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  • Gulf Spill Is Vanishing on the Surface, But Concerns Stay Wednesday, 28 Jul 2010 | 2:25 AM ET
    A dead fish coated in heavy oil floats near shore June 4, 2010 near East Grand Terre Island, Louisiana.

    The oil is clearing much faster than expected, but concern remains over the unseen effects. The NYT reports.

  • BP Moving Toward Aggressive Stance on Liabilities Tuesday, 27 Jul 2010 | 5:24 PM ET
    An oil-stained Sandwich Tern sits on oil absorbent boom in Long Bay on June 19, 2010 west of Port Sulpher, Louisiana. The bird was reported and delivered to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries for rehabilitation.

    As BP transitions to a new CEO, the company is also subtly transitioning to a new, more aggressive strategy when it comes to its liabilities for the Gulf oil spill.

  • Gronbach: New Immigration Law and 'The Gangs of Arizona' Thursday, 22 Jul 2010 | 11:00 AM ET

    In nationwide surveys that were conducted in 2008 and 2009, the Pew Center found that 23 percent of Americans said that Hispanics were discriminated against “a lot” in society today.

  • Mortgage Fraud Probe Results in Almost 500 Arrests Thursday, 17 Jun 2010 | 12:18 PM ET
    home loans

    The Justice Department says it has made the arrests since March, in a probe of mortgage fraud called Operation Stolen Dreams.

  • Obama's Unwise War on Technology Wednesday, 16 Jun 2010 | 12:30 PM ET
    Silicone Chip

    The Obama Administration is waging a silent, unwise war on high-tech, hell-bent on taming a few targets to bolster a get-tough image. The feds’ enmity toward what we’re best at—technology and making money on it—threatens our long-term economic recovery.

  • Dell in Talks to Settle Intel Claims With SEC Friday, 11 Jun 2010 | 11:16 AM ET
    Dell

    Dell said on Thursday that it was in talks with the Securities and Exchange Commission to resolve allegations that it and its founder and chief executive, Michael S. Dell, engaged in financial irregularities related to the company’s dealings with Intel.

  • BP Works to Stem Another Torrent: Its CEO Monday, 7 Jun 2010 | 1:59 AM ET
    Tony Hayward, BP Group Chief Executive

    BP, already bedeviled by an out-of-control oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, now finds itself with one more problem: Tony Hayward, its gaffe-prone chief executive. The NYT reports.

  • Nuclear Option on Gulf Oil Spill? No Way, US Says Wednesday, 2 Jun 2010 | 10:39 PM ET
    Contract workers from BP ferry oil soaked waste to a pickup point as other workers use skimmers to clean oil from a marsh near Pass a Loutre on June 1, 2010 near Venice, Louisiana. Earlier in the day, U.S. President Barack Obama called the Deepwater Horizon accident the 'greatest environmental disaster of its kind in our history.'

    The chatter began weeks ago as armchair engineers brainstormed for ways to stop the torrent of oil spilling into the Gulf of Mexico: What about nuking the well?  The NYT reports.

  • Google at a Crossroads Thursday, 13 May 2010 | 2:57 PM ET
    Google Search

    For the first time in Google's  short, but colorful and profitable history, the company may be faced with more challenges than opportunities; no where is that concern reflected more clearly than in the company's stock price.

  • Galleon Group

    A former I.B.M.  senior executive pleaded guilty on Monday to providing confidential information about Advanced Micro Devices  and Lenovo to a friend who was a hedge fund consultant and an alleged participant in a wide-ranging insider trading scheme.

  • The new defendants include hedge fund traders and money managers, a mergers and acquisitions attorney, a corporate executive, and an associate analyst for the Moody's credit rating agency.

  • Kneale: Obama, IBM and How to Kill Silicon Valley Thursday, 8 Oct 2009 | 4:35 PM ET

    The Obama Posse is hellbent-for-leather on a misguided crusade to rein in the one clear growth engine of the American manufacturing economy: high-tech.

  • Colonial BancGroup Faces Federal Investigation Friday, 7 Aug 2009 | 10:05 AM ET

    Colonial BancGroup says it is under criminal investigation by the Department of Justice over alleged accounting irregularities at its mortgage warehouse lending unit.

  • Indicted Texas billionaire Allen Stanford says the federal government has "coordinated an attack" on his constitutional rights. 

  • UK Freezes $100 Million in Stanford-Linked Assets Tuesday, 30 Jun 2009 | 4:00 PM ET
    Allen Stanford

    Britain's Serious Fraud Office (SFO) froze over $100 million of assets linked to Allen Stanford, the US financier accused of a massive fraud.

  • Stanford in Texas, To Appear in Court Thursday Wednesday, 24 Jun 2009 | 4:21 AM ET

    Allen Stanford is back in his home state of Texas and is being held at a federal detention facility in Conroe, Texas, about 40 miles north of Houston, according to his attorney.

  • Stanford Case Examiner Wants Accounts Freeze Lifted Friday, 22 May 2009 | 3:59 PM ET

    An examiner appointed by the court to represent investors is recommending the court lift a freeze on nearly four thousand customer accounts from the Stanford Financial Group.

  • A group of investors who lost millions in the collapse of Stanford Financial Group says it is "shocked" by a request by court-appointed receiver Ralph Janvey for nearly $20 million to cover his expenses.

  • Stanford CIO Pleads Not Guilty To Obstruction, Conspiracy Thursday, 14 May 2009 | 11:25 AM ET

    The chief investment officer for Texas billionaire R. Allen Stanford's companies, Laura Pendergest-Holt, pleads not guilty to two conspiracy counts. She remains free on a $300,000 bond issued after she was arrested in February on an obstruction charge

  • SEC "Railroaded" Stanford, Attorneys Say Sunday, 10 May 2009 | 3:18 PM ET

    Attorneys for Texas financier R. Allen Stanford, who is accused by the Securities and Exchange Commission of running a "massive Ponzi scheme," say the agency has "railroaded" their client and now is trying to prevent him from defending himself.