Legislation Regulations

  • RBS will pay $1.1 billion to resolve claims that it sold toxic mortgage-backed securities to credit unions that later failed.

  • They argue that the EPA overstepped its regulatory authority under the federal Clean Air Act when the agency issued rules to curb greenhouse emissions mainly from coal-fired power plants. Tuesday's highly anticipated arguments drew a crowd of hundreds at sunrise to watch the opponents face off against the EPA, 18 states and some supportive power companies.

  • MONTREAL, Sept 27- The value of ticket sales owed to foreign airlines in Nigeria has been reduced by over 50 percent since June, the International Air Transport Association said on Tuesday, adding it is making progress to recoup billions of dollars in revenues blocked by some countries. IATA last week requested anti-trust immunity from the United States to...

  • The Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington.

    Weatherford International Plc agreed to pay a $140 million penalty to settle charges that it inflated earnings using deceptive income tax accounting.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 27- A former Goldman Sachs Group Inc managing director and the bank have settled dueling lawsuits over his claim for legal fees stemming from probes into his alleged use of confidential U.S. Jiampietro had sued Goldman in July to force it to cover his legal expenses, then estimated at $450,000, for probes the Fed and the Financial Industry...

  • Major business and economic events scheduled for Wednesday:. WASHINGTON— Commerce Department releases durable goods for August, 8:30 a.m.. WASHINGTON— Federal Reserve Chair Yellen testifies to House Financial Services Committee about bank regulation, 10 a.m..

  • They argue that the EPA overstepped its regulatory authority under the federal Clean Air Act when the agency issued the rules, which the U.S. Supreme Court has put on hold while the case is litigated. "It's an invasion, in our estimation, of the state regulatory domain," Scott Pruitt, the Republican attorney general of Oklahoma, one of the states suing the EPA, said at a...

  • RAMAT GAN, Israel, Sept 27- In early 2013, a young Israeli businessman registered a web domain in London for a company called NRGbinary.com. While it was initially registered in Britain, NRGbinary was run from Israel and sold its products to clients in the Middle East, Canada and South Africa. Israeli regulators say they never looked at the company, or others like it,...

  • MANILA, Sept 27- OceanaGold Corp, the top gold producer in the Philippines, has not violated environmental regulations in the Southeast Asian country, its chief executive said on Tuesday. "There have been no environmental violations by OceanaGold," Mick Wilkes said in response to a Reuters email. OceanaGold was among the 20 mineral producers ordered to be...

  • Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte speaks during a presidential awarding ceremony.

    Filipino fishermen have complained of harassment by Chinese government boats in the Scarborough Shoal.

  • In this file photo, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un talks with officials at the ballistic rocket launch drill of the Strategic Force of the Korean People's Army (KPA) at an unknown location.

    The U.S. accused Dandong Hongxiang Industrial Development under regulations targeting proliferators of weapons of mass destruction.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 26- The U.S. Department of Labor filed an administrative lawsuit against Palantir Technologies on Monday, alleging that the data analytics and security company systematically discriminated against Asian job applicants. It raised $880 million in funding late last year, for a $20 billion valuation, and is considered one of Silicon Valley's...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 26- The U.S. Department of Labor on Monday filed an administrative lawsuit against Palantir Technologies, alleging the data analytics and security company systematically discriminated against Asian job applicants. It raised $880 million in funding late last year, for a $20 billion valuation, and is considered one of Silicon Valley's most...

  • SAN FRANCISCO— The U.S. Department of Labor has filed a lawsuit accusing a fast-growing Silicon Valley software company of systematically discriminating against Asian job applicants. Palantir Technologies was co-founded by prominent tech financier Peter Thiel, with backing from an investment arm of the CIA, and was recently valued at $20 billion.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 26- The U.S. Department of Labor on Monday filed an administrative lawsuit against Palantir Technologies, alleging the data analytics and security company systematically discriminated against Asian job applicants. It raised $880 million in funding late last year, for a $20 billion valuation, and is considered one of Silicon Valley's most...

  • ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— New Jersey gambling regulators and a Canadian Mohawk tribe are cracking down on illegal internet gambling by blocking unapproved sites from accepting bets from New Jersey and other U.S. states through a data center on tribal land. The company provides technical services to data centers and serves several New Jersey online gambling...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 26- The U.S. Department of Labor on Monday filed an administrative lawsuit against Palantir Technologies, alleging the data analytics and security company systematically discriminated against Asian job applicants. It raised $880 million in funding late last year, for a $20 billion valuation, and is considered one of Silicon Valley's most...

  • TOPEKA, Kan.— Stockholders have overwhelmingly approved the $12.2 billion sale of Topeka- based electric company Westar Energy to Missouri- based Great Plains Energy, the two firms announced Monday. "The combination makes really good sense for the region and our ratepayers," Charles Chandler IV, the chairman of Westar's board of directors, said after its meeting...

  • Senator Mark Warner, Democrat from Virginia

    Sen. Mark Warner asks the SEC to investigate whether Yahoo fulfilled obligations to inform the public about a hacking attack.

  • WASHINGTON— The Justice Department on Monday unsealed criminal charges against a China- based company and four of its executives for conspiring to evade U.S. economic sanctions that target North Korea's nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles programs. Also Monday, the Treasury Department blacklisted the same firm, Dandong Hongxiang Industrial...