Motorists sue over gas temperature

Dec 15, 2006
When you heat a liquid, it expands. No big surprise there. But when that liquid is gasoline, billions ride on this simple scientific truth. $2 billion, to be exact. Dan Grech explains how warm gas has led to some hot consumers.
Posted In: Crime

BP accused of price fixing . . . again

Dec 14, 2006
British oil giant BP says it could face charges of price fixing futures in the unleaded gasoline market. Stephan Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada, Crime

Swift's meat-plant employees questioned

Dec 12, 2006
U.S. immigration officials raided six meatpacking plants owned by Swift & Co. today — surprising since Swift is in a voluntary pilot program aimed at rooting out undocumented workers. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Crime, Immigration, Mexico

A lump of coal for LCD makers

Dec 12, 2006
Officials in Japan today said they're investigating Samsung and Philips, the two biggest LCD companies, for possible price-fixing. Anna Fifield is covering the story for the Financial Times.
Posted In: Crime, Science

'Tis the season for scams

Dec 11, 2006
Whether you're feeling generous or just looking for a last-minute tax write-off this holiday season, keep in mind that there are plenty of fraudsters hoping to cash in on your charity. Alex Cohen reports.
Posted In: Crime

HP settles corporate spying case

Dec 8, 2006
Hewlett-Packard yesterday agreed to pay $14.5 million to settle a lawsuit brought against it as a result of its recent pretexting scandal. Does the punishment fit the crime? Lisa Napoli reports.
Posted In: Crime

Courts set rules on electronic documents

Dec 1, 2006
New rules about the archiving and retrieval of e-mails and other electronic correspondence went into effect in federal courts today. Lisa Napoli reports.
Posted In: Crime

DOJ expected to loosen up on corporate fraud

Nov 30, 2006
An influential panel known as the Paulson Group issued a report today warning that U.S. markets are losing their competitive edge — but the pendulum may already be swinging the other way. Hillary Wicai explains.
Posted In: Crime, Wall Street

New standards for patently obvious?

Nov 28, 2006
A Supreme Court case featuring a patent dispute over gas pedals could take some of the fuel out of the current patent system. Janet Babin explains.
Posted In: Crime

Making a case to regulate CO2

Nov 28, 2006
Twelve states want to force a reluctant EPA to regulate carbon dioxide emissions. Big Business is split. Sarah Gardner helps us sort out who's on what side of Massachusetts v. EPA and what it all means.
Posted In: Crime