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Law Legislation

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    In the absence of congressional action on climate change, the Senate is heading toward a much-watched vote on whether the Obama administration should be allowed to go ahead with regulations curtailing greenhouse gas emissions from power plants and other major polluters.

  • The likely final version of the financial regulation bill, if passed into law, will cause a credit crunch and stunt economic growth, primarily because of the derivative language in the bill, Sen. Judd Gregg, Rep.-NH, told CNBC Thursday.

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    Thousands of researchers presented studies at the recent cancer forum, but none more significant than those for patients with advanced melanoma.

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    Highre tax rates threaten to damage venture capital investment and to derail a key source of job growth. And no one in Congress, in either party, seems intent on doing much of anything to stop it.

  • Director of the National Economic Council Lawrence Summers (L) waits with U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke (R) for President Barack Obama to speak on his administration's plan on regulating the financial system in the East Room June 17, 2009 at the White House in Washington, DC.

    At a moment when many economists warn that the American economic recovery is likely to be imperiled by prolonged high unemployment and slow growth, President Obama is discovering that the tools available to him last year — a big economic stimulus and action by the Federal Reserve — are both now politically untenable. The NYT looks at the consequences.

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    There is no “quick fix” for cancer, no clear spot of light at the end of the tunnel. This cautious realization is that the fight against cancer is going to take more time than we thought.

  • Blanche Lincoln

    Wall Street officials, who have invested heavily in lobbying against the Lincoln amendment, are hoping Tuesday's Arkansas run-off race will be its death sentence.

  • Bernie Madoff

    Bernard Madoff, the author of the biggest Ponzi scheme in history, told inmates at the Butner prison where he is serving his 150 years jail sentence that his victims deserved what happened to them, because they were rich and greedy, according to an article in New York Magazine.

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    As Bob Marley music wailed in the next room, the makeshift clinic hummed along like an assembly line: Patients went in to see a doctor, paid $150 and walked out with a recommendation that they be allowed to buy and smoke medical marijuana.

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    A microbial product called HTP, derived from peat moss, could  "literally eat the oil" in the Gulf of Mexico, according to the CEO of a company that sells it.

  • Rod Blagojevich

    The corruption trial of Rod Blagojevich began Thursday, 18 months after authorities arrested him at home one morning and accused him of trying to sell the Senate seat that President Barack Obama had vacated for the White House.

  • President Barack Obama

    Seizing on a disastrous oil spill to advance his agenda, President Barack Obama on Wednesday called on Congress to roll back billions of dollars in tax breaks for oil and send him a clean-energy bill that would help the nation end its "fossil fuel addiction" for good.

  • Famed defense attorney Eddie Hayes may represent accused Ponzi Schemer/Investment Adviser Ken Starr.

  • President Barack Obama

    President Barack Obama says an independent commission investigating the Gulf oil spill will thoroughly examine the disaster and its causes to ensure that the nation never faces such a catastrophe again.

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    Gas prices could climb higher than $5 a gallon by 2012 and oil companies could move exploration to other countries if the Obama administration’s suspension of offshore drilling continues for six months, John Hofmeister, a BP consultant and former Shell executive told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Gary Kaminsky's call to action today: Stay small. Don't be afraid of cash. Here's why.

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    U.S. businesses sold $528 million in food products to Cuba last year, from small dairy farmers to multi- billion dollar agribusiness corporations. And they seem to have one thing in common:  mixing a little social messaging in with their sales.

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    Abolishing the mortgage-interest deduction enjoyed by some 75 million homeowners is a a way to “end the subsidization of too much debt,” which was  at the crux of the recent financial meltdown, a Cato Institute official told CNBC Friday.

  • Jamie Dimon

    Ten of JP Morgan & Chase's largest investors meet with CEO Jamie Dimon on Wednesday amid concerns of financial regulation and whether the company would  consider buying back stock or raising its dividend.

  • E. Coli

    Although the federal government and the beef and produce industries have known about the risk posed by these other dangerous strains of E. coli for years, regulators have taken few concrete steps to directly address it or even measure the scope of the problem.