential election. When the Democratic Party gathers in Philadelphia for its national convention at the end of the month, it will adopt a platform that calls for taxing trades.

  • Representative Peter DeFazio on Wednesday unveiled legislation to tax financial trades that will likely wither in Congress but could stoke partisan fires in the presidential election. When the Democratic Party gathers in Philadelphia at the end of the month, it will adopt a platform that specifically calls for taxing trades. The legislation is supported...