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Small Business Divided Over Minimum Wage Votes

LEGAL | By Joyce M. Rosenberg | Thursday Oct 30, 2014
Some small business owners say raising the minimum wage will pressure their companies, forcing them to cut employees' hours or jobs. Others say it's the right thing to do for workers and the economy.

Lewis: Basic Structure of Stock Market is "Insane"

LEGAL | Oct 30
Michael Lewis, author of "Liar's Poker" and "Moneyball," says it's shocking how investors understand so little about how the stock market works.

Judge Tosses Ex-Dictator's Suit Against Activision

LEGAL | By Anthony McCartney | Oct 29
Disgraced Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega's lawsuit over his inclusion in a 2012 "Call of Duty" video game has been dismissed by a judge who determined the game's use of his likeness is protected by the First Amendment.

Ask An Immigration Lawyer: An Irish-Born Attorney's Own Story

LEGAL | By Kilian Melloy | Oct 28
Whatever your need for a good lawyer, wouldn't it be nice if the person helping you navigate the maze of logistics, bureaucracy, and legal jargon had some first-hand experience of what you're facing? Enter Immigration Attorney Caro Kinsella.

The Enigma of WWII Codebreaker Alan Turing

LEGAL | Oct 27
Anthony Mason visits with actor Benedict Cumberbatch to talk about his role as mathematician Alan Turing in "The Imitation Game," a new film recounting Turing's heroic (and tragic) life story.

Rural Areas Seek Piece of Subprime-Loan Settlement

LEGAL | By Hope Yen | Oct 24
Long seen as having devastated Sun Belt cities, the subprime mortgage crisis unleashed turmoil on Ohio and other rural areas. Now federal officials are pledging regulatory attention and financial help.

Rules on Bank Risk in Mortgage Bonds Being Adopted

LEGAL | Oct 24
Federal regulators are proceeding with new rules that ease guidelines for banks selling mortgage securities and auto loans. This could mean fewer borrowers will need to make hefty down payments.

Gov't Auto-Safety Website Leaving Drivers in the Dark

LEGAL | Oct 23
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration urged car owners to have exploding airbags immediately removed from their vehicles, the agency's website provided little information about the problem.

Top Mortgage Firm Accused of Abuses

LEGAL | By Alex Veiga | Oct 23
One of the nation's largest servicers of home loans may have denied struggling borrowers the chance to fix loan problems and avoid foreclosures, New York's financial regulator has alleged.

Court Justice Suspended Over Role in Porn Scandal

LEGAL | By Mark Scolforo | Oct 22
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Monday suspended one of its members over his participation in a state government pornographic email scandal that involved employees of the attorney general's office.

Senators Ask Why Gov't Allows Regional Car Recalls

LEGAL | By Tom Krisher | Oct 21
Two U.S. senators are questioning why auto safety regulators are letting car companies recall vehicles only in limited regions when a safety problem could happen anywhere.