By John Solomon
How the government's punishing of the exposure of official wrongdoing can linger for years
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
President Obama on Monday announced nominees for three administration posts likely to be in the thick of the environmental and budget wars of his second term.
A Seattle grocery store has complained of losing thousands in revenue due to shoplifting since the city council unanimously passed a ban on plastic bags last summer.
Lawmakers are making public emails that show that Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s CEO found out in 2005 that the retailer was handing out bribes in Mexico.
The Food and Drug Administration is requiring makers of Ambien and similar sleeping pills to lower the dosage of their drugs, based on studies suggesting that patients face higher risks of injury because of morning drowsiness.
Nintendo was targeted in a recent online data attack, but no personal or company information was lost, the Japanese maker of the Wii game console said Sunday.
Retailers reported surging April sales that were helped by a late Easter, extending strong spending momentum since late last year.
Even as it gears up for a fight to enter the D.C. market, retailing giant Wal-Mart is facing new questions at the corporate level after reporting mixed financial results Tuesday for its most recent quarter, including a seventh straight drop in per-store sales in the United States.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. reported a 9.3 percent increase in third-quarter net income as the world's largest retailer benefited from cost controls and a robust international business. The company also raised its full-year profit outlook.
"She understands business and the role that business, government and civil society must play to build a strong economy that provides opportunity and strengthens communities across the country," Mr. Duke said in a statement.