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Trump loses court round in Democratic lawmakers demand for bank documents on his businesses

U.S. President Donald Trump appears at a presentation of Public Safety Medals of Valor to officers in the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., May 22, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

U.S. President Donald Trump, three of his children and the Trump Organization on Wednesday lost their bid to block Deutsche Bank AG and Capital One Financial Corp from providing financial records to Democratic lawmakers investigating Trump's businesses.  Full Article 

The Space Needle is pictured near the southbound entrance of the double deck State Route 99 highway tunnel under construction in Seattle Washington, U.S. March 27, 2018. REUTERS/Jason Redmond

Trump administration readies draft plan to speed environmental permitting

The Trump administration will complete a draft proposal to streamline environmental permitting for big infrastructure projects by next month, an administration official said on Wednesday, marking a key step in its controversial effort to cut red tape for industry over the objections of conservationists.  Full Article 

The Volkswagen Chattanooga Assembly Plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee November 4, 2015. Volkswagen told NHTSA that it would recall about 92,000 vehicles, which are some 2015 and 2016 models of Jetta, Passat, Golf and Beetle, in the United States. REUTERS/Tami Chappell

Workers of Volkswagen Tennessee plant refile petition for union vote

The United Auto Workers (UAW) union said on Wednesday it filed a new petition for a union election at Volkswagen AG's Chattanooga, Tennessee plant, after the U.S. agency in charge of enforcing labor law dismissed a previous one.  Full Article 

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FILE PHOTO: The logo of Amazon is seen at the company logistics centre in Boves, France, May 13, 2019. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol/File Photo

Amazon not 'seller' of headlamp that caused house fire, court rules

A federal appeals court on Wednesday ruled Amazon.com Inc cannot be considered the "seller" of a defective headlamp bought through its website from a third-party seller whose batteries malfunctioned and caused a house to catch fire.  Read more 

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AG Barr joins renewed Trump administration push to curtail nationwide injunctions

At a speech Tuesday night to the elite American Law Institute, Attorney General William Barr jumped with both feet into the Trump administration’s campaign against nationwide injunctions. The AG told ALI members that federal trial judges have 37 injunctions blocking Trump administration policies across jurisdictions beyond their courtrooms – 10 more than the 27 nationwide injunctions issued in all of the 20th century. Barr said trial judges’ unprecedented show of force is nothing les

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