Law Legislation

  • wine_AP.jpg

    Now that people are making wish-lists for the new administration, lowering the drinking age keeps popping up as one of the most common suggestions. I think our national drinking age is an absolute travesty of justice.

  • Bernie Madoff

    Several dozen employees, who work in the legitimate branch of Bernard Madoff's firm, are being laid off, according to The Wall Street Journal.

  • Federal law enforcement agents have tracked missing Sarasota hedge fund manager Arthur G. Nadel to Slidell, La., through cell phone records, according to a report in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, which cited sources close to the investigation.

  • The UnitedHealth settlement over out-of-network medical costs has huge implications for all of us. For one, it shows that the consumer can still effect change.

  • madoff_bernard_05.jpg

    J. Ezra Merkin, a New York financier, wrote his investors last month that he too was shocked by the news that Bernard L. Madoff’s hedge fund was an elaborate Ponzi scheme.

  • This may be apocryphal, but when FDR was running for President for the first time in 1932, he said something along the lines of "What America needs now is a good, stiff drink." Then he won and went on to help end prohibition. Well, now we've got a new Democratic President coming into office, we're in similarly dire economic straits, and maybe what America needs is a nice toke?

  • Stocks fell sharply as the decline in retail sales was double of what was expected and earnings worries escalated. The Dow and S&P logged their worst starts to the year ever.

  • Stocks fell sharply as the decline in retail sales was double of what was expected and earnings worries escalated.

  • Stocks fell sharply as the decline in retail sales was double of what was expected and earnings worries escalated.

  • Futures were lower after the drop in retail sales came in about double what was expected and as earnings worries escalated.

  • No matter if you’re single, married, rich, poor, with children or without, these documents will help protect your family and your assets.

  • The investigations into Bernard L. Madoff are expanding into offshore tax havens, the New York Times reported.

  • The Bernie Madoff story is making us all re-evaluate where we have our money. Let's make sure, if nothing else, it teaches us to be wary of potential cons.

  • It's a dream for many and a reality for more everyday. Here's your guide for making sure you do it right.

  • Sometimes, it's the only option you've got left if you're being taken advantage of. But you better be prepared for a long, hard slog.

  • Family and money don’t always mix. But when they inevitably do, here’s how to plan for it.

  • Cramer spoke with Eric Schmidt, the CEO of Google who is part of Obama’s transition economic advisory board about this new team and what they’ll do.

  • Do you want to know why the stock market was up 396 points today (this on top of Friday's 494 point rally)? Cramer says it's simple.

  • There's one specific decision, Cramer believes, that President-elect Obama can make that would have immediate positive effects and "restore stability and credibility to our stock market" -- without costing a dime! It could even stop the "endless incredible pummeling of stocks." What's this miracle move, you ask? Simple: he should replace SEC Chairman Chris Cox.

  • Watch out for so-called "credit repair" companies that claim to be able to work miracles with your credit rating by removing all of the negative items. Remember, if something sounds too good to be true, it usually is!