| Feb 3, 2013
| 2:30 AM
| Feb 6, 2013
Lady Justice is famously blind, a scale in one hand, a double-edged sword in the other.
Nothing in the personification connotes efficiency. Nothing suggests she takes or gives satisfaction in her work.
So here we are with muted expectations, six to...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 2:47 PM
The residential real estate market is slowly improving, and condominiums and town homes are again being built. But instead of massive towers and sprawling subdivisions, developments are far smaller in size.
One example is Wicker West 1555, a nine-unit,...
| Jan 26, 2013
| 5:45 PM
The IRS will begin accepting personal tax returns this week, which means if you haven't found someone to do your taxes yet, you should start looking.
Knowing whom to trust isn't always easy, and a federal court ruling this month isn't helping.
| Jun 7, 2013
| 8:18 PM
It's news when government identifies a genuine problem and takes reasoned steps to solve it. So here's news: The Obama administration has a plan to fix the broken U.S. patent system.
The White House outlined the plan last week in a presentation...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 11:19 AM
The conservator for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac was eager for publicity in September 2011 when it sued 17 financial institutions, accusing them of ripping off the two government-backed housing financiers. It isn't so enthusiastic anymore.
Last week the U....
| May 30, 2013
WASHINGTON — Lord Byron was, according to one of his legion of lovers, "mad, bad and dangerous to know," but he also loved dogs, which explains his cameo appearance in a recent Texas Supreme Court opinion. It answered an interesting question in a...
| May 29, 2013
| 6:14 PM
Many senior citizens fear they will fall or suffer a medical emergency and not be able to reach a phone to call for help, and authorities are warning that scammers are playing off those fears.
Suspicious calls are being placed to seniors nationwide...
| May 30, 2013
| 3:01 PM
The case of a lawsuit over the gruesome deaths of two motorcyclists in Easton was trickier than it appeared at first glance.
On Tuesday, a Northampton County jury determined that a golf club had no responsibility, was not even 1 percent to blame, for...
| May 25, 2013
| 6:14 PM
Memorial Day is here, and summer vacation season soon will be in full swing.
I don't have to tell you how expensive vacations can be. If you're like me, you're always looking for ways to cut the cost without reducing the fun. If you think joining a...
| Jan 20, 2013
Dear Liz: My daughter co-signed a student loan for a friend who failed to pay the debt. Now my daughter cannot refinance her home because this loan appears on her otherwise very good credit reports. She has been getting calls from a collection agency.