LOS ANGELES— The nation's largest private prison company, Corrections Corp. of America, has paid more than $8 million in back wages and benefits to current and former employees guarding federal inmates at a prison in California City, officials with the U.S. Department of Labor said Tuesday.» Read More
Historic anti-smoking legislation sped to final congressional passage on Friday— after a bitter fight lasting nearly a half-century— and lawmakers and the White House quickly declared it would save the lives of thousands of smokers of all ages.
The Senate has voted to give the government extensive new powers to decide how tobacco companies will make and market their products. Supporters say that could spare millions from smoking addiction and premature death.
Exactly a year after swindler Samuel Israel III disappeared, the girlfriend who helped him has been sentenced to four months of home confinement.
Of the $299 billion companies brought back from foreign subsidiaries, ostensibly for a reinvestment program, about 92 percent went to shareholders, the New York Times reports.
An Indiana money manager is set to plead guilty to charges of crashing an airplane near a Panhandle neighborhood in a botched attempt to fake his own death.
Red Bull fans once hyped the popular energy drink as "liquid cocaine." They may have been on to something. The latest buzz about Red Bull is a widening controversy over whether its products actually contain traces of the illegal drug.
Hong Kong officials said they found traces of cocaine in cans of energy drink Red Bull, Agence France Press reported Tuesday.
The Justice Department has begun an investigation into whether the recruiting practices of some of the largest technology companies violated antitrust laws, according to two people with knowledge of the investigation, the New York Times reported.
From bankruptcies to new emissions standards, here's what you need to know if you're thinking of buying a car right now.
John Ulzheimer says an interest rate cap included in the new law would have actually hurt consumers.
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An examiner appointed by the court to represent investors is recommending the court lift a freeze on nearly four thousand customer accounts from the Stanford Financial Group.
The credit-card overhaul that President Obama will sign into law Friday is expected to trigger a broad restructuring of how credit cards are priced, managed and marketed.
John Ulzheimer outlines some of the major provisions in the fine print of the new credit card legislation winding its way through Washington.
The credit card reform bill, which passed through Congress Wednesday and is expected to be signed into law by President Barack Obama Friday, will serve as a "warning light" to credit card companies that they can no longer take advantage of consumers, Rep. Paul Kanjorski, D—Pa., said.
The head of the Securities and Exchange Commission is objecting to a plan being considered by the Obama administration to create a new financial watchdog to protect consumers.
Congress is moving to limit the penalties on riskier credit card users, and to make up for lost income, the card companies are going after those people with sterling credit, the New York Times reports.
The Supreme Court said Monday that it will rule on the constitutionality of the anti-fraud law that grew out of accounting scandals at Enron and other companies.
President Barack Obama will issue new vehicle emission standards and pair them with a broader goal of reducing pollution, marking the first time limits on greenhouse gases will be linked to federal standards for cars and trucks.
A group of investors who lost millions in the collapse of Stanford Financial Group says it is "shocked" by a request by court-appointed receiver Ralph Janvey for nearly $20 million to cover his expenses.