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Jul 28, 2009 Senator Urges Scrutiny of Ticketmaster Deal

QUOTE: A key lawmaker [Sen. Herb Kohl] on Monday urged more scrutiny by regulators over a proposed merger between concert ticketing giant Ticketmaster and producer Live Nation, saying it presented "serious competition concerns."

Washington Post
Jul 28, 2009 Landlord sues tenant after tweet about moldy apartment

QUOTE: a property management company in Chicago has filed a lawsuit against a tenant who tweeted an off-the-cuff comment about the company.

Ars Technica
Jul 27, 2009 Big Tobacco's New Targets

QUOTE: In Africa the battle for the hearts, minds and lungs of new smokers is being waged particularly aggressively.

Time Magazine
Jul 27, 2009 'Multiple' failures led to Iraq electrocution, Pentagon says

QUOTE: Nine of 18 electrocution deaths reported in Iraq were caused by "improper grounding or faulty equipment," including the January 2008 death of Staff Sgt. Ryan Maseth, the Defense Department's inspector-general found.

CNN (Cable News Network)
Jul 27, 2009 Security Manager's Journal: Writing a data retention policy isn't as simple as it sounds

QUOTE: Data retention policies are fairly straightforward documents that establish how long information must be kept on hand, unaltered. Sounds simple, right?

Computerworld
Jul 26, 2009 Lawmakers Seek to Curb Drug Commercials

QUOTE: For some legislators and consumer advocates, the [drug] ads are a daily reminder of a health care system run amok. Critics contend that drug ads are intended to prompt people to diagnose themselves with chronic quality-of-life problems like insomnia or restless leg syndrome; lead people to pressure their doctors for prescriptions for expensive brand-name drugs to treat these conditions; and steer people away from cheaper generic pills.

New York Times
Jul 24, 2009 One strike: UK ISP goes medieval on P2P users, relents

QUOTE: Who needs "three strikes" before disconnecting Internet users? Not UK ISP Karoo, which has voluntarily resorted to beanballing its own users after receiving just a single copyright infringement allegation from rightsholders.

Ars Technica
Jul 22, 2009 In Britain, the big bonus rises again: Lawmakers and unions press for greater limits on financial institutions as some firms make sizable awards to high flyers.

QUOTE: From the depths of recession, parts of the financial world are feeling perky again. And that means: The bonus is back.

Christian Science Monitor
Jul 21, 2009 Baseball’s Use of DNA Raises Questions

QUOTE: Confronted with cases of identity and age falsification by Latin American baseball prospects, Major League Baseball is conducting genetic testing on some promising young players and their parents.

New York Times
Jul 20, 2009 Bailout Overseer Says Banks Misused TARP Funds

QUOTE: Many of the banks that got federal aid to support increased lending have instead used some of the money to make investments, repay debts or buy other banks...

Washington Post
Jul 20, 2009 In New Mexico, moviemaking isn't always magical: Film incentives draw Hollywood to small towns like Las Vegas, where not all the residents are star struck.

QUOTE: As more and more movie production leaves California, sensible small towns across the country are getting a taste of Hollywood glitz -- and it isn't always sweet.

Los Angeles Times
Jul 17, 2009 Pay-as-you-drive insurance, privacy, and government mandates

QUOTE: California's new pay-as-you-drive plan has all kinds of consumer and environmental benefits, but privacy advocates like the EFF are concerned that drivers will end up forced into allowing Orwellian tracking of location and driving styles. What kind of balance should be struck between privacy and efficiency?

Ars Technica
Jul 16, 2009 Scavenging Hazardous 'E-Waste' for a Few Redeemables

QUOTE: Agbogbloshie is one hotspot in a growing mountain of hazardous electronic waste, according to environmentalists...

Washington Post
Jul 16, 2009 United plan could put huge costs on passengers

QUOTE: United notified a small number of travel agents that starting July 20 they would be required to buy tickets for their customers with cash rather than through the airline's credit-card system... Industry analysts and travel agents soon cried foul, saying the move could shift hundreds of millions of dollars in costs from the airline to its passengers and travel agencies.

Christian Science Monitor
Jul 15, 2009 Retailer Knockoffs Abound in India

QUOTE: as brands look to India as one of the few opportunities for growth in an anemic global market, foreign companies and governments alike are protesting the country’s lack of intellectual property protections...

New York Times
Jul 15, 2009 Federal Inquiry Looks at Derivatives Data Providers

QUOTE: Federal antitrust officials have opened a broad inquiry into the practices of the companies that serve as clearinghouses for trades of derivative instruments and are looking in particular at whether any companies have improperly used inside information about trades to profit...

New York Times
Jul 14, 2009 Can Corporate Funding Save Endangered College Classes?

QUOTE: Could the next step in saving American education be Introduction to Nutrition, Sponsored by McDonald's or PricewaterhouseCoopers' Financial Accounting 101?

Time Magazine
Jul 13, 2009 What CEOs Don't Know About Cybersecurity

QUOTE: compared to lower-level execs, CEOs also tend to underestimate the frequency of cyberthreats their organization faces.

Forbes
Jul 12, 2009 Web Traffic (or Lack of) May Be a Reason for a Columnist’s Dismissal

QUOTE: The Washington Post indicated that a slump in visitors to Mr. Froomkin’s well-known Web column, White House Watch, contributed to its decision not to renew his contract in June.

New York Times
Jul 12, 2009 The Paradox of Privacy (Media Cache)

QUOTE: While attitudes toward privacy can appear paradoxical, the seeming contradiction is really about something else: control

New York Times
Jul 09, 2009 Europe Is Studying Delays in Access to Generic Drugs

QUOTE: Europe’s antitrust regulator took aim at drug companies in France, Israel, India and the United States on Wednesday after a lengthy inquiry into practices that it claimed kept low-cost medicines from reaching consumers quickly.

New York Times
Jul 08, 2009 Quality of Bottled Water Questioned in Congress

QUOTE: members of Congress were briefed on two new studies that question whether bottled water is safer than water directly from the faucet.

New York Times
Jul 06, 2009 Familiar Players in Health Bill Lobbying: Firms Are Enlisting Ex-Lawmakers, Aides

QUOTE: The nation's largest insurers, hospitals and medical groups have hired more than 350 former government staff members and retired members of Congress in hopes of influencing their old bosses and colleagues.... public interest groups and reform advocates complain that the concentration of former government aides on K Street has distorted the health-care debate,

Washington Post
Jul 06, 2009 How to Stop Fraud: The Madoff and Stanford cases may grab the headlines, but the temptation of fraud appears at every corporate level

QUOTE: It doesn't take a high-profile, multibillion-dollar scandal to rock an enterprise.

Jul 01, 2009 It's Management's Fault: Bad management decisions produce the most system failures.

QUOTE: management errors are much more common than human errors...

Forbes
Jun 30, 2009 It's Like eBay Meets Match.com: Does peer-to-peer lending work?

QUOTE: Economists have been studying these peer-to-peer lending programs from the beginning, and their findings are now starting to show up on the Web. They've discovered that while the sites may be useful for some high-risk borrowers... these credit markets also result in loan decisions tainted by human frailty and bias.

Slate
Jun 28, 2009 Jews Remain Stymied In Efforts to Reclaim Art Looted by Nazis

QUOTE: Holocaust survivors and their heirs are still battling museums and governments for the return of thousands of pieces of looted art, despite pledges made by dozens of countries in Washington a decade ago to resolve the claims.

Washington Post
Jun 27, 2009 A Sickening Situation

QUOTE: Since hearing [Josh] Eller's story, lawyer Elizabeth Burke has signed on 190 additional clients with complaints about burn pits at 18 military sites in Iraq and Afghanistan. Burke was shocked to learn what her clients saw incinerated [at the garbage pits] : Humvees, batteries, unexploded ordnance, gas cans, mattresses, rocket pods, and plastic and medical waste...

Newsweek
Jun 26, 2009 Zimbabwe’s Diamond Fields Enrich Ruling Party, Report Says

QUOTE: Zimbabwe’s military, controlled by President Robert Mugabe’s political party, violently took over diamond fields in Zimbabwe last year and has used the illicit revenues to buy the loyalty of restive soldiers and enrich party leaders...

New York Times
Jun 24, 2009 In the Andes, a Toxic Site Also Provides a Livelihood

QUOTE: But Mr. [Ira] Rennert’s privately held industrial empire includes the smelter with a towering smokestack that overlooks Ms. [Claudia] Albino’s home, so the health and economic fate of her and thousands of others here rest on the corporate maneuvers he is carrying out.

New York Times
Jun 23, 2009 Choosing the right side after an acquisition isn't always obvious

QUOTE: A merger/acquisition can sometimes make you feel like you're trapped in an episode of "Turf Wars Gone Wild"

InfoWorld
Jun 22, 2009 Thinking of going into business with a close friend? Think again

QUOTE: There are plenty of reasons not to partner professionally with a buddy, starting with how much you value your friendship

InfoWorld
Jun 15, 2009 Tobacco Regulation Is Expected to Face a Free-Speech Challenge

QUOTE: The marketing and advertising restrictions in the tobacco law that Congress passed last week are likely to be challenged in court on free-speech grounds. The controversy... involves tension between the right of tobacco companies to communicate with adult smokers and the public interest in preventing young people from smoking.

New York Times
Jun 01, 2009 The fight over open source 'leeches': Open source is supposed to be all about community, but as commercial open source becomes the norm, fewer developers are giving back. Is that hurting open source?

QUOTE: There's long been a tension within the open source community between those who have seen it as a movement and those who believe it is a business.

InfoWorld
May 29, 2009 A Promise to Be Ethical in an Era of Immorality

QUOTE: the issue of ethics and corporate social responsibility has taken on greater urgency among students about to graduate. While this might easily be dismissed as a passing fancy — or simply a defensive reaction to the current business environment — business school professors say that is not the case.

New York Times
May 28, 2009 Economics focus: What's mine is yours

QUOTE: When should firms be required to share their intellectual property with rivals?

Economist
May 12, 2009 What Does Your Credit-Card Company Know About You?

QUOTE: credit-card companies are becoming much more interested in understanding their customers’ lives and psyches, because, the theory goes, knowing what makes cardholders tick will help firms determine who is a good bet and who should be shown the door as quickly as possible.

New York Times
Apr 24, 2009 Nigeria: The Hidden Cost of Corruption: Who are the biggest victims of widespread bribery?

QUOTE: the Berlin-based group Transparency International has consistently ranked Nigeria among the world's most corrupt countries.

Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)
Mar 06, 2009 Why 10,000 Ugandans are eagerly serving in Iraq: Thousands of men and women from poverty-stricken Uganda risk their lives for $600 a month in Iraq.

QUOTE: the Ugandan government says there are more than 10,000 men and women... working as private security guards in Iraq. ...they risk their lives seeking fortunes protecting US Army bases, airports, and oil firms.

Christian Science Monitor
Feb 19, 2009 F.B.I. Finds Financier Suspected of Fraud

QUOTE: Officials say they suspect that Mr. [Robert Allen] Stanford’s company, the Stanford Group, used artificially inflated certificates of deposit at its bank in Antigua to bilk investors.

New York Times
Feb 05, 2009 Holder Seen as a Chance To Right Racial Wrongs: With First Black Attorney General Come Expectations That Justice System Can Change

QUOTE: Eric H. Holder Jr.'s swearing-in as the nation's first black attorney general and its top law enforcement official came weighted with heavy expectation that the system could change. Known as a prosecutor who was unflinchingly tough on crime, Holder, 58, is also a former civil rights lawyer who has mentored young black men. Many advocates view him as the best chance in decades to right what they consider unchecked racial injustice and insensitivity by federal officials.

Washington Post
Dec 18, 2008 On Wall Street, Bonuses, Not Profits, Were Real

QUOTE: Merrill’s record earnings in 2006 — $7.5 billion — turned out to be a mirage. The company has since lost three times that amount, largely because the mortgage investments that supposedly had powered some of those profits plunged in value. Unlike the earnings, however, the bonuses have not been reversed.

New York Times
May 07, 2008 In Europe, New Scrutiny of Ethical Standards

QUOTE: 'A series of bribery investigations at leading European companies has helped to accelerate compliance with global anticorruption standards as managers recognize the risk to their brands and reputations, legal analysts and international regulators say....“an increased sensibility among global companies that the reputational damage of bribery allegations has become much more significant than any actual legal consequences.”'

New York Times
Apr 25, 2008 Texas Coverup Is Latest FAA Black Eye: Controllers' Errors Were Pinned on Pilots

QUOTE: Federal Aviation Administration managers covered up mistakes by air traffic controllers at a Texas facility, making it more difficult for authorities to detect safety hazards in some of the nation's busiest airspace...

Washington Post
Apr 09, 2008 In Justice Shift, Corporate Deals Replace Trials

QUOTE: Deferred prosecutions have become a favorite tool of the Bush administration. But some legal experts now wonder if the policy shift has led companies, in particular financial institutions now under investigation for their roles in the subprime mortgage debacle, to test the limits of corporate anti-fraud laws.

New York Times
Mar 16, 2008 Putting Mentally Disabled Workers at Risk Is No Way to Cut Corners

QUOTE: "They used a groundskeeping crew from a disadvantaged group to clean up the debris," said...an FAA spokeswoman. She said federal investigators are looking into whether FAA managers knowingly assigned the crew to a job involving toxic materials, endangering the workers' health.

Washington Post
Mar 12, 2008 House Creates New Panel On Ethics

QUOTE: The House last night approved one of the most significant changes to its ethics rules in decades, creating for the first time an independent panel empowered to initiate investigations of alleged misconduct by members of the chamber.

Washington Post
Feb 05, 2008 A Corporate View of Mafia Tactics: Protesting, Lobbying and Citing Upton Sinclair

QUOTE: [Smithfield Foods] has filed a racketeering lawsuit against the union, on the theory that speaking out about labor, environmental and safety issues in order to pressure the company to unionize amounts to extortion like that used by organized crime...But what [Smithfield's lawyer] calls extortion sounds quite a bit like free speech.

New York Times
Jan 30, 2008 Study Finds Government Ethics Lapses

QUOTE: The Enron scandal of 2001 set off a tidal wave of concern about corruption and unethical behavior across corporate America, but a new survey shows that government agencies are not free of such behavior.

Washington Post
Jan 22, 2008 Siemens’s Prosperity Doesn’t Obscure Bribery Scandal

QUOTE: In its investigation [of internal bribery allegations], Siemens has identified “suspicious payments” totaling 1.3 billion euros ($1.88 billion) that may have been used as bribes to win contracts.

New York Times

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