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Republican Iowa senator says Trump EPA 'screwed us' with biofuel waivers

U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley, Chairman of the Finance Committee, enters a hearing with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer (not pictured) on "The President's 2019 Trade Policy Agenda and the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement" on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., June 18, 2019. REUTERS/Leah Millis

WASHINGTON - Iowa's Republican Senator Chuck Grassley said the Trump administration's Environmental Protection Agency has "screwed" the U.S. ethanol industry and farmers by granting waivers to 31 small petroleum refineries, effectively exempting them from an obligation to use more ethanol in their products.  Full Article 

FILE PHOTO: Iranian oil tanker Grace 1 sits anchored awaiting a court ruling on whether it can be freed after it was seized in July by British Royal Marines off the coast of the British Mediterranean territory, in the Strait of Gibraltar, southern Spain, August 15, 2019. REUTERS/Jon Nazca/File Photo

U.S. warrant issued for seizure of Iranian oil tanker in Gibraltar

WASHINGTON - A U.S. court has issued a warrant for the seizure of an Iranian tanker that British Royal Marines had seized last month in Gibraltar, a court document showed on Friday.  Full Article 

The seal of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission hangs on the wall at SEC headquarters in Washington, June 24, 2011. The database is emerging alongside a new program by the FBI's criminal profiling group in Quantico, Virginia, that is creating a series of behavioral composites to help agents investigate white collar crime. The more systematic approach by the SEC and FBI comes in response to the growth and complexity of financial crimes in recent years. Picture taken June 24, 2011. To match Special Report SEC/INVESTIGATIONS REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW POLITICS BUSINESS)

U.S. SEC fines Cantor, BMO Capital Markets over improper handling of ADRs

WASHINGTON - The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Friday said Cantor Fitzgerald & Co and BMO Capital Markets had agreed to pay $647,000 and $3.9 million respectively to settle charges of improper handling of "pre-released" American Depositary Receipts (ADRs).  Full Article 

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Republican Iowa senator says Trump EPA 'screwed us' with biofuel waivers

Iowa's Republican Senator Chuck Grassley said the Trump administration's Environmental Protection Agency has "screwed" the U.S. ethanol industry and farmers by granting waivers to 31 small petroleum refineries, effectively exempting them from an obligation to use more ethanol in their products.

Amazon.com defeats IRS appeal in U.S. tax dispute

Amazon.com Inc on Friday defeated an appeal by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service in what the online retailer has called a $1.5 billion dispute over its tax treatment of transactions with a Luxembourg subsidiary.

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9th Circuit says jurisdiction not an issue for dancers' wage claims

A U.S. appeals court on Friday said workers suing for wage-and-hour violations do not have to prove they were a company's employees instead of independent contractors for courts to have jurisdiction over their claims, and revived a lawsuit by exotic dancers in Arizona.  Read more 

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Domino’s plaintiff to SCOTUS: Give ADA web accessibility case law time to develop

Business groups are clamoring for the U.S. Supreme Court to dam a deluge of litigation over the accessibility of their websites and mobile apps to disabled customers. As I told you last month, trade groups and right-leaning public interest shops have filed amicus briefs urging the justices to grant review of a ruling (913 F.3d 898) by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that allowed a blind Domino’s customer to move ahead with claims that the pizza company violated the Americans wi

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