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  • The Taxman Rings Twice Wednesday, 5 Mar 2008 | 8:36 AM ET

    You might have seen the headlines. You might have seen curious press pics and television news clips with German top managers, such a Klaus Zuminkel, the (since pushed into resigning) CEO of Deutsche Post, led in handcuffs from their homes, a battalion of tax investigators bearing boxes of documents trailing triumphantly.

  • Spaniards Probed in Liechtenstein Tax Case Wednesday, 27 Feb 2008 | 6:50 AM ET

    Spain is investigating a number of people suspected of using accounts in Liechtenstein to dodge taxes, Spanish authorities said on Wednesday.

  • A taxing matter for tax evaders Tuesday, 26 Feb 2008 | 7:41 AM ET

    Is it a sign of the increasingly worrisome state of UK public finances (now that Northern Rock is officially on the books) that has driven the government to buy information from a whistleblower in Lichtenstein?

  • Anna Martin: Targeting Green in Brussels Thursday, 21 Feb 2008 | 7:15 AM ET

    The European Business Summit takes place each year in Brussels and this year the event is focusing on green issues.

  • Justices Make It Harder to Sue Medical Device Makers Wednesday, 20 Feb 2008 | 11:19 AM ET

    The Supreme Court on Wednesday made it harder for consumers to sue manufacturers of federally approved medical devices.

  • Bankers, Bosses, Tax Men and Spies Tuesday, 19 Feb 2008 | 1:25 PM ET

    The tax controversy between tiny Lichtenstein and its big German neighbor is more intriguing than fiction.

  • American Apparel CEO Trial Starts Today Tuesday, 19 Feb 2008 | 8:24 AM ET

    Now that American Apparel CEO Dov Charney's sexual harassment and wrongful termination lawsuit is headed to trial, will there be changes in the boardroom or behavior in how day-to-day management of American Apparel is handled? ...The trial is set to begin today...

  • Don't Cry for Shareholders Monday, 18 Feb 2008 | 10:24 AM ET

    The focus of much of the mainstream media coverage of the Northern Rock nationalization has been directed towards the fate of the stricken lender’s long-suffering shareholders. But it's tough to find sympathy for equity investors.

  • Tax Scandal in Germany Fans Complaints of Inequity Monday, 18 Feb 2008 | 6:41 AM ET

    For wealthy Germans, many of whom have long hidden their money outside the country to avoid its high taxes, this has been a weekend of high anxiety. For their fellow citizens, it has been a riveting spectacle, dominating the public discussion for days.

  • Germany Quakes as Tax Dodge Probe Widens Friday, 15 Feb 2008 | 12:31 PM ET

    Klaus Zumwinkel will resign as chief executive of German mail and logistics group Deutsche Post, the company said on Friday as a tax-dodging probe threatened to ensnare more rich Germans.

  • Deutsche Post Suffers 'Moral Damage' by Zumwinkel Friday, 15 Feb 2008 | 5:57 AM ET

    German Finance Minister Peer Steinbrueck said on Friday that prosecutors'  investigations into suspected tax dodging by Deutsche Post AG chief executive Klaus Zumwinkel were damaging to public confidence.

  • SocGen Ignored Signs of Foul Play: Kerviel's Lawyer Thursday, 14 Feb 2008 | 11:42 AM ET

    Societe Generale ignored early signs of alarm regarding Jerome Kerviel's trading, as long as he was bringing money to the bank, Guillaume Selnet, one of Kerviel's lawyers, told CNBC Europe on Thursday.

  • Bill Learch: A Case Of How The Mighty Have Fallen Tuesday, 12 Feb 2008 | 2:04 PM ET

    Bill Lerach was corporate America's worst nightmare. If there was anyone who could actually scare a CEO, he was the man. As an attorney who made millions suing companies on behalf of shareholders, he was known as "The Doberman" at the law firm Milberg Weiss, and he was proud of the title.

  • Class Action Attorney Gets Two Years in Jail Monday, 11 Feb 2008 | 3:38 PM ET

    William Lerach, a former partner at a well-known New York law firm, was sentenced to two years in federal prison for his role in a lucrative kickback scheme involving class-action lawsuits against some of the nation's biggest corporations.

  • Tobias' Wife Unlikely to Face Murder Charges Sunday, 10 Feb 2008 | 2:30 PM ET

    Filomena Tobias, wife of the late hedge fund manager Seth Tobias, is unlikely to face any charges in the death of her husband, according to a report in the Palm Beach Post that quoted a spokesman for the Palm Beach County State Attorney.

  • Prenuptial Pacts Move Mainstream Friday, 8 Feb 2008 | 1:50 PM ET

    Prenuptial agreements are often associated with millionaire moguls and super celebs, but the truth is prenups are not only for the über rich and famous. In fact, people of all ages and ranges of net worth could find a lot of value in signing one before they tie the knot.

  • Avoid Costly Pitfalls Of Cohabitation Friday, 8 Feb 2008 | 1:48 PM ET

    The number of Americans trading in marriage for cohabitation continues to rise.  So, assuming that arrangement means commitment and longevity, couples need to make sure you have an estate plan in place to avoid some very unwelcome surprises down the road. 

  • SocGen Trader's Secrets, a Bank’s Missteps Tuesday, 5 Feb 2008 | 7:04 AM ET

    The first e-mail message arrived in Société Générale’s offices on Nov. 7. The surveillance office at Eurex, one of Europe’s biggest exchanges, alerted a compliance officer at the bank that for seven months a trader named Jérôme Kerviel had engaged in not just one but “several transactions” that had raised red flags.

  • U.S. Probes Stock Sales By SocGen Board Member Monday, 4 Feb 2008 | 2:13 PM ET

    The U.S.  is looking into stock sales by a member of French bank Societe Generale's board shortly before the bank announced billions of dollars in losses by a single trader.

  • Senate Puts Off Showdown on Economic Stimulus Thursday, 31 Jan 2008 | 3:38 PM ET

    The U.S. Senate Thursday pushed back until next week a showdown on an economic stimulus package, with Democrats seeking to expand the tax rebates and other benefits approved by the House.