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Federal consumer watchdog agency hit with complaints of retaliation, discrimination

The federal consumer watchdog agency has been beset by complaints of retaliation and discrimination, according to a published report.<p>The Washington Times, citing congressional investigators, internal documents, and interviews with employees, reports that workers at the Consumer Financial Protection …

NBA Rumors: Roy Hibbert Trade Rumblings Continue Pacers' Subtle Culture Shift

When the Indiana Pacers allowed Lance Stephenson to exit stage Charlotte this summer, the whole situation seemed unsettlingly narrow-minded. Larry Bird and Pacers brass allowed a 23-year-old near All-Star and two-way menace to bounce over a couple million bucks—pittance for a player who was already …

Apple CEO Tim Cook Is 'Not Satisfied' With Employee Diversity

Apple recently released its employee diversity report and the numbers are fairly consistent with other tech companies in Silicon Valley. Apple CEO Tim Cook acknowledged that he is “not satisfied” with the numbers and will focus on “advancing diversity.”<p>In the U.S., Apple’s employees are 55% white, …

Kenyan church attack leaves four worshippers dead and 17 injured

At least four people were killed when two gunmen burst into a crowded church and opened fired on worshippers near the Kenyan port of Mombasa.<p>The attack, which left about 17 wounded, came despite increased security in Kenyan cities amid heightened warnings of extremist violence.<p>Two people were …

Ex-police commander's testimony aids defense at Oscar Pistorius' murder trial

The police investigation into the killing of Reeva Steenkamp by Oscar Pistorius sounded like a catalog of bumbling, bad judgment, poor memory and petty theft in court on Friday, and it was the commanding officer on the scene the night of the killing who was testifying.<p>Former police Col. G.S. van …

Why The New American Workforce Wants Better Consumption, Not Just More

While spending might be up for the richest 1%, the rest of Americans are quietly revolutionizing the economy, reshaping their spending habits to reflect a desire for quality over quantity.<p>America is on strike.<p>But don’t look for picket signs and bullhorns. Instead, one by one, Americans are lifting …

ROUBINI: 'Bitcoin Is A Ponzi Game And A Conduit For Criminal Activities'

Should your credit score be on your bank statements?

Are truly free credit scores on the horizon? Maybe, if credit-card companies heed the suggestion of the government that they should provide all …

Finance

Keeping the funeral business alive

By Kai Ryssdal<p>March 06, 2014 | 4:06 PM<p>Listen to this story<p>DownloadEmbed<p>Embed Code<iframe src="https://www.marketplace.org/2014/03/06/business/keeping-funeral-business-alive/popout" frameborder="0" width="100%" height="240px"></iframe><p>Copy<br>• Close<p>Listen To The …

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Apple's Next Big Acquisition Should Be Here

In short order, the sale of Nokia’s mobile phone division to Microsoft will be official. What’s left of the Finnish company is basically two businesses: One that provides mobile network infrastructure and one that provides mapping services, called Here. Apple should pay Nokia whatever it takes to …

Natural-gas futures up 3% as U.S. supplies drop

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Natural-gas futures climbed about 3% on Thursday after U.S. government data showed a bigger-than-expected weekly drop …

Oil

Ex-top Law Firm Execs Charged with Fraud, Theft

Three former top executives of Dewey & LeBoeuf law firm were charged with fraud and theft for concealing from banks, investors and other lawyers the deteriorating health of the once prestigious firm before it went bankrupt in 2012.<p>Thursday's criminal charges were announced by Manhattan prosecutors …

Corruption

Defense attacks Madoff aide's credibility

Defense lawyers argue prosecutors in the first Madoff-related criminal case heard by a jury didn't prove the defendants knew about the fraud and acted with criminal intent.<p>NEW YORK — Defense lawyers in the fraud trial of five former Bernard Madoff employees began closing arguments Thursday much as …

U.S. natural gas could be geopolitical weapon

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Playboy Must Pay $6 Million to Fired Whistleblower

LOS ANGELES — Playboy Enterprises must pay $6 million to a former accounting executive who was wrongfully terminated, a federal jury in California decided Wednesday, and may have to pay more when punitive damages are decided later this week.<p>According to the suit filed in the U.S. District Court in …

Louisiana Is The Shocking New Movie-Making Capital Of The World

Eighteen of the 108 films released last year that were produced by the major studios and the five biggest independents were shot in the Bayou State, according to the 2013 Feature Film Production Study from FilmL.A., the region's non-profit permitting agency.<p>Paramount's "G.I. Joe: Retaliation," …

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LeBron James, Heat beat Spurs for second straight NBA title

MIAMI -- Victory in Game 7 brought more than another crown for LeBron James and the Miami Heat. It validated the team and its leader, forever …

Basketball

LeBron James named Finals MVP

MIAMI -- LeBron James can rest as long as he wants.<p>He's now a two-time NBA champion -- and a two-time NBA Finals MVP.<p>After two years of almost …

Dr. Dre, Drake, Spike Lee & More Congratulate LeBron James in Nike ‘Leave a Message’ Ad

The celebration is on in South Beach as the Miami Heat win their second consecutive NBA title. Always at the forefront and one step ahead of the …

Heat Top Spurs, Win 2nd Straight Title; LeBron James Finals MVP

With an NBA championship (and his legacy) on the line, LeBron scored 37 points in Thursday night’s Game 7 to guide Miami to a second straight title.

The @miamiheat repeat as NBA Champions.

‘Man of Steel’ Is Fun to Watch, But It’s Still a Failure. Here’s Why.

The new Man of Steel borrows heavily from classic Superman comics. So why is it so bad? Sujay Kumar on the movie’s key missing ingredient. (Warning: …