How would you describe an industry that wants to put more Americans in prison and keep them there longer so that it can make more money?
Time and again, throughout America’s history, individuals with a passion for truth and a commitment to justice have opted to defy the unjust laws and practices of the American government in order to speak up against slavery, segregation, discriminati
For the second time in history, federal regulators have accused an American state of securities fraud, finding that Illinois misled investors about the condition of its public pension system from 2005 to 2009.
Jurors in a city buffeted by financial crisis convicted former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick on corruption charges , capping a trial that exposed a brazen pay-to-play culture during his years in office while the distressed city lost jobs and
Banks facing a barrage of lawsuits from customers accusing them of interest-rate rigging argued on Tuesday that the cases should be dismissed, saying there is no evidence of antitrust or other violations.
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will create a common platform for issuing mortgage-backed securities as they wind down operations and plan for a future in which the two companies no longer exist, their regulator said today.
A jury deliberating in the public corruption trial of six former officials in the Southern California city of Bell is done for the day. Friday was the first full day of deliberations jury with a new member of the jury.
A former judge in the United Kingdom known most recently for forcing Apple (AAPL) to issue a public apology after calling Samsung’s (005930) Galaxy Tab an iPad copy, has reportedly been hired by Samsung
Deutsche Bank co-chief executive Anshu Jain will likely not be sacked as a result of the investigations into the bank for manipulating Libor interbank rates, three people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.
Trinidad and Tobago amassed great wealth in the 1970s thanks to oil. But in 1982, a shocking fact was revealed -- that 2 out of every 3 dollars earmarked for development had been wasted or stolen.
PrivCo, a research firm tracking private companies, says that daily-deals site LivingSocial took $110 million from its existing investors in the form of debt, not equity.
The Ivy League university of Yale in Connecticut has agreed to team up with the US Department of Defense to teach soldiers how to effectively interrogate subjects.
Acting just one day after the surprise announcement that H.J. Heinz would be acquired by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway and Brazil-based 3G Capital for $23.3 billion, the SEC has gone to court to freeze assets associated with what it calls "high
Elizabeth Warren EMBARRASSES Bank Regulators At First Hearing
If you think the Bank of America and other banking giants have acted like villains, you are not alone
Caribbean-based company ICSSI had seen its lucrative contract to X-ray the cargo entering the Dominican Republic languish for years when, in 2011, it began searching for an investor with political pull.
WWW.the4js.org Jeff Pappenheim/ Stacy Lynne case in Colorado. Have your reporters get the facts before they report a story. Jeff PappenheimRead Letter
New York could soon become the newest state in the union to allow hydraulic fracturing (fracking), the controversial technique used to enable shale oil and gas extraction.
LAPD slams a woman's face on concrete then FIST BUMP
LAPD chase a man down shoot him in the back and then EXECUTE him at point blank range.
The Justice Department is preparing to file a civil lawsuit against the ratings agency Standard & Poor’s that will allege the company gave its seal of approval to toxic investments at the heart of the financial crisis, according to the company and pe
A store calling itself Fearless Distributing opened early last year on an out-of-the-way street in Milwaukee's Riverwest neighborhood, offering designer clothes, athletic shoes, jewelry and drug paraphernalia.
A former Ecuadorean judge claimed after stepping down from the bench, he illegally ghostwrote a judgment in which Chevron was ordered to pay $18.2 billion for polluting the rain forest, and the plaintiffs agreed to pay $500,000 to the judge
Former Illinois Gov. Ryan will be leaving prison and heading to a halfway house after serving more than 5 years for corruption. His departure from prison follows a rich, if ignominious, history in Illinois of ex-governors arriving in and departing fr
Industry-funded trials are too common, can't be trusted -- and bring pills to market that likely don't work
The Treasury Dept ignored its own guidelines on executive pay at firms that received taxpayer bailouts and approved compensation packages of more than $3 million for the senior ranks at General Motors, Ally Financial and American International Group
The Pentagon’s inspector general has cleared the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan of wrongdoing following an investigation into whether he exchanged inappropriate e-mails with the same Tampa socialite involved in the scandal with Petraeus
As Obama revels in his second inauguration, there is no ceiling on what an individual can give, corporations and lobby groups are very welcome and the presidential inaugural committee has been going on a fundraising binge as though there was no tomor
More than a decade ago, Ray Nagin was elected mayor of New Orleans on a vow to root out corruption in a city plagued by decades of it. On Friday, he was indicted on charges he lined his pockets with bribe money, payoffs and gratuities
Captain Rawles, In response to your mention of people voting with their feet - I believe this is much more prevalent today than people realize.