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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.
UK Finance Minister George Osborne faced controversy Monday as allegations resurfaced about him taking cocaine with a former madam.
Registration for the new .xxx Internet domain name kicked off on Wednesday, starting with a 50-day period during which businesses both inside and outside the adult entertainment industry can register for a .xxx domain or exclude their name from it to protect their reputation.
Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn sexually assaulted a housekeeper in a "violent and sadistic attack" in his hotel suite in Manhattan in May, a civil lawsuit filed on Monday alleges.
"American Psycho" was a weird book. It was so graphically violent that many serious critics decided that it must be satire. No serious novel could relish murder, misogyny and mayhem without irony, the critics thought. But what was it satirizing?
The reason congressional leaders and the President can't agree on how much we need to cut, how much we need to raise, and how much we need to borrow, I believe, is because they're all using The Wrongulator.
DoubleLine Capital CEO Jeffrey Gundlach has made a lot of money calculating where the bond market will go. But his former employer goes to court today to try to prove Gundlach miscalculated when he prepared to start DoubleLine while still employed at TCW.
Following Wednesday's indictments of 17 people accused of running a $7 million prostitution ring, all of the websites allegedly operated by the accused are still up—and at least one of them is still "servicing" callers.
Sex sells, duh. And, apparently, during an economic recession, sex-related sales—from Trojan condoms to wine and chocolate—have been particularly hot.
The indictments of 17 people on charges of running a high-end prostitution ring no doubt has some on Wall Street worried.
French investigators have questioned one of Dominique Strauss-Kahn's daughters, one of his ex-wives and may question a Socialist presidential hopeful about claims the former International Monetary Fund chief tried to rape a writer.
The hotel maid who accused former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault remains on the payroll of New York's Sofitel Hotel, CNBC has learned from a source close to the investigation.
If you live in Los Angeles, you know that this weekend the 405 freeway will be completely shut down—completely—between the 10 and the 101 freeways. They're calling it "Carmageddon," and it is the end of the world as we know it. This is a town where freeways are more important than world peace.
Layoff season has begun and it’s no secret that there’s more coming. And with the shrinking of the financial industry generally, some of you are probably going to have to think about transitioning to a new industry.
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.
Great ad campaigns can be revolutionary. They can change the way people live their daily lives—for better or for worse. Here we celebrate the Top 10 advertising campaigns of the 20th century.
The official biographer of Dominique Strauss-Kahn believes he is a "French lover" rather than a rapist.
Little by little, the woman's credibility as a witness crumbled — she had lied about her immigration, about being gang raped in Guinea, about her experiences in her homeland and about her finances, officials told the NY Times.
Warren Buffett famously said: "It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it."
The sexual assault case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn is on the verge of collapse as investigators have uncovered major holes in the credibility of the housekeeper who charged that he attacked her in his Manhattan hotel suite in May, according to two well-placed law enforcement officials. The NYT reports.