Hours after the University of Notre Dame filed a religious challenge to the U.S. health-care overhaul in Indiana federal court, a judge in Washington heard arguments in a lawsuit assailing tax provisions of the statute.
As the U.S. prepares to release an environmental review of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, opponents are arguing that the project can’t meet a standard for carbon emissions that President Barack Obama set in June.
Keystone XL will be a “major driver” of oil sands expansion that significantly raises the risks of climate change, said Tom Steyer, a former hedge fund manager who has spent some of his fortune fighting the pipeline.
The U.S. government’s China expert for an economic espionage criminal trial copied verbatim from Wikipedia large portions of a report summarizing his proposed testimony and should be disqualified, defense attorneys said.
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Dennis Lockhart said he thinks the central bank can handle its exit from quantitative easing when the time comes, despite uncertainty caused by a balance sheet close to $4 trillion.