Crime Corporate Fraud

  • Four out of five businesses worldwide have been hurt by some type of corporate fraud in the last three years, according to a survey commissioned by risk consultant Kroll.

  • Dell said on Monday it would sell its latest range of personal computers through China's largest electronics retailer, Gome Group.

  • Prosecutors reached a plea deal earlier this week with Weiss's former partner, William Lerach, who along with Weiss helped shape the class-action legal industry and its pursuit of corporations for alleged wrongdoing.

  • Subprime mortgage lender Accredited Home Lenders agreed on Tuesday to be bought at a lower price by Lone Star and to drop a lawsuit against the private equity firm.

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    Fallout from credit problems in the mortgage market continued to batter various companies across the globe this week.

  • A division of Dole Food issued an international recall of bagged salad Monday after a sample taken from a store in Canada tested positive for E. coli, the company said.  There have been no reports of illness, company officials said. 

  • More than a dozen parties have expressed interest in Wendy's International sale process, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday, citing a person familiar with the the situation.

  • Pacific Investment Management Co. (Pimco) is planning to take advantage of relatively cheap mortgage securities in the wake of the recent credit crisis by launching a $2 billion distressed-debt fund to buy the beaten-down assets, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.

  • General Motors in its contract negotiations with the United Auto Workers union has proposed one option that excludes establishing a union-run healthcare trust but calls for deeper cuts in several areas, the Wall Street Journal reported in its online edition.

  • Weyerhaeuser, one of the world's largest paper and lumber companies, said Monday that it would probably have to close plants and restrict operations because of weak market conditions.

  • U.S. health regulators charged Boston Scientific with inadequate record-keeping and reporting following the deaths of five patients implanted with an experimental device to treat a dangerous ballooning of the body's main artery.

  • Maurice "Hank" Greenberg

    CNBC has learned that Maurice "Hank" Greenberg has received a subpoena from the SEC and will be giving his first deposition as part of the SEC’s continuing investigation into what role, if any, he played in alleged accounting improprieties at American International Group.

  • Ace Hardware discovered an approximately $154 million shortfall on its books while preparing to convert from retailer-owned cooperative to for-profit corporation and likely will have to restate its financial results for the last five years, President and CEO Ray Griffith said Wednesday.

  • Hyundai Motor Group chief Chung Mong-koo was on Thursday handed a 3-year sentence suspended for 5 years by a South Korean appeals court, which upheld a fraud conviction by a lower court earlier this year.

  • The Securities and Exchange Commission said Wednesday that Saks Inc. has agreed to settle a lawsuit that Saks Fifth Avenue understated sales to some vendors and didn't record markdowns properly, inflating its earnings.

  • Mattel

    The U.S. Consumer Product Safety  Commission is investigating the timeliness of toy company  Mattel's disclosures before its most recent recall,  the Wall Street Journal reported in its online edition on Tuesday.

  • The state of Ohio has filed an anti-trust lawsuit accusing Marsh & McLennan, AIG and three other insurers and their subsidiaries of price fixing and other anti-competitive behavior, Attorney General Marc Dann said on Monday.

  • Home Depot

    Shares of Home Depot rose as much as 2 percent Monday after sources said the home improvement retailer agreed to cut the price in the sale of its supply unit by $1.8 billion to $8.5 billion.

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    Crocs  said Monday it will launch a line of clothing using a form of the resin material it uses in its brightly colored clogs, sending the shoe company's shares up 3 percent.

  • Home Depot

    Home Depot agreed to cut the price in its supply division sale to buyout firms by $1.8 billion, sources said on Sunday, as a housing market drop and a credit crunch forced all sides to renegotiate.