Slipping over Mexico border, migrants get the jump on U.S. court ruling

Slipping over Mexico border, migrants get the jump on U.S. court ruling

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico Dec 28 (Reuters) – Even before the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday opted to keep in place a measure aimed at deterring border crossings, hundreds of migrants in northern Mexico were taking matters into their own hands to slip into the United States. The contentious pandemic-era measure known as Title 42 had … Read more

Insurers shun FTX-linked crypto firms as contagion risk mounts

Insurers shun FTX-linked crypto firms as contagion risk mounts

Dec 19 (Reuters) – Insurers are denying or limiting coverage to clients with exposure to bankrupt crypto exchange FTX, leaving digital currency traders and exchanges uninsured for any losses from hacks, theft or lawsuits, several market participants said. Insurers were already reluctant to underwrite asset and directors and officers (D&O) protection policies for crypto companies … Read more

Chinese firms avert delisting as U.S. audit watchdog gets full inspection access

Chinese firms avert delisting as U.S. audit watchdog gets full inspection access

NEW YORK/HONG KONG/WASHINGTON, Dec 15 (Reuters) – The U.S. accounting watchdog on Thursday said it has full access to inspect and investigate firms in China for the first time ever, removing the risk that around 200 Chinese companies could be kicked off U.S. stock exchanges. The statement from the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) … Read more

U.S. lawmakers unveil bipartisan bid to ban China’s TikTok

U.S. lawmakers unveil bipartisan bid to ban China’s TikTok

WASHINGTON, Dec 13 (Reuters) – Republican Senator Marco Rubio on Tuesday announced bipartisan legislation to ban China’s popular social media app TikTok, ratcheting up pressure on owner ByteDance Ltd amid U.S. fears the app could be used to spy on Americans and censure content. The legislation would block all transactions from any social media company … Read more

Meta battles U.S. antitrust agency over future of virtual reality

Meta battles U.S. antitrust agency over future of virtual reality

SAN JOSE, Calif./ WASHINGTON, Dec 8 (Reuters) – The Biden administration on Thursday accused Meta Platforms Inc (META.O) of trying to buy its way to dominance in the metaverse, kicking off a high-profile trial to try to prevent the Facebook parent from buying virtual reality app developer Within Inc. The FTC sued in July to … Read more

Supreme Court leans toward limiting judicial scrutiny of U.S. elections

Supreme Court leans toward limiting judicial scrutiny of U.S. elections

Justice debate “independent state legislature” doctrine Liberal justices decry threat to “checks and balances” Conservative-dominated court to rule by end of June WASHINGTON, Dec 7 (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court’s conservative majority on Wednesday appeared to ready to limit judicial power to overrule voting policies crafted by state politicians but might not go as … Read more

Judge blocks Indiana abortion ban on religious freedom grounds

Judge blocks Indiana abortion ban on religious freedom grounds

Dec 2 (Reuters) – A second Indiana judge on Friday blocked the state from enforcing its law banning most abortions after Jewish, Muslim and other non-Christian women challenged it in a lawsuit. Marion County Superior Court Judge Heather Welch issued a preliminary injunction against the Republican-backed law, which prohibits abortions with limited exceptions for rape, … Read more

U.S. Senate passes same-sex marriage protection bill

U.S. Senate passes same-sex marriage protection bill

WASHINGTON, Nov 29 (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate passed a bill on Tuesday that would protect federal recognition of same-sex marriage, a measure taken up in response to worries the Supreme Court could overturn a 2015 decision that legalized it nationwide. The narrowly tailored bill, which would require the federal government to recognize a marriage … Read more

U.S. House to vote to block rail strike despite labor objections

U.S. House to vote to block rail strike despite labor objections

WASHINGTON/LOS ANGELES, Nov 29 (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives was set to vote Wednesday to block a rail strike that could potentially happen as early as Dec. 9, after President Joe Biden warned of dire economic consequences and massive job losses. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said lawmakers will vote Wednesday to impose a … Read more

Trump rebuffed by judge in New York fraud lawsuit, trial date set

Trump rebuffed by judge in New York fraud lawsuit, trial date set

NEW YORK, Nov 22 (Reuters) – A New York judge has scheduled an October 2023 trial for former U.S. President Donald Trump, three of his adult children and the Trump Organization in a lawsuit brought by New York Attorney General Letitia James accusing them of fraudulently overvaluing the real estate company’s assets and Trump’s net … Read more