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Why Car Companies Are Not Becoming Safer

Kellie Cummings | Posted 03.24.2014 | Business
Kellie Cummings

This is the paradox of regulations. They make consumers feel safer, but they don't influence a company's misguided moral compass.

Probe Suggests Banks Didn't Learn A Thing From Crisis

Reuters | Posted 03.10.2014 | Business

Jan 8 (Reuters) - Federal regulators are probing whether several big banks deliberately mispriced mortgage bonds in the years following the financia...

The Administration's Sometime War on Press Leaks

Jim Treacy | Posted 01.27.2014 | Business
Jim Treacy

As someone who monitors the news, and has on occasion been the news, I have been struck by the Department of Justice's (DOJ) recent heavy-handed appro...

Did The Feds Spy Program Spark The Chicago Terror Plot Arrest?

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 06.14.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Prosecutors haven't denied that an expanded U.S. phone and internet surveillance program triggered an investigation that led to terrorism c...

UPS Pays Big Settlement Amid Criminal Probe

AP | PAUL ELIAS | Posted 05.29.2013 | Business

SAN FRANCISCO — Shipping company UPS has agreed to pay $40 million to end a federal criminal probe connected to its work for online pharmacies. ...

Did Sandusky Run A Child Porn Ring?

CBS News | Posted 08.10.2012 | Crime

Federal investigators are looking into whether former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky shared child pornography with others, accordi...

FBI Raids Office Of Pa. Cyber School Founder

Posted 07.13.2012 | Education

FBI agents on Thursday raided the office of Pennsylvania Charter Cyber School founder Nick Trombetta, who is suspected of misusing Pennsylvania tax do...

Sleaze City: Citizens' Revolt Launched to Ban Corporate Control of DC Elections

Art Levine | Posted 06.02.2012 | DC
Art Levine

The growing movement to undo the nefarious impact of the Citizens United decision allowing unlimited corporate campaign spending finds its counterpart in a citizens' revolt against corporate control of local Washington, D.C. elections.

US Attorney To Investigate Comptroller Liu's Fundraising

Posted 11.15.2011 | New York

Federal agents have begun an investigation into City Comptroller John Liu's campaign funds. The probe seeks to find irregularities in campaign financi...

Washington D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray's Campaign Under Vigorous Federal Scrutiny

The Washington Post | Nikita Stewart | Posted 12.15.2011 | DC

Federal investigators digging into irregularities in the campaign of Mayor Vincent C. Gray have interviewed several of his associates and election sta...

Twitter Reportedly Under Federal Investigation

Business Insider | Posted 08.30.2011 | Technology

The Federal Trade Commission is actively investigating Twitter and the way it deals with the companies building applications and services for its plat...

Lucia Graves

Monsanto Under Federal Investigation For Cash Incentives Program

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 08.30.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Global agribusiness giant Monsanto is under federal investigation for using cash incentives to persuade distributors to use Roundup, the...

Feds Scrutinizing Deal Between City And Mayor Daley's Nephew

Chicago Sun-Times | TIM NOVAK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

City pension officials have been hit with subpoenas from a federal grand jury trying to determine how they decided to invest $68 million with a start-...