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NYSE argues some exchange-related fees fall outside SEC's domain

NYSE argues some exchange-related fees fall outside SEC's domain

13.02.2020 | John McCrank | 662

The New York Stock Exchange has told the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission it does not believe it legally needs to make public the fees for a new high-speed connection to the exchange, questioning the scope of the regulator’s authority.

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U.S. judge likely to approve Philadelphia refiner's bankruptcy plan

U.S. judge likely to approve Philadelphia refiner's bankruptcy plan

13.02.2020 | Laila Kearney | 707

A federal judge on Wednesday said he was prepared to approve Philadelphia Energy Solutions’ bankruptcy plan which includes the sale of the largest East Coast oil refinery to a Chicago real estate developer for $252 million.

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U.S. lawmaker calls for ouster of CalPERS CIO over China ties: letter

U.S. lawmaker calls for ouster of CalPERS CIO over China ties: letter

13.02.2020 | Alexandra Alper | 697

A U.S. Republican lawmaker on Wednesday urged California to fire the chief investment officer of its public pension fund, the nation’s largest, citing what he called the CIO’s “long and cozy” relationship with Beijing, and assailed the fund’s investments in Chinese companies.

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Federal judge rejects Uber and Postmates’ request to stop California independent contractor law

Federal judge rejects Uber and Postmates’ request to stop California independent contractor law

12.02.2020 | Erin McCarthy Holliday | 679

A US district judge on Monday rejected a request by Uber and the food delivery app Postmates seeking to halt enforcement of a California employment law that went into effect on the first of the year.

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Virginia House approves marijuana decriminalization bill, Senate expected to pass its own version

Virginia House approves marijuana decriminalization bill, Senate expected to pass its own version

12.02.2020 | Patrick Eckerd | 664

A bill drastically reducing penalties for simple possession of marijuana passed the Virginia House of Delegates on Monday by a 64-34 vote with bipartisan support. The bill, which has the support of Governor Ralph Northam, would scrap criminal charges for possession and replace them with minor fines.

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Texas files suit in Supreme Court over California state-funded travel ban

Texas files suit in Supreme Court over California state-funded travel ban

12.02.2020 | Brianna Brown | 684

Texas filed an original action in the US Supreme Court Monday to overturn California’s ban on state-funded travel to a list of 11 states—including Texas—that have adopted policies that California has deemed discriminates on the basis of sexual orientation or gender.

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Switzerland voters approve measure to expand LGBT protections, reject affordable housing measure

Switzerland voters approve measure to expand LGBT protections, reject affordable housing measure

11.02.2020 | Angela Mauroni | 668

Switzerland held a referendum Sunday, approving a measure to expand protections for LBGTQ+ populations but rejecting one encouraging parties to offer more affordable housing for rent.

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US indicts four Chinese military members over Equifax hacking

US indicts four Chinese military members over Equifax hacking

11.02.2020 | Erin McCarthy Holliday | 649

US Attorney General William Barr announced on Monday the indictment of four members of the Chinese military charged with hacking into the computer systems of credit reporting agency Equifax and exposing nearly half of Americans’ personal data in 2017.

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New Mexico Senate approves bill to remove firearms from dangerous persons

New Mexico Senate approves bill to remove firearms from dangerous persons

11.02.2020 | Xi Lucy Shi | 668

The New Mexico Senate on Friday approved the Extreme Risk Protection Order Act, which would allow firearms to be temporarily seized from dangerous persons, by a vote of 22-20.

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New York court rules fantasy sports contests constitute illegal gambling

New York court rules fantasy sports contests constitute illegal gambling

10.02.2020 | Jessica Lusamba | 669

The Third Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of the State of New York ruled on Thursday that interactive fantasy sports contests constitute illegal gambling.

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