Gas tanks coming under lock and key

May 16, 2008
It may not be the first thing you think would be stolen from your car, but a spike in gas prices has incited a new wave of gas theft. Jeremy Hobson reports sales of gas cap locks are rising with the cost per gallon.
Posted In: Crime

Apartheid suits target U.S. companies

May 13, 2008
Chevron, Citigroup and Ford are among companies accused in three lawsuits of profiting from South Africa's former apartheid system. A move by the U.S. Supreme Court has cleared the way for the lawsuits to go forward. Gretchen Wilson has more.
Posted In: Crime

Conflicts let apartheid case stand

May 12, 2008
The Supreme Court today let a lower-court ruling stand on whether apartheid victims can sue American companies that dealt with South Africa's former apartheid government. The reason: four justices had to recuse themselves. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Crime

It's not just your e-mail that gets scams

May 12, 2008
With all the focus on Internet scam spams, the idea of just plain snail-mail scams would seem to have gone the way of brick-sized cell phones. But Sally Herships reports that scammers have no preference when it comes to their dirty work.
Posted In: Crime

Banks want out of Clear Channel deal

May 9, 2008
In November, radio station giant Clear Channel announced it would be taken private in a $20 billion leveraged buyout. Now, the banks that were to finance the deal want to back out. Dan Grech has more.
Posted In: Crime, Economy

British airport security lapse exposed

May 8, 2008
A gaping loophole in British airport security has come to light: Criminal records checks are not being done for foreign employees. Marketplace's Stephen Beard in London explains the situation to host Scott Jagow.
Posted In: Crime, Travel

Vandals focus on French police cameras

May 6, 2008
Since speed cameras were introduced in France five years ago, they've been smashed, sawed-off, daubed with paint or sprayed with hunting-rifle shot. Now, a clandestine group has even turned to blowing them up. John Laurenson reports.
Posted In: Crime

'The Enron of Italy' settles U.S. suit

May 5, 2008
When the Italian food giant Parmalat went bankrupt in 2003, it became known as "the Enron of Italy." Investors in the U.S. and Europe lost billions. The company has just agreed to a settlement with American investors. Megan Williams has more.
Posted In: Crime

Call for stricter bankruptcy laws in U.S.

May 2, 2008
A leading economics institute in Britain has found a new culprit to blame for the severity and worldwide spread of the credit crunch. It's America's bankruptcy laws, and they should be made more strict. Stephen Beard reports from London.
Posted In: Crime, Economy, Housing

Red Bull takes hard charge at imitators

May 1, 2008
A Chicago club has been ordered to pay more than $500,000 in damages after Red Bull spies spotted the club's bartenders serving a cheaper imitation to customers who had requested the super-caffeinated beverage in their drinks. Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Crime