HousingWire's Morning Radar provides a look at what's trending across media outlets nationwide.
Mortgage insurer settles over maternity discrimination
MGIC will pay $550,000 to settle a lawsuit that claimed the insurer discriminated against women on maternity leave, The Wall Street Journal reports.
The lawsuit, filed by the Justice Department, alleged the mortgage insurer required that 70 women return to their jobs before they could get mortgage-insurance coverage.
Most of the settlement funds will go to the women involved, and MGIC will also train workers on discrimination law.
Romney retorts Obama on Osama decision
With the Republican nomination wrapped up (though don’t tell that to at least one guy), Mitt Romney once again turned his attention to his November foe, this time on the hot-button topic of Osama bin Laden's death.
The New York Times reports Romney, speaking Monday, said he’d have given the same order to kill the former terrorist leader as President Barack Obama, despite doubts from the incumbent’s campaign.
“Even Jimmy Carter would have given that order,” Romney said, seemingly taking aim at two Nobel Peace Prize winners with one stone.
The Occupy movement, in a nod to International Workers’ Day, will look to reclaim the spotlight with a number of protests planned May 1.
Bloomberg reports events are set for 115 cities across the U.S., including Chicago, Los Angeles and, of course, New York. Occupy Wall Street plans to march from Union Square to Lower Manhattan, while the umbrella group advocates for a general strike of work, school, banking and shopping.
New York police say they’re prepared for an onslaught of protesters. They’ve arrested about 2,100 in the city since protests started last fall, according to an Occupy Wall Street spokesman.
— Andrew Scoggin