It is no secret that government regulators often mete no more than a slap on the wrist for corporate wrongdoers guilty of serious crimes. As I have written here and elsewhere, federal authorities...
July 5, 2011 | David Callahan
Looking at the corporate misconduct that led to last year’s terrible mining disaster in West Virginia, a few words spring to mind. And while "repugnant" might be an understatement, at least it...
July 1, 2011 | Louis Wasser
Republican lawmakers in Minnesota have forced a government shutdown in that state by refusing to agree to any revenue increases at all to help close the state's $5 billion budget deficit. Governor...
July 1, 2011 | David Callahan
The historic financial reform law that President Barack Obama signed last July is more akin to an outline than a detailed regulatory mandate. It will only have teeth when numerous rules are written...
July 1, 2011 | David Callahan
New York is emerging from the mono-mania that accompanies state budget debates, and other controversies will now get their fair share of attention.  The first out of the box is state...
June 30, 2011 | Richard Brodsky
Since we checked in last week, the Presidential candidates have solidified their support considerably for Rep. Jim DeMint's "Cut, Cap and Balance," a pledge to oppose raising the debt ceiling in the...
June 30, 2011 | Elon Green
If you’re planning to take out a car loan or apply for a home mortgage, you probably won’t be surprised that prospective lenders want to take a look at your credit report. After all, the...
June 29, 2011 | Amy Traub
The shale gas industry has been booming in recent years, not only fueling growth in stated U.S. gas reserves, but also controversy over its environmental impact. Although high-volume fracking...
June 29, 2011 | Louis Wasser