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Chinese Detergent Maker Sorry for Harm Done by Racist Ad

CORPORATE | Jun 1
A Chinese laundry detergent maker apologized for the harm caused by the spread of an ad in which a black man "washed" by its product was transformed into a fair-skinned Asian man.

Idea for Burt's Bees Land to Become Park Becoming Partisan

LEGAL | By David Sharp | Jun 1
A congressional field hearing in the coming week on a proposal to create a national monument in northern Maine underscores how partisan lines have been drawn as Republican lawmakers try to rein in the expansion of public lands.

Ask A Lawyer :: Can Same-Sex Partners Apply for an E-2 Treaty Investors Visa?

LEGAL | Jun 1
Once an E-2 Visa is obtained, the national is granted a two year stay in the United States and may apply for renewals every two years to extend their stay.

Now Gawker Has Its Own Billionaire Backer, Sort Of

CORPORATE | May 30
The courtroom fight between former pro wrestler Hulk Hogan and news-and-gossip site Gawker is becoming a battleground of sorts for Silicon Valley tycoons as well.

North Dakota Ballot Measure Pits Family vs. Corporate Farms

CORPORATE | By Blake Nicholson | May 30
North Dakota's hog and dairy industries are hoping voters will bless state lawmakers' decision to allow non-family corporations to own operations, but it could be a tough sell.

Texas Trying Revamped Sex Offender Treatment Program

CORPORATE | By Betsy Blaney | May 30
Outside of a struggling West Texas town, about a mile from the high school, sits a one-story brick building, its perimeter fencing topped with razor wire. Since last fall, it's been home to some of Texas' most violent sex offenders.

Sky High: NYC 'Trophy Apartment' Could List for $250 Million

FINANCE | By Verena Dobnik | May 30
Billionaires' Row. That's what New York real estate experts have dubbed a lineup of a half-dozen new superluxury skyscrapers overlooking Central Park that are home to some of the world's most expensive apartments.

How Alibaba Won - and Lost - A Friend in Washington

CORPORATE | By Erika Kinetz and Desmond Butler | May 28
This is the tale of how one of China's corporate giants won - and ultimately lost - a friend in Washington, using legal methods long deployed by corporate America: Money and influence.

Cheapskates, You're Doing It Right - At Least in Investing

FINANCE | By Stan Choe | May 28
Research keeps piling up to show that one of the best predictors for the success of a mutual fund is if it has low fees.

Citibank Paying $425M in Fines to Settle U.S. Charges on Rates

FINANCE | May 27
Citibank will pay $425 million in fines to settle federal civil charges of attempting to manipulate key benchmarks used to set interest rates for investments in derivatives and U.S. Treasury bonds as well as a range of consumer loans.

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