Politics Ethics


  • June 27- The battle over abortion was expected to shift to measures focusing on the fetus in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision striking down a Texas law enacted in the name of maternal health. The 5-3 ruling held that Texas clinic regulations put an undue burden on women seeking abortion, a right established in the court's landmark 1973 Roe v.

  • Instruments for spinal surgery, photographed in an operating theater. Chinese surgeon Ren Xiaoping is experimenting with full-body transplants on mice and human cadavers, with a view to using the technique on spine-injured patients.

    Ren Xiaoping proposes using a glue to connect the spinal cord of the "healthy" head and a donor body, and volunteers are already queuing up.

  • Business must respect workers' rights: Philip Jennings

    Philip Jennings, general secretary at UNI Global Union, urges corporations to respect the human rights of their employees.

  • April 11- Even as scores of U.S. abortion clinics have shut down, the number of doctors trained to provide the procedure has surged- but only in some parts of the country. "I don't think we have a provider shortage anymore," said Sarah W. Prager, a University of Washington Medical School professor. Texas is emblematic of areas of scarcity.

  • Ashley Madison website

    Economists at Michigan State University found a correlation between Ashley Madison accounts and corporate culture.

  • OSLO, Jan 28- The ethics watchdog for Norway's $800 billion sovereign wealth fund, the world's largest, is stepping up its scrutiny of companies the fund invests in to make sure they are not involved in corruption, an official at the watchdog told Reuters. Eli Ane Lund, administrative leader of the ethics council, said the watchdog was currently investigating 14...

  • Pakistanis light candles during a vigil for victims of the Bacha Khan university attack in Islamabad, Pakistan.

    After Wednesday's shootings at a Pakistan university, attention has focused on the two staff members who took up arms to protect themselves.

  • What is impact investing?

    Stephen King, partner at Omidyar Network, explains how you can achieve financial returns and a positive social impact through impact investing in emerging markets.

  • FIFA President Sepp Blatter forced to step down for 90 days

    FIFA President Sepp Blatter and his possible successor, UEFA chief Michel Platini, have been provisionally suspended for 90 days by the global soccer body's ethics committee.

  • Jeff Smisek in May, 2015.

    Recent scandals at United and Toshiba are sending off a warning signal about corporate ethics, says former Medtronic CEO Bill George.

  • Fewer employees in Singapore are willing to expose unethical colleagues due to increased fears of retaliation, a new report found.

  • Why this expert saw FIFA scandal coming

    James Dorsey, senior fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, discusses news of alleged corruption inside FIFA, soccer's global governing body.

  • Alex Molinaroli

    Johnson Controls CEO Alex Molinaroli saw his annual bonus get cut following his affair with an employee of a consulting firm.

  • money keyboard

    Think you've seen it all? Check out this PR pitch, attempting to bribe a journalist to mention clients.

  • Big bank on speech circuit

    CNBC's Larry Kudlow, and Richard Brodsky, Demos senior fellow, discuss the ethics of huge speaking fees which former presidents and government officials receive once they leave office.

  • Wall Street's next generation

    CNBC's Rick Santelli talks with Jim Bianco, Bianco Research, David Krause, Marquette University and several students about getting a job on Wall Street, ethics in the workplace, and "green" energy.

  • Making mobile more ethical: Wikipedia co-founder

    Jimmy Wales, co-founder of Wikipedia, explains that The People's Operator aims to make mobile more ethical by donating a percentage of each bill to charity.

  • U.S. security services have intercepted computer shipments and hacked Microsoft's error reporting system, according to a Der Spiegel report.

  • Federal Judge Jed S. Rakoff spoke exclusively with CNBC in some of his first public comments following his controversial essay in January.

  • Wells Fargo: Allegations of fraudulent activity

    Jacob Zamansky, Zamansky & Associates partner, Scott Reckard, Los Angeles Times reporter, and Marc LoPresti, LoPresti Law Group, discuss the accusations levied against Wells Fargo Bank who is accused of opening customer accounts, without consent, to meet quotas and boost company profits.