The life of a cybercrime kingpin

Feb 22, 2011
The name Max Butler might not call up the same images as names like Al Capone or Jesse James, but maybe it should. Butler, a.k.a. Max Vision, was one of the most successful cybercriminals of all time -- before the law caught up with him.
Posted In: Crime

The government is shutting down websites. Is it playing fair?

Feb 4, 2011
The Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency has seized 10 websites that were linking to illegal sports content. One U.S. senator thinks they've overstepped their bounds.
Posted In: Crime, Internet

The mafia's effect on the economy

Jan 20, 2011
Kai Ryssdal talks with Greg Smith, reporter at the New York Daily News, about the recession's effect on mob activities in light of the FBI's largest mob bust in history.
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Construction equipment hot property for thieves

Jan 7, 2011
You'd think the sheer size and weight of construction equipment would make it thief-proof. But heavy duty bulldozers and back hoes are commonly stolen in the U.S. and Canada. Marketplace's Sean Cole takes a look at why.
Posted In: Crime

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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