Writer: Stuart Silverstein and Myron Levin

Consumer Protection

After a Long Holdout, Tobacco Companies to Issue Mea Culpas

Tobacco industry CEOs being sworn in at a hearing before the House Energy and Commerce Committee in April 1994. The executives testified that they did not believe that nicotine is addictive. (The Washington Post via Getty Images) In a matter of days, the American tobacco industry will begin [...]


U.S. Crackdown on Pay Violations Yields $240.8 Million in Wage Recoveries

U.S. labor investigators recovered $240.8 million in back wages for American workers last year amid an intensified crackdown on pay abuses in low-skill industries. That newly released total – which reflects the amount of back wages that employers agreed to pay, or were ordered to pay, following government investigations – [...]

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