Shutdown: The U.S. government moved closer to a shutdown Thursday after Republican hard-liners blocked a plan from U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to tie the fight over President Barack Obama's health care law to the upcoming battle over the federal debt limit, The Washington Post reports.
JPMorgan: U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder sat down with JPMorgan Chase & Co. chief executive Jamie Dimon Thursday to discuss the probe into the firm's conduct in the lead-up to the recession, The Associated Press reports. The U.S. Justice Department is considering an $11 billion settlement to resolve claims against JPMorgan.
Google: U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh in San Francisco allowed privacy suits over Google Inc.'s email service to proceed, The Recorder reports. Plaintiffs allege that Google's practice of automatically scanning emails to target advertisements violates the federal Electronic Communications Privacy Act and a handful of state privacy laws.