A lawsuit challenges Measure B, the city's voter-approved plan to make changes to retirement benefits it previously agreed
to in negotiations.
San Jose is getting a federal grant to create an arts and culture district downtown.
In his new book "Saving Capitalism" former Clinton
administration labor secretary Robert Reich lays out the many
ways he thinks the free market has failed America, including
creating a "working poor" and a "non-working rich." The solution,
Reich suggests, is to reframe economic policy so that it looks more
after the interests of the individual than those of the corporation.
A New York Times investigation claims that corporations like American Express are effectively banning customers from filing class action lawsuits, thanks to arbitration clauses buried deep in their contracts. Companies often prefer arbitration because it is typically cheaper than litigation. However, consumer advocates say class action lawsuits are a key tool in holding corporations accountable. We look at the Times' investigation and discuss the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's recent announcement that it may try eliminating lawsuit waivers in consumer contracts.