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The president approved a strict tariff-rate quota system on washing machines lasting three years and steep tariffs on imports of solar cells and modules lasting four years. (AP)

BREAKING: Trump OKs New Tariffs On Solar Cells, Washing Machines

President Donald Trump on Monday approved new tariffs and quotas on imports of solar cells and washing machines, capping a pair of contentious trade battles and marking the first time the U.S. has imposed safeguard restrictions since 2001.

  • Congress Votes To Reopen Federal Government

    Congress passed a bill to reopen the federal government on Monday, sending a bill to fund the government through Feb. 8 to President Donald Trump after a standoff over the weekend.

  • Feds Say Ex-Audit Watchdogs Gave Inside Info To KPMG

    Federal prosecutors in New York on Monday charged three former members of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board and three former top executives at accounting giant KPMG in an alleged scheme to use stolen confidential information to help KPMG obtain better results on audits conducted by the regulatory board.

  • Spokeo Standing Fight Won’t Go Another Round At High Court

    The U.S. Supreme Court won't rethink the Article III standing bar it set in its landmark 2016 Spokeo decision in a dispute over alleged inaccuracies on a credit report, rejecting a petition from Spokeo Inc. to resolve what it called "widespread confusion" over what types of intangible injuries can establish standing.

  • Ex-Dentons Atty Charged In Extortion Plot Gets 5 Months

    A former Dentons associate arrested on felony extortion charges for allegedly downloading confidential information from the firm and threatening to release it unless the firm paid $210,000 was sentenced by a California federal judge to five months in prison on Monday, months after agreeing to plead guilty to a misdemeanor.

  • Clock For State Claims Stops In Federal Court, Justices Say

    The U.S. Supreme Court held Monday that bringing state claims in federal court stops the clock on the statute of limitations for those claims, handing a victory to a fired D.C. health inspector attempting to sue the city for gender discrimination and retaliation.

  • High Court Will Hear La. Frog Habitat Fight Over ESA Powers

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a timber company's bid to overturn a 2016 Fifth Circuit ruling that upheld the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's decision to declare 1,500 acres of private property in Louisiana a refuge for an endangered frog species even though the species does not live there.

  • Justices Say Clean Water Rule Suits Belong In District Courts

    The U.S. Supreme Court held Monday that challenges to an Obama-era rule defining the federal government’s authority under the Clean Water Act belong at the district rather than appellate court level, dealing a blow to executive branch agencies that argued appeals courts were the appropriate venue.

  • Celgene Continues Active January With $9B Juno Acquisition

    Celgene has agreed to buy rival biotechnology business Juno Therapeutics for around $9 billion, the companies said Monday, marking the second multibillion-dollar acquisition made by Celgene this month.

  • Sanofi Buys Hemophilia Drugmaker In $11.6B Deal

    Sanofi has agreed to buy Bioverativ, a biopharmaceutical business focused on developing treatments for hemophilia and other rare blood disorders, for about $11.6 billion, the companies announced Monday.

  • Immigration Standoff Keeps Government Shuttered

    The Senate failed to reach a funding deal Sunday night, extending the government shutdown as both parties continued to clash over longstanding spending and immigration issues. 

  • 7th Circ. Won't Revive Claims Of 1,000 Pfizer Suits In MDL

    The Seventh Circuit on Friday declined to revive claims in more than 1,000 lawsuits against Pfizer Inc. included in the multidistrict litigation for testosterone replacement therapy drugs, finding the suits’ state law claims about the company’s drug Depo-Testosterone were preempted by federal drug regulations.

  • 'Jersey Shore' Star, Brother Plead Guilty To Tax Charges

    Michael “The Situation” Sorrentino, a performer on the defunct reality TV series “Jersey Shore,” and his brother Marc Sorrentino copped to tax-related charges Friday in New Jersey federal court, with the television personality’s attorney later saying that he hopes to stay out of prison.