JPMorgan Chase & Co. had a hearing behind closed doors with a Pennsylvania judge in its bid to keep secret a draft of a government lawsuit related to its $13 billion settlement with the U.S. as well as the identity of an employee who cooperated in a federal probe.
Kobe Bryant passed over Michael Jordan for his ideal group to join in a pick-up basketball game, saying he’d take Magic Johnson as his backcourt mate along with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Larry Bird and Bill Russell.
The California High-Speed Rail Authority, the only bullet-train builder in the U.S., may have to renegotiate a $1 billion construction contract after a federal regulator refused to grant early approval for a 114-mile segment.
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.
Neel Kashkari, the former Goldman Sachs Group Inc. executive chosen by ex-Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson to help rescue the U.S. banking system, is readying a challenge to California Governor Jerry Brown even as the world’s 10th-largest economy reaches its highest level in more than three decades.