WASHINGTON Aug 18 A U.S. appeals court declared on Tuesday that a portion of the Securities and Exchange Commission's "conflict minerals" rule violates companies' free speech, handing a partial victory to the corporate trade groups that had challenged the regulation.
The SEC's conflict minerals rule requires companies to disclose if their products contain certain minerals from a war-torn part of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
18:43 Another appeals court rules against President Trump's travel banÂ12
18:19 Federal appeals court largely maintains freeze of Trump’s travel ban17
18:07 Trump's Travel Ban Remains Frozen After Appeals Court Ruling16
14:52 Supreme Court strikes down NC districts as illegally based on race31