GE settles fraud suit for $50 million

Aug 4, 2009
General Electric is paying the SEC $50 million to settle a fraud suit alleging that GE reported false accounting numbers seven years ago. Amy Scott reports on why the investigation took so long.
Posted In: Crime

What a patent for podcasts means

Jul 30, 2009
VoloMedia has been granted a patent for podcasting. How might this affect podcasters? Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Crime, Science

City cameras draw ethical insecurity

Jul 30, 2009
To combat their city's high crime rate, businesses in Lancaster, Penn. raised capital to install and operate an elaborate security network. But some worry about giving control of the cameras to a non-police entity. Joel Rose reports.
Posted In: Crime

Ruth Madoff sued over husband's cash

Jul 30, 2009
The wife of convicted Ponzi-schemer Bernie Madoff is being sued for millions acquired from her husband's investment firm. She's the first of Madoff's family to be sued over his case. Mitchell Hartman has more details.
Posted In: Crime, Investing

Winning is key to Vick's redemption

Jul 28, 2009
Michael Vick has been conditionally reinstated into the NFL, meaning he may play this season, if a team signs him. Sports Illustrated's L. Jon Wertheim says any team that picks Vick will have to tread lightly and follow a few precision P.R. plays.
Posted In: Crime

Opium doesn't need to be high priority

Jul 22, 2009
The White House wants to cork the opium trade in Afghanistan by paying farmers not to grow it. Is this realistic? Bill Radke talks to Jacob Townsend with the United Nations office on Drugs and Crime in Kabul.
Posted In: Agriculture, Crime

Deutsche Bank accused of spy tactics

Jul 21, 2009
A case against Deutsche Bank claims the bank spied on a couple of its most severe critics. The bank allegedly tried to find out information using a microphone hidden in a set of flowers. Bill Radke talks to European correspondent Stephen Beard.
Posted In: Crime

Shaken Jakartans press on with work

Jul 17, 2009
The bombs that went off at two hotels in Jakarta, Indonesia this morning killed at least 8 people and shook local confidence. Steve Chiotakis talks to reporter John Aglionby with The Financial Times about how area businesses have been affected.
Posted In: Crime

How much longer for the war on drugs?

Jul 14, 2009
Forty years ago, President Nixon declared a war on drugs. Since then, an estimated $500 billion has been spent on the battle. Kai Ryssdal speaks with Ben Wallace-Wells of Rolling Stone magazine about whether the U.S. should continue its strategy.
Posted In: Crime

Feds shut down small-biz credit firm

Jul 10, 2009
New credit regulations take effect next year to insure small-business owners get the credit they need. But one credit company has been squeezing small businesses so much that the government is taking notice now. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Crime