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U.K. Facebook's 'panic button' could spark change to U.S. site

Jul 12, 2010
Facebook's new "panic button" will allow users on the British site to report suspicious behavior to the police. The move could spark a change to the Facebook's U.S. portal.
Posted In: Crime, Internet

Somali pirates hold 400 hostage

Jul 8, 2010
Somali pirates are holding an estimated 400 people hostage. Dozens of global Navies have tried to stop them. A small number have been caught and are being tried in Africa. Steve Chiotakis and the BBC's Simon Cox looks at how the problem is being tackled.
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Drug gangs moved money via Wachovia

Jun 29, 2010
Mike Smith, Latin America correspondent for Bloomberg Markets magazine, talks with Steve Chiotakis about an article he wrote that reveals which U.S. banks helped move money to drug cartels in Mexico.
Posted In: Crime, Mexico

Court says oversight board stays

Jun 28, 2010
The Supreme Court issued a decision today on Free Fund Enterprise v. Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, which upheld the constitutionality of the PCAOB, but adds greater oversight to the board as well. Brett Neely reports.
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Scam artists flourish in the recession

Jun 25, 2010
Tess Vigeland examines the latest financial scams with consumer finance columnist for the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Sheryl Harris.
Posted In: Crime, Internet

"Honest Services" statute more defined

Jun 24, 2010
The Supreme Court ruled today to greatly narrow the definition of honest services fraud, calling into question several high profile convictions, including that of former Enron chief Jeff Skilling.
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Court narrows use of fraud law in Skilling case

Jun 24, 2010
The U.S. Supreme Court set aside today a ruling that upheld the conspiracy conviction of former Enron executive Jeffrey Skilling. Michael Connor gives analysis of the "honest services fraud law" used in the case.
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Federal court decides in YouTube's favor in landmark copyright case

Jun 24, 2010
A federal judge sided with Google Inc. in a case against media giant Viacom, which was attempting to collect $1 billion in damages over content at...
Posted In: Crime, Internet

The investing rules judges must follow

Jun 23, 2010
A federal judge threw out the Obama administration's six-month ban on drilling yesterday. Critics quickly discovered the judge held shares in a number of oil firms, including Transocean -- the company that owned the Deepwater Horizon rig. Brett Neely reports.
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Economy leaving jury boxes empty

Jun 23, 2010
Courtrooms are finding it increasingly difficult to put bodies in their jury boxes. Jury duty can take a significant toll on the unemployed.
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