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Court imposes limits on class actions

The Supreme Court on Wednesday limited the ability of people to combine forces and fight corporations together when they want to dispute contracts for cell phones, cable television and other services, a move consumer advocates called a crushing blow. Full story

Ameriprise profit up, selling Securities America

Financial planning firm Ameriprise Financial Inc. on Monday posted a 13 percent rise in first-quarter profit, boosted by growth in its asset management and advice and wealth management divisions. The company also said it will sell its Securities America broker-dealer unit, which earlier this month a Full story to screen dating site for sex offenders said it will begin checking users against the national sex offender registry, days after a class action lawsuit was filed by a woman allegedly sexually assaulted by a man she met on the dating site. Full story

Google foe won't take "no" on Buzz cash

An Internet privacy group that prodded U.S. regulators to scrutinize Google Inc is miffed about getting cut out of a class action settlement over the search behemoth's Buzz social network. Full story

Oregon man pleads guilty to investment fraud

The U.S. attorney's office says a 48-year-old Eugene, Ore., man has pleaded guilty to three counts of mail fraud and one count of tax fraud in an investment fraud scheme that brought him more than $850,000. Full story

Williams: High court likely will rule in Wal-mart favor

   NBC's Pete Williams says that the Supreme Court likely will ruled that a massive sex discrimination lawsuit filed on behalf of at least 500,000 women claiming that Wal-Mart favors men over women in pay and promotions can't move forward.

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  Women sue Walmart

Prof. Paul Rothstein shares his thoughts on a class action filing that claims Walmart favors men in pay and promotions.

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