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Fired Wells Fargo employees file class-action lawsuits The Wells Fargo scandal continues. The bank’s CEO, John Stumpf, went through another round of questioning Thursday on Capitol Hill, where he continued to pin the bank’s troubles on rogue employees. Wells Fargo recently fired more than 5,000 workers for opening accounts for millions of customers without their knowledge. But two class action lawsuits have been filed that suggest the scandal could reflect a wider culture of corruption inside the bank. Former employees are alleging that they were punished, demoted or even fired for not doing things like setting up fake accounts and even for blowing the whistle on such activities. Press Play spoke with the employment lawyer handling the worker class actions.
Accusations of lying fly between James Comey and White House During his testimony Thursday, former FBI Director James Comey accused President Trump and other White House officials of lying when they said the FBI was in disarray and its staff had lost confidence in him. President Trump’s lawyer said Comey was wrong -- that the president never asked for his loyalty, and never asked him to back off the investigation into former NSA director Michael Flynn.
George Saunders: Lincoln in the Bardo (Part I) Lincoln in the Bardo dramatizes a grieving President Lincoln as he visits the grave of his beloved son Willie, who died at age eleven. In the novel, the buried dead believe they're not dead -- "they're sick and refer to their coffins as "sick boxes."
Industry insights and lessons learned from memorable guests We have interesting guests on The Business, and sometimes our conversations are too long to fit into one show. This week we give you stories that were too good to leave on the cutting room floor, including some sharp insights on making it in the industry from David Mandel, David Simon, Shawn Levy and Matt Reeves.