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  • PwC’s Booz Deal Revives Specter of Enron-Era Conflicts

    PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP’s acquisition of consulting firm Booz & Co., completed this week, has U.S. regulators eyeing the potential for conflicts of interest in the auditing industry -- again.

  • Companies Try to Catch CO2 Before It Touches the Sky

    Andre Boulet, chief executive officer of Inventys Thermal Technologies Inc. in Burnaby, British Columbia, holds up a 6-inch piece of charcoal, showing how light passes through toothpick-sized air shafts. He says the crevices in this filter offer a cheap way to capture carbon dioxide before it ascends into the atmosphere and haunts future generations.

  • Northwestern Football Ruling May Change U.S. College Sports

    Northwestern University football players were given the right to form college sports’ first labor union in a ruling that could seismically change the $16 billion business of top-level university athletics.

  • SEC Ponders Break for Private Equity Over Broker Rules

    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is considering granting private-equity firms a reprieve after they collected billions of dollars in deal fees without being registered to do so, according to a person with knowledge of the matter.

  • Alex Rodriguez Drops Lawsuit Challenging His Suspension

    New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez dropped a lawsuit challenging his full-season suspension for using performance-enhancing drugs, signaling his possible acceptance of the punishment as his team prepares to begin spring training next week.

  • Charities Deceive Donors Unaware Money Goes to a Telemarketer

    Carol Patterson was waiting for a call from her doctor. When the phone rang on that afternoon in August 2011 at her home in Cortland, Ohio, it wasn’t a physician on the other end. A woman named Robin said she was representing the American Diabetes Association.

  • Rodriguez Loses Far More Than $25 Million Salary in MLB Ban

    Alex Rodriguez will forfeit $25 million in base salary while suspended from Major League Baseball for the 2014 season. The longest drug-related ban in the sport’s history will cost him more than that in missed bonuses and lost endorsements, sports marketers said.

  • Galleon, Madoff, UBS, Bank of America in Court News

    Raj Rajaratnam wants jurors at his insider-trading trial told that he was a professional stock analyst who broke no laws by speaking to corporate insiders as he worked to “ferret out” information.

  • JPMorgan Guilty Admission a Win for SEC’s Policy Shift

    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, in settling claims with JPMorgan Chase & Co. over its handling of a $6.2 billion trading loss, landed its biggest victory yet in fulfilling a pledge to force wrongdoers to admit guilt.

  • JPMorgan Sues FDIC Over $1 Billion-Plus WaMu Liabilities

    JPMorgan Chase & Co. sued the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. claiming the agency is responsible for more than $1 billion in liabilities faced by the company as a result of its 2008 takeover of Washington Mutual Inc.’s bank.

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