Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Mary Jo White rebuffed calls by House Republicans to forswear a rule that would force public companies to disclose political spending, saying she won’t “prejudge the issue.”
Lawyers who want to interview Facebook Inc. Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg as part of lawsuit alleging that seven technology companies broke antitrust laws should seek a court order compelling her to cooperate, a federal judge said.
Rino International Corp. agreed to settle a lawsuit in which the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission alleged two of its executives diverted $3.5 million of company assets to buy a home, cars and designer clothing.
Opponents of Southern Co.’s plan to build two nuclear reactors in Georgia failed to persuade a federal appeals court to revoke the license and reactor-design certification granted by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Media groups and government watchdogs said the U.S. Justice Department interfered with press freedom when it secretly collected telephone records from Associated Press reporters and editors over a two-month period last year.
The nation’s top patent court issued a deeply divided opinion May 10 on how to determine if software is eligible for legal protection, reflecting the broader debate that has split the computer industry.