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A federal judge this week defended his custom of urging lead law firms in class actions to staff the lawsuits with women and minority lawyers, two weeks after Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito took the unusual step of criticizing the practice.
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Consumer confidence increased more than forecast in December to the highest level in five months, easing concern about household spending heading into the holiday-shopping season.
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U.S. employers hired more workers than expected in November and the jobless rate fell to a five-year low of 7.0 percent, heightening expectations the Federal Reserve will soon start ratcheting back its bond-buying stimulus.
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US stock index futures advanced on Friday, putting the S&P 500 on track to halt a five-session losing streak, ahead of a key monthly payrolls report that may influence expectations for when the Federal Reserve will begin to wind down its stimulus.
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The United Nations called on Friday for an urgent investigation into allegations in a Reuters report that Thai immigration officials moved Myanmar refugees into human trafficking rings.
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Rocker Bruce Springsteen's 1974 handwritten draft of his hit song "Born to Run" has sold for $197,000, auctioneers Sotheby's said on Thursday.
Zindzi Mandela, daughter of former South African president Nelson Mandela, at Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom premiere in London.
The U.S. economy grew at a 3.6 percent annual rate in the third quarter, a sharp revision from the 2.8 percent pace reported a month ago, data showed.
Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York talks during a news conference to discuss alleged fraud by Russian Diplomats in New York.
Microsoft Corp pledged late Wednesday to fight in court against any attempt by U.S. intelligence agencies to seize its foreign customers' data under American surveillance laws, one of a series of steps aimed at reassuring nervous users abroad.
The New York Metropolitan Opera will stage its first new production of Giuseppe Verdi's comic opera "Falstaff" in nearly 50 years on Friday and transmit a live performance next week to 2,000 movie theaters in 64 countries.
For lawyers preparing to sue over Sunday's deadly New York commuter rail accident, their success in court may depend largely on two factors: whether human error caused the derailment and if state or federal law governs railroad safety in the case.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder in Birmingham, Alabama, Sept.15, 2013. He told Reuters on Wednesday that the Justice Department expects to bring more mortgage fraud cases against financial institutions next year..
Television host Martin Bashir resigned from the U.S. cable news network MSNBC on Wednesday after making controversial remarks about former Alaska governor Sarah Palin .
U.S. President Barack Obama speaks about the economy at an event hosted by the Center for American Progress in Washington DC.
Canadian potash producer Agrium Inc said on Tuesday that it is not planning job cuts at its Vanscoy, Saskatchewan, mine, even after larger fertilizer rival Potash Corp of Saskatchewan revealed plans to slash staff.
Marcos Oleynick protests outside Burger King as part of a nationwide strike by fast-food workers on August 29, 2013.