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U.S. Home Construction Jumps 15.7% in July

U.S. home construction rebounded in July, rising to the fastest pace in eight months and offering hope that housing has regained momentum after two months of declines. Construction increased 15.7 percent in July to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of …

‘Deep Throat’ Producers Lose ‘Lovelace’ Copyright Case

The owners of the rights to the famed pornographic film “Deep Throat” have lost a lawsuit accusing the producers of the 2013 biopicture “Lovelace” of copyright infringement. U.S. District Judge Thomas Griesa in the federal court in Manhattan, in a …

U.S. Loses Bid to Dismiss $25B Lawsuit Over AIG Bailout

A federal judge has rejected the United States’ bid to dismiss a more than $25 billion lawsuit filed by Maurice “Hank” Greenberg, the former chief executive of American International Group Inc., over the insurer’s government bailout, clearing the way for …

Boston Is Tops When It Comes to Risky Drivers: Study

Drivers in Boston and Worcester, Massachusetts, are the most accident-prone in the U.S., landing at the bottom of an annual ranking of the nation’s 200 biggest urban areas by Allstate Corp. Worcester’s drivers have a collision every 4.3 years on …

Obama Administration Offers Birth Control Fix for Religious Groups

Seeking to quell a politically charged controversy, the Obama administration announced new measures Friday to allow religious nonprofits and some companies to opt out of paying for birth control for female employees while still ensuring those employees have access to …

U.S. Retailers Warned About Hacking Software

More than 1,000 U.S. retailers could be infected with malicious software lurking in their cash register computers, allowing hackers to steal customer financial data, the Homeland Security Department said Friday. The government urged businesses of all sizes to scan their …

U.S. Insurance Regulators May Refuse to Apply Global Capital Rules: NAIC President-Elect Lindeen

The United States may refuse to apply new global capital rules in the world’s biggest insurance market because of the “breakneck speed” they are being pushed through, American regulators said on Monday. The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), made …

U.S. Opens Skies to Test Use of Aerial Drones

The U.S. government took a step on Monday toward opening the skies to aerial drones, authorizing six sites where unmanned aircraft can be tested for a variety of uses. The Federal Aviation Administration already had approved limited use of drones …

U.S. Regulator Unveils New Insurance Fee Guidelines

A U.S. housing regulator said on Tuesday that it would ban some fees and commissions that borrowers are compelled to pay when their own home insurance coverage lapses. The Federal Housing Finance Agency said it was aiming to shield homeowners …

U.S. House Strikes Down Republican Farm Bill

Republican budget-cutters joined Democratic defenders of food stamps on Thursday to deal a shocking defeat to the $500 billion farm bill backed by Republican leaders in the House of Representatives, undermining hopes of enacting legislation before the current stop-gap law …