A new plan from Senate Republicans to award businesses, schools, and universities sweeping exemptions from lawsuits arising from inadequate coronavirus safeguards is putting Republicans and Democrats at loggerheads.
By Andrew Taylor, Associated Press
EDITOR'S NOTE: We received a number of responses from viewers like you regarding last week's broadcast story, "In Tiny Rhode Island, a Massive Public Pension Crisis Looms" and the Making Sen$e web piece, "Paying For Public Pensions." So,…
By Elizabeth Shell
In the coming years, BP will face a complex stew of litigation, fines and penalties stemming from the Gulf oil spill.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid hit a stumbling block in an effort to pass a bill that would have lifted an oil spill liability cap. Judy Woodruff speaks with Washington Post reporter Joel Achenbach about the latest on efforts to…
By Quinn Bowman
As oil continues to leak into the Gulf of Mexico after the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded and sank, the amount of legal damages that BP and other companies might owe is an evolving issue before Congress.
Question: Is California printing its own money? Paul Solman: Funny you should ask. The State of California Franchise Tax Board website currently features this statement: “We will accept registered warrants…towards the payment of tax liabilities.” State taxes, of…
By Business Desk
Question: My high school daughter asked me a question I can’t answer. Can the Dow fall to zero or into negative numbers? Paul Solman: Ah, at last. A question I can definitively answer: ABSOLUTELY…
Author William Cohen discusses his book "House of Cards," which tells the story of how investment banking giant Bear Stearns collapsed in 2008.
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