HP's new guy on the case

Feb 22, 2007
Hewlett-Packard has a new lawyer. Michael Holston starts today as HP's general counsel. He replaces Ann Baskins who resigned before refusing to testify at a congressional hearing on that notorious spying case.
Posted In: Crime

Borrow now to party and gamble . . . responsibly

Feb 21, 2007
The payday-lending industry's spending $10 million to polish its image and adopt a few regulations — before the government does. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Crime

Charity loophole stays wide open

Feb 21, 2007
The new House rules are supposed to restrict privately-sponsored congressional getaways — but the rules don't apply if a charity's paying, and that means it could be on anyone's dime.
Posted In: Crime, Washington

Does U.S. patent law travel?

Feb 21, 2007
AT&T wants Microsoft to pay for overseas patent infringement. The case goes before the Supreme Court today, and the outcome could have far-reaching effects.
Posted In: Crime

Supreme Court rulings are all business

Feb 20, 2007
The Supreme Court handed down rulings today in favor of corporate America — one for Weyerhaeuser, the timber company, and the other involving cigarette maker Philip Morris. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Crime, Health

Honda's odometers go the extra mile

Feb 19, 2007
The company is telling 6 million owners of its cars that their odometers may have rolled up miles too fast. That may have voided warranties before their time. Eric Niiler reports.
Posted In: Auto, Crime

Delicate balance: liability vs. accountability

Feb 15, 2007
The SEC wants to limit damages against corporations accused of fraud, but critics say the plan runs the risk of squashing accountability and opening the floodgates for wrongdoing.
Posted In: Crime

Is responsibility in a Google search?

Feb 12, 2007
Mainline media companies are objecting to ties Google has with some less-than-reputable downloading websites. Matthew Karnitschnig had the story in today's Wall Street Journal. He talks with Kai Ryssdal.
Posted In: Crime, Entertainment

Pumping a message to fuel sales

Feb 12, 2007
In Omaha, Neb., a gas-station chain is hoping to convince Americans to stop buying crude from the Middle East. It could be coming to a city near you. Avishay Artsy reports.
Posted In: Crime, Entrepreneurship

Scam alert: Struggling homeowners beware

Feb 9, 2007
Con artists have found a new way to prey on nervous homeowners in danger of losing their properties. It's called a foreclosure release scam, and there are some sure danger signs to look for.
Posted In: Crime, Housing