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Tobacco firms don't have to say they deceived public, court rules

...they lied to the public about the dangers of smoking, a federal appeals court ruled Friday.The ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit is a partial win for cigarette makers in the long-running legal fight that...
The limits of power

This is still a republic, thank God, should we be able to keep it.
How upcoming legal cases may change the future of franchises

NEW YORK - Are franchises small, independent businesses or should they be considered part of a much larger company? The question is at the heart of two upcoming legal cases.
Supreme Court rebukes EPA, but mainly leaves intact program to deal with carbon emissions

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court left intact the Obama administration's program to limit plant emissions but rebuked environmental regulators for taking too much authority.
US proposes pay-for-priority Internet standards

LOS ANGELES - The nation's top telecoms regulator is proposing to allow a pay-for-priority fast lane on the Internet for movies, music and other services to get to people's homes.
Apple, Comcast in talks about TV service

PHILADELPHIA - Comcast Corp., which inked a deal last month with streaming service Netflix Inc., is now talking with Apple Inc. about advancing that company's long-cherished dream of entering the streaming TV business in a big way, according to sources and a published report.
We simply need Yucca

If our nation expects to be a responsible steward of nuclear power in a quest to become energy-independent, we need Yucca now.
U.S. Court of Appeals says Yucca Mountain licensing can resume

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission was ordered Tuesday to resume processing a license application for the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository in Nevada, almost four years after the Obama administration halted the project.
Court declines to block drug ruling in patent case

WASHINGTON - Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts on Friday declined to temporarily block a lower court ruling that opens the world's best-selling multiple sclerosis drug to competition from generic rivals next month.
Court rules for Pom Wonderful in dispute with Coke

WASHINGTON - Coca-Cola's version of pomegranate juice is not quite the real thing, and a competitor has another chance to prove it in court.