U.S. House Republicans are seeking a way to address the ability of Internet retailers and catalog companies to avoid collecting state sales taxes, a situation brick-and-mortar stores say is unfair to them.
U.S. House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers called for federal antitrust officials to be given more influence over a pending alliance between British Airways Plc and AMR Corp.’s American Airlines.
The House passed the first bipartisan U.S. budget in four years yesterday, clearing the way for final Senate passage next week to ease $63 billion in spending cuts and avert another government shutdown.
GSI Group Inc. , a provider of laser- based systems to aid manufacturing, reported the results of the rights offering accompanying the Chapter 11 plan the bankruptcy judge approved in a May 27 confirmation order.
The U.S. government’s collection of phone and Internet communications data under two classified surveillance programs is fully legal and their exposure has harmed national security, FBI Director Robert Mueller said.
Concerns are building among members of the U.S. Congress over AT&T Inc.’s proposed $39 billion purchase of T-Mobile USA Inc., as a Democratic senator urged the government to block the deal and three other lawmakers criticized it.
C.W. “Bill” Young, the longest- serving Republican in Congress, who rose to the top seat on the House Appropriations Committee and exerted his influence on defense and health spending, has died. He was 82.