may be making the news, but
takes a look at the grand Wall Street tradition -- service with a smile, while stabbing you in the back.
and Massachusetts Attorney General Scott Harshbarger have accused
of shortchanging its customers by close to $100 million by leasing assets to a cable TV venture in which it is a stockholder at a fraction of their true value.
have been accused of overcharging customers for new government-mandated fees and not passing on to consumers savings from reductions in connection charges.
may be turning into the Pac10. It seems that Pac Bell service representatives have been asked to take a new and more aggressive role in sales -- a bit too aggressive. In the
reports that the
alleged bullying of smaller rivals on specific routes.
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executive, arrested after he attempted suicide -- just hours before his scheduled sentencing on fraud charges. In the
Bruce Hacking, a former compliance officer at
Morgan Grenfell Asset Management
, was reprimanded by London regulators because he failed to alert senior executives to irregularities in the management of retail investment funds. Also in the
Passing around the collection plate, eh? The
Globe and Mail
reports that Henry Lyons, president of the
National Baptist Convention USA
, and former convention employee Bernice Edwards have been arrested and charged in Florida with racketeering and grand theft related to the alleged defrauding of
and other companies.
It's bad enough that the fans are hooligans, but... The rising price of watching first-rate football (read: soccer), due to players demanding too much money, is deterring growing numbers of supporters from taking children to matches. Also in the
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reports that Spain's former police chief, Luis Roldan, will be jailed for 28 years after being found guilty of theft, fraud and tax offenses.
So, who will take care of all these corrupt and dastardly individuals? Lara Croft, of course. The
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(EIDSY:Nasdaq ADR), maker of Tomb Raider I and II, exceeded market expectations for its third-quarter earnings.
And, an Appeal for a Lesser-Known Marsupial
These wombats need your help! In the
Sydney Morning Herald