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Speculation has been building about who might want to buy the other newspapers owned by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp in the UK, after the News of the World closure.
The Justice Department has been conducting a criminal investigation of sports fishing expeditions in the Amazon that may have been used as covers for Americans to have sex with underage girls, the New York Times reports.
James Murdoch faces a test as he jockeys to one day run NewsCorp, his father’s company, and salvage the biggest deal in its history, the takeover of British Sky Broadcasting, the New York Times reports.
Federal prosecutors officially adopted new guidelines about charging corporations with crimes — a softer approach that, longtime white-collar lawyers and former federal prosecutors say, helps explain the dearth of criminal cases despite a raft of inquiries into the financial crisis the New York Times reports.
Yesterday at 11:46 PM, Lee Ainslie of Maverick Capital got an email with the Subject line, "Yo Lee homey, Sorry to break it to you, but looks to me likely that Maverick will soon be charged with insiderr trading. Just thought I'd let you know..."
The official biographer of Dominique Strauss-Kahn believes he is a "French lover" rather than a rapist.
Late last month, LulzSec announced that it was disbanding, and that its members would continue their activities under other banners. But the F.B.I. and other agencies are continuing their pursuit, the New York Times reports.
Warren Buffett famously said: "It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it."
Yesterday afternoon at 4 o'clock, we dialed Paris. We spoke for an hour with the person that every journalist tried to contact when Dominique Strauss-Kahn was arrested in New York: his biographer.
Businesses in Hawaii, New Hampshire, and Vermont can rest easy knowing their workers enjoy the best quality of life. Not so for Delaware, Louisiana, and Alabama, which ranked last this year.
Videogame makers won a victory at the U.S. Supreme Court today, lifting the threat of a potential crackdown that's been looming over the industry since 2005.
Newly unsealed court documents obtained by CNBC allege the Libyan government knew Allen Stanford was running a scam when officials withdrew tens of millions of dollars in Stanford investments in 2008 and early 2009.
Lenny Dykstra sits in a Los Angeles County jail, unable to make $500,000 bail as he faces state charges including grand theft auto and drug possession. He's also facing federal charges of bankruptcy fraud.
James (Whitey) Bulger, a legendary Boston crime boss indicted in 19 murders and who is on the F.B.I.’s 10 Most Wanted list, was arrested by federal authorities Wednesday night in Santa Monica, the New York Times reports.
How widespread is insider trading? According to the man who headed up the government's deep probe into insider trading, it is everywhere.
Tobey Maguire and other celebs are being sued by a group of hedge fund investors, who say Maguire and others won cash in an illegal poker ring, which belongs to them.
Bernie Madoff's yacht is being offered for sale with a $4.3 million pricetag this week at the Gaim conference, one of the European hedge fund industry’s most glamorous annual events, the Financial Times reports.
A British teenager has been arrested by officers investigating the LulzSec and Anonymous hacker groups, believed to be responsible for attacks on Sony, the U.S. Senate, the CIA, Britain's Serious Organised Crime Agency and News Corp.
As the St Petersburg International Economic Forum wrapped up over the weekend, the business leaders and investors who flew into Russia to see President Medvedev outline his vision for attracting foreign investment into the resource-rich former super power were hopeful that reform is finally on the way, but sceptical that the Russian leadership will finally deliver on its promises to create a more business friendly environment.
Dmitry Medvedev has made clear he would like a second term as Russian president but said he and prime minister Vladimir Putin would not run against each other next year, he told the FT.
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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.