Law

Under pressure to act, cell phone makers to add 'kill switch' to new devices

Apple, AT&T and 11 other smartphone makers and wireless companies have agreed to add “kill switch” technology to their devices starting next year in an effort to deter cell phone...

April 15, 2014

Congressional report pushes for e-cigarette rules

Federal officials are calling for new regulations for electronic cigarettes. A new report released Monday cited concerns that e-cigarettes aggressively target youth, and should be strictly...

April 15, 2014

Computer thieves hack another Minnesota company

If you have accumulated Club Carlson Gold Points through stays and food and beverage purchases at Carlson Rezidor Hotels, stop reading this and go check your points balance. Unlike the earlier data...

April 10, 2014

Web users advised to change all their passwords due to 'Heartbleed' bug

Internet security teams have discovered a major bug that has exposed millions of passwords, credit card numbers and other sensitive information to computer hackers, and the bug has gone undetected...

April 09, 2014

Beer

FDA Responds To Craft Brewer Backlash Over Proposed Rule

Craft breweries have worried that proposed FDA rules could disrupt longstanding relationships with farmers, but the government is clarifying its intentions and will issue revised language this summer.

April 08, 2014

Trustee Seeks To Expand The Scope Of Petters Clawbacks

The bankruptcy trustee attempting to round up “false profits” tied to the Tom Petters Ponzi scheme wants permission to pursue “clawback” claims in 26 countries around the world.

April 03, 2014

Construction firm fined for worker's death at Saints ballpark site

A construction firm working at the site of the new St. Paul Saints ballpark has been fined more than $50,000 as a result of an accident last year that killed one of its workers, the St. Paul...

April 02, 2014

Area families wait for answers from GM about faulty car part

The head of General Motors was grilled by lawmakers in Washington Tuesday, who asked why it took the company 13 years to recall a faulty ignition switch on several of its models.  The...

April 01, 2014

Target Location

Target Faces Senate Committee And Another Lawsuit

A Senate committee laid out multiple mistakes Target made when failing to prevent its data breach; meanwhile, the company faces yet another lawsuit.

March 27, 2014

Payday loans become reform target for MN lawmakers

Here’s a recent USA Today headline: “Payday loan fees can trap you,” Another one from the L.A. Times: “Most payday loan borrowers get stuck in ‘revolving door of debt&...

March 27, 2014

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