Ruling changes campaign finance law

Jan 21, 2010
In a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court has decided to abolish limits on corporate spending in national political races. Brett Neely reports.
Posted In: Crime

No info from the other driver? No cash.

Jan 20, 2010
What happens when you get rear-ended on the highway and the other driver takes off without giving you their information? Bill Radke talks to L.A. Times business columnist David Lazarus, who retells this tale and its costly consequences.
Posted In: Auto, Crime

Crib safety standards could be law

Jan 19, 2010
The Consumer Product Safety Commission will meet with consumer advocates today to move towards turning standards for crib safety from a voluntary practice to law. Rico Gagliano reports.
Posted In: Crime, Retail

J&J in trouble over alleged kickbacks

Jan 15, 2010
The U.S. Justice Department is charging Johnson & Johnson with paying millions to a big pharmacy company in order to increase sales of its prescription drugs. Mitchell Hartman reports.
Posted In: Crime, Health

NFL antitrust case could see big impact

Jan 13, 2010
The Supreme Court is taking up an antitrust case over who's making the NFL's official uniforms and merchandise that could change the way joint ventures are allowed to do business. Steve Chiotakis talks to Marketplace's Sam Eaton.
Posted In: Crime, Sports

Voting machine maker in antitrust suit

Jan 12, 2010
Diebold recently sold its notorious electronic voting machine business to its biggest rival, Election Systems and Software. Now, the Justice Department reportedly plans to sue ES&S on antitrust grounds. Brett Neely reports.
Posted In: Crime

Why Geithner's getting so much grief

Jan 8, 2010
A House committee is planning to put Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner on the hot seat over his role in keeping certain information secret about the bailout of AIG. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Crime

British reluctant to sue health system

Jan 6, 2010
Opponents of health care reform have raised concerns about the likelihood of malpractice suits under a new system. But that's not the case in Britain's taxpayer-funded NHS. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Crime, Health

How HealthSouth started a fraud

Jan 6, 2010
Steve Chiotakis talks with HealthSouth co-founder Aaron Beam about his new book, "HealthSouth: The Wagon To Disaster," which chronicles the $2.8 billion fraud of HealthSouth co-founder Richard Scrushy.
Posted In: Books, Crime

Laptop flying rules you may not know

Jan 5, 2010
Airport security may just be getting tighter now, but one little-known measure allowing officials to scan through or confiscate your laptop indefinitely has had businesses upset for a while. At least, the ones who know about it. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Airlines, Crime