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Gagging orders cover £115m of council payouts
COUNCILS have signed agreements relating to payouts of more than £115m in the past three years. The majority contain gagging orders that prevent individuals from blowing the whistle on poor practice and wrongdoing.
'Fracking' supporters say Ill. bill ready for vote
Supporters of high-volume oil and gas drilling said Wednesday that they hope for a quick vote on a bill to regulate the practice in Illinois after reaching agreements on hiring and environmental concerns. ...
Swaps Vote Is Another Big Win for the Big Banks
Click on the section of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission website about the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial-reform law and the first thing that jumps out is a quotation, in bold, from CFTC Chairman Gary Gensler about how Dodd-Frank would transform the derivatives market -- for the better.