A federal court put a gridlocked U.S. Congress, already wrestling with shrinking budgets, back in the debate over Yucca Mountain, the multibillion dollar nuclear waste site abandoned by the Obama administration.
Galleon Group LLC co-founder Raj Rajaratnam, at the center of largest crackdown on hedge-fund insider trading in U.S. history, didn’t take the witness stand as jurors heard one last wiretapped recording in his trial.
A group of Republican state attorneys general has declined to sign cooperation agreements with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, part of an escalating Republican revolt against the agency that began in the U.S. Congress.
McGraw Hill Financial Inc. and Standard & Poor’s asked a panel of judges to pack up 15 state lawsuits in which they’re accused of inflating securities ratings and ship them to New York where the companies are based.
Gay-marriage advocates, aiming to show broad support as the U.S. Supreme Court takes up the issue for the first time, have enlisted Apple Inc., Morgan Stanley and dozens of Republicans who once held top government positions.
A South Carolina judge today deferred a decision on the penalties he will impose on a Johnson & Johnson unit for violating consumer-protection laws in a case in which the attorney general seeks billions of dollars.