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  • Top court takes up case on public sector union dues Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015 | 11:18 AM ET
    The U.S. Supreme Court

    The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to take up a case that could weaken public sector unions.

  • Eliminating the race-wealth gap: Ex-NFL star Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015 | 11:12 AM ET
    Jack Brewer of the New York Giants in December, 2004

    To solve the race and wealth gap, the country must focus on "fair capitalism," says former NFL safety Jack Brewer.

  • WASHINGTON, June 30- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to take up a case that could weaken public sector unions, a challenge by 10 non-union public school teachers who say California's requirement that they pay the equivalent of union dues violates their free speech rights. Teacher unions, including the California Teachers Association, urged the court...

  • WASHINGTON, June 30- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to take up a case that could weaken public sector unions, a challenge by 10 non-union public school teachers who say California's requirement that they pay the equivalent of union dues violates their free speech rights.

  • LONDON, June 30- In a rare defeat for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Supreme Court ordered it on Monday to reconsider whether the EPA's regulations on mercury and other toxic emissions from power plants are appropriate and necessary. While the EPA considered the costs and benefits of various regulatory options later in the rule-writing...

  • The Obamacare opportunity the GOP is missing Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015 | 7:41 AM ET
    Republican U.S. presidential candidate and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush formally announces his campaign for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination during a kickoff rally in Miami, Florida June 15, 2015.

    GOP presidential hopefuls are missing this key opportunity against Obamacare, the Fiscal Times reports.

  • WASHINGTON, June 29- The Supreme Court on Monday dealt a blow to a sweeping U.S. air pollution regulation aimed primarily at curbing emissions of mercury from coal-fired power plants by ruling that the Obama administration wrongly failed to consider compliance costs. "EPA is disappointed that the court did not uphold the rule, but this rule was issued more than...

  • Coal stocks rally on ruling Monday, 29 Jun 2015 | 1:17 PM ET
    Coal stocks rally on ruling

    CNBC's Hampton Pearson reports on 3 rulings by the Supreme Court, regarding hazardous pollutants, the death penalty and congressional redistricting.

  • WASHINGTON/ SAN FRANCISCO, June 29- Oracle Corp won a major legal victory on Monday in a closely watched copyright case involving the company's Java programming language as the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear Google Inc's appeal. The decision upholds a ruling that allows Oracle to seek licensing fees for the use of some of the Java language.

  • WASHINGTON, June 29- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday invalidated a key Obama administration environmental regulation aimed at limiting emissions of mercury and other hazardous pollutants mainly from coal-fired power plants. The court sent the case back to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, which will then ask the EPA to reconsider...

  • SCOTUS rules against EPA in pollution case Monday, 29 Jun 2015 | 10:49 AM ET
    SCOTUS rules against EPA in pollution case

    CNBC's Hampton Pearson reports on the outcome of the Supreme Court ruling against the EPA in the pollution case.

  • Court rules against Obama administration in EPA case Monday, 29 Jun 2015 | 10:43 AM ET
    The U.S. Supreme Court Building in Washington.

    The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Monday that the Obama administration failed to consider costs when deciding to regulate mercury pollution.

  • WASHINGTON, June 29- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected bids by BP Plc and Anadarko Petroleum Corp to avoid penalties under federal pollution law in connection with the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The high court left in place a June 2014 ruling by the New Orleans- based 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which said the companies were liable for civil...

  • WASHINGTON, June 29- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected bids by BP Plc and Anadarko Petroleum Corp to avoid penalties under federal pollution law in connection with the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

  • Clerks can refuse gay marriage: Texas official Monday, 29 Jun 2015 | 7:45 AM ET
    A person with Equality Beyond Gender holds a 'marriage pride flag' outside the U.S. Supreme Court, January 9, 2015 in Washington.

    County clerks who object to gay marriage can refuse to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, the Texas Attorney General said on Sunday.

  • ANN ARBOR, Mich., June 26- From renaming an ice cream flavor to flying the gay movement's rainbow flag, many American corporations celebrated Friday's U.S. Supreme Court decision to legalize same-sex marriage and said it made good sense for their businesses. "We applaud today's U.S. Supreme Court ruling on marriage equality, which will help families across the...

  • Hedge fund pros thrilled by gay marriage ruling Friday, 26 Jun 2015 | 3:27 PM ET
    Founder and president of the Elliot Management Corp., Paul Singer, speaks during The New York Times DealBook Conference on Dec. 11, 2014, in New York City.

    Hedge fund managers like Paul Singer, Dan Loeb and Seth Klarman have been big backers of gay marriage in recent years.

  • San Francisco celebrates gay marriage ruling Friday, 26 Jun 2015 | 2:08 PM ET
    San Francisco celebrates gay marriage ruling

    California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom, provides perspective on the economic impact of legalizing gay marriage.

  • Same-sex ruling & employee benefits Friday, 26 Jun 2015 | 2:04 PM ET
    Same-sex ruling & employee benefits

    Insight to the impact to health coverage and the business community after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled same-sex couples can get married in all 50 states, with Todd Solomon, McDermott Will & Emery.

  • Supreme Court's landmark same-sex ruling Friday, 26 Jun 2015 | 2:03 PM ET
    Supreme Court's landmark same-sex ruling

    The U.S. Supreme Court ruled same-sex couples can get married in all 50 states. CNBC's Hampton Pearson provides insight to the ruling.