This Christmas, whether you celebrate the arrival of Santa Claus, the birth of Jesus Christ or the chance to eat Chinese food and see any movie you want, spare a thought for Pope Liberius. He’s the man responsible for setting its date as Dec. 25.
Writing off groceries as a corporate expense, a common practice among Chile’s wealthy, will get harder as the government moves to clamp down on tax avoidance to raise revenue needed to pay for social programs.
Bernard Madoff’s five ex-aides on trial for fraud were like children who discovered Santa Claus was a sham and played along to get more gifts, a prosecutor told jurors who will begin deliberating as soon as today.
U.S. Representative Thad McCotter resigned July 6 over faked signatures that pushed the five-term Michigan Republican off the ballot, leaving in doubt a seat his party thought secure for years to come.
Bernard Madoff’s inner circle moved a step closer to learning its fate as a jury prepared to decide whether the group’s members aided a $17.5 billion Ponzi scheme in the first criminal trial stemming from the fraud.