Knife-wielding assailants attacked civilians on a street in the central Chinese city of Changsha on Friday morning, state media Xinhua said.» Read More
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.
The idea that the sentence handed down Thursday to fallen-hedge fund billionaire Raj Rajaratnam resembles anything like the proper administration of justice depends on a very common factual error — that investors are victimized by insider traders.
The imprisonment of human beings at record levels is both a moral failure and an economic one — especially at a time when state governments confront enormous fiscal crises caused largely by bloated and unnecessary prison spending.
Sensible criminal justice reforms like easing drug penalties, using drug courts, expanding treatment programs and sentencing reforms are key changes. Lawmakers are also expanding their use of public-private partnerships to lower prison spending, improve performance and avoid major capital investment in new prisons.
In this age of low crime and high tech, its easy to take personal security for granted
High-profile cyber intrusions, mixed with anonymous mechanized threats and curiously timed offline periods for major corporations, have prompted conspiracy theorists to wonder if hackers are trying to undermine big business or the economy.
China is pushing the boundaries of piracy even further with a theme park based on the online gaming blockbuster, World of Warcraft — a dream come true for gamers in a country internet addiction is so common it's treated in hospital. The FT reports.
Counterfeit prescription pharmaceuticals are widely recognized as a growing public health risk and a serious concern to public health officials, private companies, and consumers. Learn more.
Counterfeit prescription pharmaceuticals are a growing trend, widely recognized as a public health risk and a serious concern to public health officials, private companies, and consumers. In this CNBC.com special report, we take an in-depth look at the world of counterfeit pharmaceuticals, from the dangers they pose and where they’re made, to what is being done to combat them.
What would you bring to London's Houses of Parliament when you came to gape at Big Ben? A broomstick? A plastic thumb? Or even an egg? These were all among the items confiscated from visitors to the Houses of Parliament in the first half-year of 2011.
The market is tanking. The economy is headed for a double-dip. What's your move, America?
The sentencing of former hedge-fund mogul Raj Rajaratnam has been delayed two weeks to October 13.
In testimony obtained by CNBC, a former attorney for the SEC denied that he had a conflict in his handling of the Bernard Madoff case, despite allegations by the agency's Inspector General that have been referred to the Justice Department for possible criminal prosecution.
Britain’s deputy prime minister, Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg told delegates at his annual party conference in Birmingham on Wednesday there was no turning back from the coalition government’s fiscal austerity program despite figures showing government borrowing in August reached a record high for the month.
Can't banks do anything to prevent traders from creating huge unauthorized exposures to trading losses?
As his former colleagues at the International Monetary Fund gather this week, the scandal surrounding Dominique Strauss-Kahn will be a specter in the background.
The former IMF chief admitted to a “moral failing” but denied he had sexually assaulted a New York hotel maid in a widely-anticipated interview on French television.
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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.