Sure, North Carolina’s anti-LGBT “bathroom law” is terrible. So is the new Mississippi law that allows businesses to refuse service to gay people. But the swift negative reaction to these laws says a lot about where the country is going.
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Lyft has offered to settle a class-action lawsuit in California for $12.25 million. But late last week, a U.S. District Judge rejected those terms, saying the figure was far too low.
Last week, Bangladeshi police opened fire on a crowd of people protesting two new coal plants, killing four demonstrators. The gruesome act prompts questions about not only the country’s police force, but also its plans to expand local energy grids.
These innovative projects not only open up downtowns to bike and pedestrian travel, but also support urban and real-estate development around the world, says the Urban Land Institute.
Class-action suits against Volkswagen seem to be anything but news these days. With more than 400 litigations now in court, coming up with a new reason to sue the embattled car manufacturer may be difficult. But a family-owned dealership has a new twist to its complaint, which was launched in Illinois on Wednesday.
The Department of the Treasury blocked Pfizer’s plan to acquire Allergan by issuing yet more new rules to close legal loopholes that allow for inversions.
What if you could decide which questions to ask presidential candidates during debates? Or write the headlines for the day’s news stories? A new model of journalism could help create this opportunity.
With the presidential election only months away, Congress is expected to slow down even more than usual. And states may step up to fill the gap. That seems to be happening with the minimum wage, which picked up two state wins recently, and family-friendly policies such as paid time off to care for family members.
This week, the release of what are known as the Panama Papers is showcasing how some of the world’s wealthiest and most corrupt leaders in business and government are, in their way, declaring an economic war on the world’s citizens. At first, the response was relatively ho-hum. But that’s beginning to change.
It is estimated that more than 2.3 million Filipinos work abroad — and that is the official statistic. Many work without the proper visas, making them even more vulnerable to poor working conditions and human rights abuses.
There are few federal, state or local regulations on food date labels, who sets them and what they actually represent. A new bill aims to address standardization head-on in California.
Washington, D.C. joined cities like Seattle, Oklahoma City and Fort Worth, Texas, to implement a stormwater fee that charges landowners based on a formula that calculates how much runoff they create, which funds city projects to build natural solutions.
The “official” social cost of carbon pollution was $37 per ton in 2015, according to the U.S. government. But a new study reveals that number should be much higher — a change that could help pave way for new mitigation projects.