ZeekRewards founder heads to trial over $900 million scam

A veteran of the multi-level marketing business is going on trial on federal charges related to what government investigators called a $900 million scam that bilked 1 million people across the... Read more »

July 2, 2016


2011 effort to remove judge shows bold Trump legal tactics

Donald Trump's recent calls for a federal judge hearing a fraud case against Trump University to step down aren't the first time he's sought a judge's recusal. Read more »

June 23, 2016


Japanese banks tighten up after $16 million taken from ATMs

Japanese banks that lost some 1.8 billion yen ($16.5 million) when fake overseas cards were used at convenience store ATMs are scrambling to combat such fraud. Read more »

June 7, 2016


French raid Google over 'aggravated tax fraud' allegations

French police have raided Google's Paris offices as part of an investigation into "aggravated tax fraud" and money laundering, authorities said Tuesday. The raid is the latest regulatory headache... Read more »

May 24, 2016


Phil Mickelson to forfeit nearly $1 million in SEC case

Phil Mickelson has agreed to forfeit nearly $1 million that authorities say was unfairly earned on a stock tip from a professional gambler, part of an insider trading probe that resulted in two... Read more »

May 19, 2016


VimpelCom telecom company to pay $795M in US bribery case

One of the world's biggest telecommunications companies will pay $795 million in penalties to resolve claims it paid $114 million in bribes to a government official in Uzbekistan, authorities... Read more »

Feb. 18, 2016

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China company accused of fleecing investors of $7.6 billion

Police arrested the maverick founder of China's largest online finance business on suspicion of fleecing 900,000 investors of $7.6 billion, in what could be the biggest financial fraud in Chinese... Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016


GM ignition switch trial ends abruptly amid claims of fraud

A trial that was supposed to help settle hundreds of lawsuits stemming from General Motors' faulty ignition switches abruptly ended Friday, a day after the judge raised questions about the... Read more »

Jan. 22, 2016

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Spain: Landmark fraud trial starts for Princess Cristina

Spain's Princess Cristina went on trial Monday in a landmark criminal case, accused of helping bankroll a lavish lifestyle with funds her husband received from an alleged scheme to embezzle... Read more »

Jan. 11, 2016


Michelle Singletary: Planning for a new financial you? You got this

I want to push you, but I also recognize that you can only do what you can do. So if you've got a plan, you got this. Read more »

Jan. 5, 2016


Art dealer Wildenstein accused of huge French tax fraud

International art dealer Guy Wildenstein went on trial in Paris Monday on charges of tax fraud and money laundering, after two relatives tipped off investigators about the family's financial... Read more »

Jan. 4, 2016


New laws in 2016 show states are diverging on guns, voting

Laws taking effect at the start of the new year show states diverging on some hot-button issues. Read more »

Jan. 1, 2016


New laws in 2016 show states are diverging on guns, voting

Laws taking effect at the start of the new year show states diverging on some hot-button issues. Read more »

Dec. 30, 2015

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Exec who jacked up price of a life-saving drug is arrested

A boyish-looking entrepreneur who became the new face of corporate greed when he jacked up the price of a lifesaving drug fiftyfold was led away in handcuffs by the FBI on unrelated fraud charges... Read more »

Dec. 17, 2015


Venezuelan opposition's landslide win debunks fears of fraud

It's one of the opposition's favorite tropes: that Venezuela's socialist government is a dictatorship that will stop at nothing to stay in power. Read more »

Dec. 9, 2015


Nigeria's Boko Haram kills 37 in suicide bombings

The suicide bomber exploded as truckers were tucking into dinner at the bustling marketplace where vendors urged them to buy sugar cane. At least 34 people were killed and another 80 wounded here... Read more »

Nov. 18, 2015


Daily fantasy sports showdown spotlights NY attorney general

He's the player daily fantasy sports fans across the country are suddenly watching: New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who ordered industry giants DraftKings and FanDuel this past week to... Read more »

Nov. 16, 2015


Balancing act: Now is the time to set work-life balance goals

I've been meeting with my team at work to help them set goals for 2016. As a result, it occurred to me that I could stand to set some goals for myself, too, starting with plans to build better... Read more »

Oct. 20, 2015


Top economies move toward crackdown on corporate tax dodging

Dozens of world economies are close to adopting sweeping changes to international tax rules that could end tax-dodging by powerful multinationals — practices believed to deprive governments... Read more »

Oct. 5, 2015

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How are they doing? Locals roundup for week 3 of the NFL season

Once again it was former Ute Steve Smith stealing the show with an enormous outing during his team's loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. Read more »

Sept. 29, 2015

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Balancing act: Survey: Workplace bullying is still a problem

I had hoped that increasing awareness of the problem of workplace bullying would lead to a decrease in its occurrence. A new survey, however, makes me believe that has not happened. Read more »

Sept. 29, 2015


German prosecutors investigate former VW boss

German prosecutors on Monday opened an investigation against former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn to establish what his role was in the emissions-rigging scandal that has shaken the world's... Read more »

Sept. 28, 2015

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New Mexico secretary of state due in court on fraud charges

One of New Mexico's highest-ranking state officials is expected to enter a plea Tuesday to charges that she funneled campaign contributions to her personal bank accounts and withdrew large sums of... Read more »

Sept. 15, 2015


Randy Shumway: Harnessing the unyielding momentum of a global economy

Free trade creates net positive benefits like a rising tide that lifts all boats, but specific players can be devastated by displacement. Governments can alleviate the pain of retooling but must... Read more »

Sept. 8, 2015


5 career killers you didn’t know about

People who advance in companies, in business, in life and in relationships aren’t advancing because they love what they’re doing. They’re advancing because someone else loves what... Read more »

Sept. 4, 2015


Build a powerful culture with emotional connections

Revising the purpose of the company helped employees to make emotional connection with their customers. Employees rallied around their new mission: “We bring happiness into your... Read more »

Sept. 4, 2015


Guatemala president resigns amid corruption probe

Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina has resigned in the face of a corruption scandal that has brought his government to the brink, a spokesman said early Thursday. Read more »

Sept. 3, 2015


Guatemalan prosecutors urge president to resign amid scandal

Pressure grew Thursday on Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina to resign as business and government offices closed, protesters marched by the thousands and the attorney general's office urged him... Read more »

Aug. 27, 2015


China probing brokers, regulators for possible stock crimes

Employees of one of China's biggest securities firms and one current and one former employee of its market regulator are under investigation on suspicion of illegal stock trading, state media... Read more »

Aug. 26, 2015

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Feds: Group made $30M with hacked press release information

A group of Ukrainian hackers worked with securities traders in the U.S. to make $30 million by breaking into the computers of companies that put out corporate press releases and trading on the... Read more »

Aug. 11, 2015


Balancing act: Self-confidence is key to success at work

A recent survey found that 89 percent of U.S. workers believe they deserve a raise, and 54 percent plan to ask for one this year. But when faced with the prospect of asking for an increase in pay,... Read more »

Aug. 4, 2015

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New Yorker rises from school teacher to FBI boss

The first Hispanic to run the FBI's largest field office almost never got there. Read more »

July 26, 2015


Balancing act: Frank, open conversation improves atmosphere at work

One thing I loved about my career in journalism was the frank and open atmosphere in the newsroom. Not everyone likes that tone, but avoiding awkward conversations at work can cause more problems... Read more »

July 21, 2015


Patients having their say at sentencing for cancer doctor

Patients and their relatives are telling a judge how a Detroit-area cancer doctor spoiled their lives with excessive treatments and misdiagnoses while he collected millions of dollars from insurers. Read more »

July 7, 2015


Michelle Singletary: A woman's place is on the money at last

A remake of the $10 bill will include a portrait of a woman, and although a man, Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew, gets the final say on who that woman will be, he's open to suggestions. So let's take... Read more »

June 30, 2015


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