When a seriously depressed person requires an antidepressant, he needs a doctor's permission. If a person wants to buy a gun, he needs only two forms of ID. Commentator Robert Reich has some thoughts about that.
The nation's banks got some good news from the U.S. Supreme Court today. It ruled states can't make their own rules for bank subsidiaries. But the decision has consumer groups worried. John Dimsdale reports.
Small businesses have been pleading for patent reform, and Congress is expected this week to unwrap legislation to change the system. But some fear it might unintentionally dry up the flow of venture capital.
That's right, go ahead and kill 'em with kindness. FBI agents in Seattle are training bank employees in the robbery-plagued city to identify and approach suspicious customers, and the program seems to be working.
A traditionally black college, whose endowment has been cut in half over the past decade, could be saved by a $7 million sale of a Georgia O'Keeffe painting. But a judge has put the brakes on the deal.