Germans vocal about timing of Google street view opt-out

Aug 12, 2010
By the end of the year, 20 German cities will have photos of their neighborhoods posted on Google, in the face of vocal protests. The search giant is offering a solution, but critics are questioning the timing.
Posted In: Internet, Law

Goldman Sachs won't spend on political ads

Aug 3, 2010
The Supreme Court recently ruled that corporations can spend unlimited amounts of money on campaign commercials -- but Goldman Sachs seemingly decided to run the other way. But the investment firm can still have indirect influence on politics.
Posted In: Law

Medicinal marijuana clinics have trouble with banks

Jul 21, 2010
Because of conflicting local, state and federal laws regarding medicinal marijuana, banks are uneasy about allowing clinics to have accounts with them.
Posted In: Banks, Law

Empathy for debt collectors?

Jul 16, 2010
This week the Federal Trade Commission issued a report calling for major changes in the debt collection industry. Robert Andrews analyzes the debt industry.
Posted In: Credit Cards, Law, Personal Finance

UK may eliminate national census

Jul 16, 2010
The 2011 British national census may be its last -- many are questioning the value of the information and the $700 million price tag isn't appealing for a country with financial concerns of its own.
Posted In: Law

SEC v. Goldman Sachs: Who won?

Jul 16, 2010
The Securities and Exchange Commission settled with Goldman Sachs & Co. yesterday for $550 million for civil fraud charges of misleading investors -- $300 million in fines, and the rest as compensation for investors who lost money. But who wins in this situation?
Posted In: Banks, Law

San Francisco passes law requiring cell phone retailers to disclose SAR (specific absorption rate) of phones

Jun 24, 2010
Our colleagues over at Marketplace covered this on their show last night....
Posted In: Cellphones, Law