The U.S. Senate voted to install John Koskinen as commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service, giving the tax agency its first Senate-confirmed leader in more than a year.
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Arbitration clauses in contracts for checking accounts, credit cards and other products may face regulation from the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the agency said this week.Read More »
A presidential advisory panel on government surveillance recommended satisfying a demand of Internet companies such as Yahoo! Inc. and Facebook Inc. while putting new burdens on telecommunications providers to retain data for future snooping.Read More »
Target Corp., the second-largest U.S. discount chain, said data for about 40 million debit and credit cards may have been wrongfully accessed in recent weeks and that law enforcement is investigating the matter.Read More »
Ex-Pennsylvania State University President Graham Spanier and two other school officials charged with conspiring to cover up the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal can’t question a former university lawyer, a judge ruled.Read More »
The Obama administration has cut back on deporting undocumented immigrants, with forced departures on track to drop more than 10 percent.Read More »