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

Getting into the ring over cockfighting

Feb 9, 2007
Amazon carries two cockfighting magazines on its site, so the Humane Society is suing the online retail giant. Amazon refuses to take them down as a matter of free speech.
Posted In: Crime, Retail

New effort to curb gang violence

Feb 8, 2007
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is unveiling a plan to suppress gang activity by targeting the city's worst gangs. Officials are up against more than 40,000 members in 700 gangs.
Posted In: Crime

Combating gangs at high costs

Feb 7, 2007
In Los Angeles, gangs are no longer just an inner-city problem. A summit of police and community leaders is taking a look at the costs to businesses and taxpayers. Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Crime, Economy

Online Super Bowl gambling curtailed by new law

Feb 2, 2007
An estimated $8 billion will be wagered illegally on Sunday's Super Bowl. A lot of that money's gone online the past several years. But bets on this year's game could be good for more old-fashioned bookies. Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Crime, Sports

Identity theft drops 12 percent

Feb 2, 2007
Stolen identities are on the decline, says a new report. And it turns out that all that online banking is actually helping to keep your information safe. Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Crime, Science

Virginia's not for donors

Jan 30, 2007
At least not anonymous ones. Lawmakers in the state are considering legislation that would ban anonymous sperm and egg donations, and that could raise prices for families trying to conceive. Eric Niiler explains.
Posted In: Crime