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Did the Fed play fair in Lehman case?

Oct 2, 2009
A court-appointed examiner is looking into whether the Federal Reserve improperly elbowed its way in front of other creditors owed money in the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy. Steve Henn reports.
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U.K. defense firm accused of bribery

Oct 1, 2009
British fraud investigators are accusing BAE, the U.K.'s biggest defense firm, with bribery. The fourth-largest supplier to the Pentagon has been accused of paying millions in bribes to win contracts overseas. Stephen Beard reports.
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Law firms revise recruitment practices

Sep 23, 2009
Big law firms used to recruit new lawyers early to lock in the best students. But with the recession drying up business, the legal profession has had to rethink its old way of doing things. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Crime, Jobs

Are E-cigarettes safe? Details are hazy.

Sep 22, 2009
Makers of a new product called an E-cigarette claim it's a safer way to get a nicotine fix than regular cigarettes -- without emitting second-hand smoke. The FDA isn't so sure. Jeremy Hobson reports.
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How did the SEC miss Madoff?

Sep 10, 2009
This morning, Congress re-opens its investigation into how government investigators missed Bernie Madoff's $65 billion Ponzi Scheme, starting with a 500-page report from the SEC. Steve Chiotakis talks to Marketplace's John Dimsdale.
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Case may transform national elections

Sep 8, 2009
Companies are currently banned from paying for ads that take sides in an election campaign. But a case before the U.S. Supreme Court could bring about a change. Steve Henn reports.
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Is E-Verify too demanding on business?

Sep 4, 2009
Federal contractors will soon be required to use the E-Verify system to confirm their employees' eligibility to work in the U.S. Jeff Tyler reports.
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Ratings agencies lose free-speech claim

Sep 3, 2009
A federal judge has ruled that two credit-rating agencies can't stand behind free-speech protection and must defend themselves in a fraud lawsuit. Bob Moon reports.
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Villagers, China clash in poison case

Sep 3, 2009
Village parents in China's Hunan province are being detained after protesting the government's reneging of payments owed to families through a public children's lead poisoning case. Scott Tong reports how the government is trying to discredit parents.
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Off-label marketing costs Pfizer

Sep 2, 2009
Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer will pay $2.3 billion to settle charges that it illegally promoted pills for uses not approved by the Food and Drug Administration. Tamara Keith reports on the down sides to off-label marketing.
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