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  • State high court nominee learned power of law as a child in Mexico

    State high court nominee learned power of law as a child in Mexico
    Mariano-Florentino Cuellar — a Mexican immigrant and Stanford administrative law professor nominated Tuesday to the California Supreme Court — says heĀ  discovered the power of the law while living with his family on the U.S. border. “...
  • Top U.S. lawmaker wants corporate tax loophole 'plugged now'

    Top U.S. lawmaker wants corporate tax loophole 'plugged now'
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Immediate government action is needed to plug a loophole that allows U.S. corporations to avoid federal taxes by shifting their tax domiciles overseas through deals known as inversions, the head of the U.S. Senate Finance...
  • Plan to sue Obama 'sad commentary' on GOP

    Let me see if I've got this right. Speaker of the House John Boehner and the Republican controlled-House have voted more than 50 times to try to halt implementation of the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare. Now they want to sue the...
  • White House says health care tax credits to continue for now

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama on Tuesday sought to downplay dueling court rulings over the validity of a key provision of the Affordable Care Act, but Republicans on Capitol Hill seized on the latest news as another reason the federal health care...
  • Eberhard, Brosky and Egbert: U.S. has investors, innovators to combat climate change effects

    What have future generations ever done for us? They have lent us the planet. We didn't inherit it from our ancestors. We borrowed it from our children, and we risk returning it in worse condition, since we face an impending crisis brought on by...
  • Anti-tax group sues to kick Citizens United advisory measure off ballot

    The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Assn., an anti-tax group, filed a lawsuit Tuesday to block a non-binding advisory measure on Citizens United from appearing on the November ballot. The taxpayer group said the measure, which would ask Congress to amend the U....
  • Hard fight ahead to win approval of peace process in Colombia

    BOGOTA, Colombia When Colombia's Congress is seated on Sunday it may set the stage for one of President Juan Manuel Santos' fiercest political battles yet: winning approval for the peace process. Santos' U Party will be the biggest single block in a...
  • Florida jury awards record $23 billion against RJ Reynolds

    Florida jury awards record $23 billion against RJ Reynolds
    ORLANDO Fla. (Reuters) - A Florida jury has awarded the widow of a chain smoker who died of lung cancer 18 years ago record punitive damages of more than $23 billion in her lawsuit against the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, the nation's second-biggest...
  • Inversion loophole puts U.S. tax policy in a jackpot

    A merger between America's top slot-machine manufacturer and Europe's biggest gaming operator will create a gambling giant that manages lotteries and slots networks worldwide — and adds to the urgency for a political crackdown on U.S. companies...
  • Administration can't afford to lose on Obamacare subsidies

     Administration can't afford to lose on Obamacare subsidies
    A federal appeals court in the District of Columbia shocked supporters of the 2010 healthcare law Tuesday by ruling that millions of Americans would no longer be eligible for health insurance subsidies. Shortly thereafter, a panel at the U.S. 4th...
  • Appeals courts split on health law subsidies

    Two federal court rulings Tuesday reached opposite conclusions about the legality of subsidies used to offset the cost of Affordable Care Act health coverage in the latest battle over the politically polarizing health-care law. Whichever ruling holds...