BNP Paribas, France's biggest bank, pleaded guilty to U.S. charges and agreed to give up a record $8.8 billion for violating U.S. sanction laws. Conway G. Gittens reports.
This and That 4 Crafts: These automated speeding cameras and red-light cameras are all about public safety about as much as the sugared beverage tax in Cook County, IL is. It's all about money and nothing else. Politicians get called out when they try to grab money through taxes and fees, so their new game is to try it by being PC and saying it is for the welfare of the public. If they were truly interested in the welfare of the public they would invest money into programs to help the causes and would also reduce the taxes they collect and waste.