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  • Fearful of Feds, Companies Investigate Themselves

    More than half of companies surveyed hired independent counsel in the past year to help with internal investigations, a move widely believed to reduce any punishment regulators might later mete out. October 26, 2006

  • What Skilling's Sentencing Means

    Experts claim the pendulum is swinging away from aggressive enforcement of corporate fraud. Will Monday's sentencing of the former Enron CEO prove them right? October 20, 2006

  • Homestore Founder Wolff Gets 15 Years

    The former CEO is one of 11 Homestore employees convicted in a case that raised questions about the liability of companies whose financial transactions help another company falsify its financial reports. October 13, 2006

  • S&L Scandal Makes Headlines, Again

    Fourteen years after the government encourages banks to buy-up failing S&L companies, Old Stone Corp. wants to take its case against the federal government to the Supreme Court. October 2, 2006

  • Can 401(k)s Replace Pensions?

    Many employees can earn as much retirement income with a 401(k) as they can with a traditional defined-benefit plan, a pro-employer advocate asserts. September 15, 2006

  • Senate Urged to Fix Thompson Memo

    But U.S. Deputy Attorney General Paul J. McNulty defends the guidelines that push companies to cooperate with prosecutors. Without them, he says, companies would face a harsher, less predictable legal environment. September 12, 2006

  • DOL Recoups $12 Million from Lay's Heirs

    The Labor Department had charged that the late Enron chair failed to properly oversee the fiduciaries he named to run the company's pension plans. September 7, 2006

  • IRS Chief: CFO Pay Should Be Fixed

    At a Senate hearing, Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Mark Everson says finance chiefs shouldn't be paid in options, and a ranking senator seems itching to legislate. September 6, 2006

  • Price Fixers Hit with Stiffer Fines

    "Within the past 10 years, there has been a proliferation of cartel enforcement aroung the world," a lawyer says. August 24, 2006

  • IMAX, Former CFO, and Others Sued

    The ex-CFO, who said several months ago that he wanted to pursue other opportunities, left on Monday to take a job at another publicly-listed company. August 22, 2006

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