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  • The 2-1 decision by the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals revived a lawsuit by Varsity Brands Inc, one of the largest U.S. makers of cheerleader uniforms, that accused rival Star Athletica LLC of infringing five of its designs. District Judge Robert Cleland in Memphis, Tennessee. Circuit Judge David McKeague dissented and urged Congress or the Supreme Court to...

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, July 30- The U.S. Justice Department asked the Supreme Court on Thursday to reverse a federal appellate court's insider trading ruling, calling it a "roadmap" for potential criminals that undermined efforts to ensure the "integrity of the security markets." Solicitor General Donald Verrilli filed a petition seeking review of a December...

  • Insider trading case gets taken to Supreme Court Thursday, 30 Jul 2015 | 11:14 AM ET
    Insider trading case gets taken to Supreme Court

    U.S. takes insider trading case to the Supreme Court. CNBC's Kate Kelly reports the details.

  • Is there a conflict of interest at Supreme Court? Tuesday, 21 Jul 2015 | 1:02 PM ET
    U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, from left, stands with fellow justices Anthony Kennedy, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer and Elena Kagan.

    Rulings by justices with a potential financial interest in the outcome of the cases raise new questions about the credibility of the court.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, July 17- When the U.S. Supreme Court upheld same-sex weddings in the same week that South Carolina debated keeping a controversial Civil War battle flag, Twitter user zxTomatoez posted "Gay marriage and the Confederate flag going down everywhere. In the race for the White House in 2016, election campaigns rely on such research to help them tailor...

  • NEW YORK, July 16- The Supreme Court was definitive in its decision to legalize gay marriage nationwide, but what is far from clear is whether U.S. companies must offer corporate benefits to same-sex spouses. In a Reuters survey of 60 large U.S. employers, nearly half said they were already providing benefits to same-sex spouses before the Supreme Court ruling...

  • UPDATE 1-U.S. agency sues UPS for religious discrimination Wednesday, 15 Jul 2015 | 12:37 PM ET

    NEW YORK, July 15- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has sued United Parcel Service Inc, accusing the world's largest package delivery company of discriminating against male employees who wore beards or long hair because of their religion. The lawsuit was filed 1-1/ 2 months after the U.S. Supreme Court revived a discrimination lawsuit against...

  • July 14- A Wal-Mart Stores Inc employee sued the retailer on Tuesday, saying its prior policy of denying health insurance to the spouses of gay employees violated gender discrimination laws. Wal-Mart, the largest private U.S. employer, began offering health insurance benefits to same-sex spouses last year, after the U.S. Supreme Court in 2013 struck down part of...

  • July 14- A Wal-Mart Stores Inc employee sued the retailer on Tuesday, saying its prior policy of denying health insurance benefits to the spouses of gay employees violated gender discrimination laws. Wal-Mart, the largest private U.S. employer, began offering health insurance benefits to same-sex spouses last year, after the Supreme Court in 2013 struck down...

  • Stop fighting it. Obamacare is here to stay Friday, 10 Jul 2015 | 12:39 PM ET
    Supporters of the Affordable Care Act celebrate as the opinion for health care is reported outside the Supreme Court in Washington, June 25, 2015.

    The Supreme Court ruled on Obamacare. Now, all the states need to fall in line, three House Dems say.

  • After marriage equality, how about the workplace? Tuesday, 7 Jul 2015 | 2:34 PM ET
    Workplace equality

    Let's harness the momentum of the gay-marriage ruling to build an inclusive business climate for everyone, says Justin Nelson.

  • Senator calls for a crackdown on 'dark money' Monday, 6 Jul 2015 | 1:11 PM ET
    Money Politics Government

    If Congress won't get tough on "dark money" in elections, President Obama should, says Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse.

  • Gay marriage doesn't break religious rules: Rabbis Friday, 3 Jul 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    Stuart Gaffney (L) and John Lewis, plaintiffs in the 2008 Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) case, celebrate while traveling along Market Street during the annual Gay Pride Parade in San Francisco, California on June 28, 2015.

    Some religious leaders said the Supreme Court’s decision for gay marriage violates the rules of traditional religion. Not true, these rabbis say.

  • I reject Bobby Jindal's views on gay rights: CEO Thursday, 2 Jul 2015 | 12:45 PM ET
    Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal.

    This CEO rejects Gov. Bobby Jindal's views on gay rights—and his allegations of a liberal conspiracy in Corporate America.

  • NASHVILLE, Tenn., July 1- Fresh from another Supreme Court validation of his landmark healthcare law, President Barack Obama visited healthcare hub Nashville, Tennessee on Wednesday to push state governments to expand the Medicaid health program for the poor. Without expansion, 6.9 million low-income Americans, including 292,000 in Tennessee, will not get...

  • Supreme Court ruling against a federal regulation aimed at cutting air pollution from power plants will limit growth for Cabot Corp and Calgon Carbon Corp, which make activated carbon used to curb mercury emissions. The tiny $80 million market for activated carbon could have shot up to $300 million- $350 million by 2017, analysts had said.

  • NASHVILLE, Tenn., July 1- Fresh from another Supreme Court validation of his landmark healthcare law, President Barack Obama visited healthcare hub Nashville, Tennessee on Wednesday to push state governments to expand the Medicaid health program for the poor. Without expansion, 6.9 million low-income Americans will not get Medicaid assistance, said the...

  • Gay marriage: A sad day for America? Wednesday, 1 Jul 2015 | 1:02 PM ET
    Stuart Gaffney (L) and John Lewis, plaintiffs in the 2008 Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) case, celebrate while traveling along Market Street during the annual Gay Pride Parade in San Francisco, California on June 28, 2015.

    Though some called the Supreme Court's ruling on marriage equality a sad day for America, this writer can think of plenty of sadder days.

  • Let's make Obamacare better for business Wednesday, 1 Jul 2015 | 12:10 PM ET
    Supporters of the Affordable Care Act celebrate after the Supreme Court up held the law, in Washington June 25, 2015.

    The Supreme Court affirmed Obamacare. Again. Here are ways to make it better for business, one attorney says.

  • Will Obama head to Cuba? Wednesday, 1 Jul 2015 | 11:15 AM ET
    Will Obama head to Cuba?

    CNBC's John Harwood reports on the latest statements made by President Obama regarding diplomatic relations with Cuba.