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Hewlett-Packard has refuted what it called "sensational and inaccurate reporting" suggesting hackers could use a newly discovered security vulnerability to spark a fire in some HP LaserJet printers.
On the eve of the tenth anniversary of Enron's collapse, the energy giant's former CEO, Jeff Skilling, is again asking the Supreme Court to grant him a new trial.
Despite nine months of court-ordered drug treatment, accused Ponzi schemer Allen Stanford is not yet competent to face charges he ran a $7 billion Ponzi scheme, his attorney told CNBC.
The head of Elstat, Greece’s new independent statistics agency, faces an official criminal investigation for allegedly inflating the scale of the country’s fiscal crisis and acting against the Greek national interest. The FT reports.
An independent report on human rights in Bahrain on Wednesday painted a grim picture of systematic abuses of pro-democracy protesters this year. The FT reports.
With the global financial crisis bearing down on him in late-January, 2009, financier Allen Stanford traveled to Libya in search of a lifeline—money from the Gaddafi regime, whose sovereign wealth funds had been investing with Stanford for some time.
"Everyone has flaws. They key to success and to being a great leader is to not have too many flaws and especially to not have a fatal flaw. What is a fatal flaw? Think Madoff, Enron, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, John Edwards and others. The cause of the “fatal flaws” is twofold – one moral and the other psychological," writes the author.
On Wednesday, just hours before the Penn State Board of Trustees voted to fire him, longtime Penn State football coach Joe Paterno had one last chance to save his legacy.
CNBC has learned accused Ponzi schemer Allen Stanford has been moved from the Bureau of Prisons medical center in North Carolina where he has been undergoing drug rehabilitation treatment since early this year.
The argument has been made every year: Joe Paterno should step down for the future of Penn State football. But for every bad year, as the hot seat got hotter, JoePa seemingly came back with a better season. But, after the sexual assault scandal, there's no argument to be made that things will get better for Paterno. His great contribution to the school in time and financially, perhaps more than any coach has done in history, no longer applies.
The new mobile phone app called FightBack aims to give women in India the ability to report crimes and call for help across a variety of platforms, using social networks like Twitter and Facebook. The NYT reports.
In the last four days, Penn State officials have been getting crushed by the media and by fans for their handling of charges of sexual assault allegations that inexplicably reached a dead end without being reported. How is this possible? How can the state be working on a two-year investigation and Spanier and Paterno, in their first public comments, act as if they were blindsided?
As the Penn State sexual assault allegations and perjury claims swirl, I wondered how Nittany Lions alums were taking the news. Would they let the legal process play out or had they already decided what to do with their money or their tickets? Here are some thoughts from PSU fans on Twitter.
Do high gas prices scare you? You don’t know the half of it: One police department suggested high gas prices and budget cuts could force them to FIGHT LESS CRIME. *Shudder.*
The story of billionaire hedge fund mogul Raj Rajaratnam, which shocked the investment community and led to the indictment this week of former Goldman Sachs board member Rajat Gupta, is headed to the big screen.
The FBI's “10 Most Wanted List” has included some of the world’s most notorious criminals, including Osama Bin Laden, Ted Bundy, Warren Jeffs, totaling 494 since the list’s creation in 1950.
What follows is a list of jobs that are not for anyone but those with very strong stomachs. Thinking of a career change? Here are some ideas.
Danielle Chiesi, one of the most memorable figures in the insider trading probe that snared billionaire hedge fund mogul Raj Rajaratnam, has begun her 2 ½ year sentence in federal prison, according to a U.S. Bureau of Prisons website.
The fact that retail crime is on the rise may not be surprising given the tough economy, but a new study uncovers one surprising fact: employees are often the culprits, not shoplifters.
Plenty of well-known people have wound up in the slammer. Here's a look at where some high-profile prisoners have spent their time behind bars.
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Joe and Tina Caronna are living the good life: a nice house, a collection of fancy sports cars, and loads of cash for vacations and fun. But while Tina has earned her money as a financial executive, Joe's life as an insurance agent isn't exactly legit. When Tina learns of her husband's fraud ... the results are deadly.
Insurance agent Joe Caronna steals money from friends by selling bogus annuities to feed his expensive lifestyle. He's able to conceal his fraud for years without detection.
When Tina Caronna doesn't return from a shopping trip, Joe enlists friends and family to search for his missing wife.