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Should there be a code of ethics for economists?

Jan 6, 2011
One of the topics to be discussed at the American Economics Association is whether economists should have a code of ethics. Annie Lowrey of Slate talks with Kai Ryssdal about what the research says on the ethics of economists.
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How should whistleblowers be protected?

Dec 17, 2010
The Securities and Exchange Commission will be developing the details on how to deal with whistleblowers, as required by the financial reform law. Economy 4.0's David Brancaccio looks at both sides of the issue.
Posted In: Crime, Wall Street

FBI seizes documents after investigations into insider trading

Nov 23, 2010
FBI agents have seized documents during coordinated raids at different hedge funds in New York, Connecticut, and Massachusetts pertaining to recent investigations into insider trading. John Dimsdale has more.
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Former KB Home CEO was sentenced to house arrest

Nov 11, 2010
Former CEO of KB Home, Bruce Karatz, was sentenced to eight months of home detention Wednesday for an illegal stock option backdating scandal. That's a much lighter sentence than what the government had requested.
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KB Home scandal sheds light on sentencing standards

Nov 10, 2010
Sentencing is scheduled in federal court for the former CEO of KB Home. Bruce Karatz was convicted of fraud in a stock backdating scandal. The judge has to decide whether Karatz will go to prison, or just get house arrest. Alisa Roth explains.
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Mind Blowing Monday: Copiers that spy on people, people who spy on people

Oct 18, 2010
It doesn't always get the attention that, say, smartphone technology does, but surveillance technology is making big leaps. And raising big issues. Today, another one of our Mind Blowing Mondays with Jonathan Zittrain, co-founder and co-director of Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet and Society. He tells us about new surveillance software.
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Citi, firm head to court over EMI deal

Oct 18, 2010
A case centering on the purchase of British-based music label EMI begins in New York. The boss of a private equity firm is suing Citi because he claims the bank tricked him into buying EMI in 2007. European bureau chief Stephen Beard talks the details with Steve Chiotakis.
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A settlement in the Countrywide case?

Oct 15, 2010
A meeting is scheduled in the fraud and insider trading case against three former Countrywide Financial executives. Reports say this signal that the SEC may have reached a settlement against the executives. Reporter Janet Babin talks the details with Bill Radke.
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School district pays up after using webcam to watch student at home

Oct 14, 2010
A Pennsylvania school district will pay $610,000 to settle a case involving webcam spying. The conflict began when webcam-equipped laptops were loaned out to students. Then, one student was accused of doing drugs in his bedroom. Why? Because of photos taken secretively on the webcam. We talk webcams, computers, and individual rights.
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Will halted foreclosures hurt housing?

Oct 7, 2010
The Justice Department is looking into whether banks have been improperly foreclosing on properties and evicting the owners. Ally Financial, JPMorgan Chase and Bank of America have halted foreclosures in 23 states while they try to figure out whether legal paperwork is in, in fact, legal. What will the freeze will do to the real estate market? Alisa Roth reports.
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