The law approved by a vote of 230-1 in the House of Councillors is intended to promote greater gender equality and counter labor shortages that are arising as Japan's population ages and declines. Japan now lags most other industrial countries in this respect, and Abe has spearheaded various empowerment initiatives, vowing to make it a society where "women...» Read More
A federal judge ruled on Wednesday that two investment firms waging a proxy battle at railroad CSX violated securities law in acquiring large stakes in the rail company, but allowed them to continue their fight at the annual shareholder meeting.
The U.S. Supreme Court said Monday that it would hear a Philip Morris USA appeal seeking to overturn a $79.5 million punitive damages award won by the widow of a longtime Oregon smoker.
Corrupt officials are raking off a sum equivalent to one third of Russia's annual budget, or $120 billion, a senior prosecutor was quoted as saying on Friday.
Under pressure from the authorities, UBS is considering whether to divulge the names of up to 20,000 of its well-heeled American clients, the NYT reports.
Not an ENTIRELY serious blog about the ECB, monetary policy and Eurozone rate prospects. Correction: an entirely UNserious blog in vague connection with the ECB and no connection with monetary policy at all. Although... you never know. (And, sorry: no juicy tales about Playgirl of the Month being introduced to spice up ECB monthly reports, either.)
Broadcom co-founder Henry T. Nicholas III was indicted Thursday on fraud, conspiracy and drug charges—including allegations he spiked the drinks of technology executives and customer representatives with ecstasy and maintained a warehouse for ecstasy, cocaine and methamphetamine.
He hit all the right notes. Overtax. Overspend. Over-regulate. Central planning. Command-and-control of the U.S. economy. All in the name of a dubious global-warming theory.
I just interviewed MLB.com CEO Bob Bowman about their loss in the fantasy baseball case, as the Supreme Court let stand the appeals court opinion that players names when tied to statistics are not subject to copyright law.
Richard A. Grasso may be able to keep the staggering $185 million award that once made him a symbol of Wall Street greed — a package awarded to him by the A-list board members at the exchange who eventually fired him, the NYT reports.
Plain packs a risk to UK cigarette profits-analysts British cigarette makers face a new and serious risk to their profits if the UK government rules that cigarettes should only be sold in plain packaging, undermining the power of brands, analysts said on Monday.
A former Credit Suisse investment banker convicted of leaking inside information about pending mergers was sentenced to 10 years in prison by a federal judge Friday.
John F. Marshall spent decades teaching at business schools and watching his students parlay his lessons into fortunes on Wall Street. But when he and another professor reached for some of those riches themselves, events took a startling turn, the authorities say.
Major life events present changes and challenges -- emotional, logistical, psychological – and, of course, financial ones. And sometimes it is the last of that bunch that finds us unprepared and leaves us overwhelmed. This need-to-know guide is meant to help.
Since financial issues are one of the leading causes of marital strife, it helps to think of the relationship as a merger and not an acquisitiion.
Where there's a will, there's a way. The problem is: Not enough Americans have one and that's one life lesson you can't learn the hard way. If you drop the ball on estate planning, Uncle Sam will do it for you.
Stocks closed at their highs for the day after bouncing up and down throughout the session.
Former EADS chief Noel Forgeard was detained in police custody for questioning on Wednesday as part of a probe into possible insider trading at the European aerospace giant, French police sources said.
It's generally believed that the number one product from California's number one industry isn't legal. Agriculture remains the Golden State's biggest business, and some believe marijuana is worth $14 billion. No one really knows for sure.
The Senate Banking Committee approved legislation Tuesday that could save a half million homeowners from foreclosure and help stabilize the nation's rattled housing market.
The two top members of the U.S. Senate Banking Committee announced Monday that they have a deal that will create a multi-billion dollar mortgage rescue fund and a new regulator for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.