The use by Bashar al-Assad’s armed forces of ever-deadlier weapons to crush the 18-month Syrian uprising at the expense of greater civilian casualties is a sign of the regime’s weakness, military and Middle East analysts say.
The Dodd-Frank financial regulation law may require the federal government to spend almost $1 billion and hire or transfer more than 2,000 employees in the months ahead, according to the Government Accountability Office.
California businessman Walter Liew was charged with seven new crimes, including filing false tax returns, in a revised indictment alleging he conspired to provide DuPont Co. trade secrets to a Chinese company.
President Barack Obama renewed his call for Muammar Qaddafi to give up power in Libya and said he has authorized the U.S. military to study a “full range of options” to respond to violence in the North African country.
The Arab League said it’s weighing an offer by Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez to mediate in Libya’s civil conflict, as his ally Muammar Qaddafi struggles to break out of his Tripoli base and regain rebel-held parts of the country.
The estate of investment adviser Stanley Chais must face claims by the trustee liquidating Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC that Chais and related entities fraudulently received more than $1 billion as “insiders” of Madoff’s Ponzi scheme.