Patt Morrison for December 22, 2011

Bank Of America To Cut Tens Of Thousands Of Jobs In Restructuring Effort

Bank of America pays $335 million in historic settlement

When Bank of America Corp. executives decided to buy the nation’s largest subprime lender, Countrywide Financial Corp., in 2008, they probably did not foresee having to fork over $335 million dollars three years later to African-American and Hispanic borrowers due to Countrywide’s discriminatory practices; however, that is exactly what they will have to do following the North Carolina based bank’s recent settlement with the U.S. Justice Department.
Therapist and Art

Autism diagnoses spike: an epidemic in the making?

The number of children diagnosed with autism in the United States is twenty times higher than it was a generation ago and the disease affects approximately one percent of all children, according to the Centers for Disease Control.
Boehner, Cantor, House Negotiators Speak To Press

Payroll tax legislation update

Politico reporter David Mark offers his insight into the latest news about the payroll tax debate taking place on Capitol Hill.
Sandra Day O'Connor

Justice Sandra O’Connor talks about her legacy

Justice Sandra Day O’Connor was the first woman on the U.S. Supreme Court and she was the tiebreaking vote on landmark cases such as Bush v. Gore. What she experienced there has made her a crusader for civics education. The Justice joins Patt to walk through what she believes will be her greatest legacy, iCivics.org, a web site designed to engage and educate today’s young people to become tomorrow’s civic leaders. Patt talks with her about the Justice’s legacy on the Supreme Court and the challenges of inspiring today’s students to become informed, active participants in our democracy and justice system.
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