Swiss banking giant Credit Suisse pleaded guilty to a criminal charge that it helped wealthy Americans dodge income taxes for decades, a plea federal officials said bolstered their efforts to show that no financial firm was too big to prosecute.
A nearly $1-billion settlement with California and other state authorities as well as federal agencies will close out two major investigations into possible mortgage wrongdoing by the home-lending arm of Atlanta's SunTrust Banks Inc.
The California Department of Motor Vehicles has joined the California Highway Patrol in withdrawing safety guidelines for motorcycle lane-splitting.
The job of a House whip is largely about knowing how the vote count stands. Just trying to win the job shows how difficult the road ahead might be for the three candidates working to line up support. There are 233 Republicans in the House who can participate in Thursday's secret ballot. But based on the projections the candidates offer, you'd think it were more. Allies of Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.), increasingly viewed as the front-runner, say he's very near the 117 votes he needs to secure the House's No. 3 job on the first ballot. Rep. Peter Roskam (R-Ill.), currently the chief deputy whip, has 90 "solid" commitments, aides say. And second-term Rep. Marlin...