Let's Make a Deal: The publication of a quarter-million State Department cables over the weekend revealed the pressure American diplomats put on other countries to accept relocated Guantánamo Bay prisoners, The New York Times reports. In one example, Slovenia was told to take a prisoner if it wanted to meet with President Obama. The cables also show the global distress over Iran and Obama's push for harsh sanctions. The Wall Street Journal reports the cables could prove embarrassing to the United States and its allies.
NY Uptick: The New York Law Journal reports law firms in New York have outperformed their peers nationwide so far this year. A Wells Fargo Wealth Management survey found firms in New York and Southern California have shown 5 to 6 percent revenue increases while firms nationally have seen flat growth.
Debt Buying Boom: The Wall Street Journal reports a surge in lawsuits against people who aren't paying their bills as souring loans and credit-card obligations have become cheaper to buy.
Prohibition: The Food and Drug Administration is cracking down on caffeine-infused alcoholic drinks, including "Moonshot '69," whose co-founder calls the regulatory push "prohibition in 2010," The New York Times reports.
Cyber Monday: As shoppers click their way around web sites for holiday bargains on this Cyber Monday, Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. is expected today to announce a major online intellectual property enforcement action. U.S. Attorney Ronald Machen Jr. of the District and Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director John Morton are expected to join Holder this morning at the U.S. Justice Department.