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Were hedge funds' investors misled?

Jul 20, 2007
Now that Bear Stearns has told investors in two of its high-profile hedge funds that their money's essentially gone down the subprime drain -- all $1.5 billion -- threats of lawsuits are flying. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Crime, Investing, Wall Street

OxyContin on trial for heroin addiction

Jul 20, 2007
A Virginia judge today will hear from parents before sentencing three execs responsible for mis-marketing prescription painkiller OxyContin. The parents say their children are addicted to heroin because of it. Monica Brady-Myerov reports.
Posted In: Crime, Health

Pearl sues Habib for bankrolling murder

Jul 19, 2007
Mariane Pearl, the widow of murdered Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, has sued Pakistan's biggest bank. The suit, filed in New York, asserts that Habib Bank knowingly funded the terrorists who killed her husband. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Canada, Crime

High times in the U.S. labor pool

Jul 16, 2007
A survey finds at least one in 12 workers used illicit drugs every month. But one expert says marijuana isn't the biggest danger to health and safety. It's abuse of prescription drugs. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Crime, Health, Jobs

Fannie Mae exec wants his bonus back

Jul 16, 2007
Former Fannie Mae chairman Franklin Raines is one of several past execs seeking compensation from the company. He's suing to recover millions of dollars in stock payouts that a federal agency has put a hold on. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Crime, Washington

British judges are wiggin' out

Jul 13, 2007
A ruling this week in the U.K. removes the centuries-old tradition of judges and lawyers wearing wing collars and horse-hair wigs in non-criminal cases. It'll save the government a bundle, but it's a harsh sentence for blokes in the legalwear business.
Posted In: Canada, Crime

Afghans' opium harvest in full swing

Jul 12, 2007
Afghanistan's opium poppy crop is said to generate over $3 billion, more than half its GDP. And evidence is mounting that the money is funding the Taliban and government corruption. The New Yorker's Jon Lee Anderson went there and tells what he discovered.
Posted In: Crime

More cell-phone choice coming soon?

Jul 10, 2007
A new proposal circulating at the Federal Communications Commission could give cell-phone users a lot more choices when it comes to how they use their devices. Sam Eaton explains.
Posted In: Crime, Washington

New robot's a real stunner

Jul 10, 2007
Taser and iRobot have announced an alliance to build a robot that comes equipped with a Taser. The companies plan to sell the robot for use in prisons or combat. Kai Ryssdal talked with John Pike of GlobalSecurity.org about the new product.
Posted In: Crime

Online 'gold farming' more than a game

Jul 9, 2007
Online gamers known as "gold farmers" harvest virtual items like magic swords and potions and sell them to other players for real money. South Korea has adopted laws restricting the practice. Rico Gagliano reports.
Posted In: Crime, Entrepreneurship

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