To Catch a Thief: Thousands of retailers like Target and CVS have been working to create vast databases of workers accused of stealing and are using that information to keep employees from working again in the industry. But the databases are facing scrutiny from labor lawyers and federal regulators, The New York Times reports.
In the Shadows: Former SEC Chairman Mary Schapiro will serve as a managing director and chairman of the governance and markets practice at Promontory Financial Group, a business that’s known as a so-called shadow regulator, Bloomberg Businessweek reports.
Korea Tensions: North Korea on Wednesday banned South Korean workers from entering a joint industrial complex near the demilitarized zone amid an escalating threat of conflict on the peninsula, the Washington Post reports.
Gay Marriage: A former Arizona copper mining town reborn as an artists' community defied the threat of legal action on Tuesday and became the first city in the conservative southwestern state to allow civil unions between same-sex couples, Reuters reports.
Saudi Sentence: Rights group Amnesty International has condemned a reported Saudi court ruling sentencing a man to be paralyzed as retribution for having paralyzed another man as "outrageous," CNN reports.