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      • The Controversial Corporations Exploiting Citizens United

        The Controversial Corporations Exploiting Citizens United

        It has now been exactly ten years since the U.S. Supreme Court opened the floodgates for special-interest political advertising in its Citizens United ruling. To mark the occasion, the Center for Responsive Politics has published an excellent report…
        - 5 days ago, 16 Jan 20, 3:41pm -
      • U.S. Prosecutors and Foreign Corporations

        U.S. Prosecutors and Foreign Corporations

        Federal prosecutors recently announced that telecommunications giant Ericsson will pay more than $1 billion to resolve allegations that it conspired to make illegal payments to win contracts in five countries. The settlement included a $520 million c…
        - 12 days ago, 9 Jan 20, 3:12pm -
      • A Boom Decade for Corporate Misconduct

        A Boom Decade for Corporate Misconduct

        Business journalists are looking back with amazement at the stock market’s track record over the past decade. Yet the 2010s were also a boom period for corporate crime and misconduct. In Violation Tracker my colleagues and I have documented more th…
        - 19 days ago, 2 Jan 20, 4:23pm -
      • The 2019 Corporate Rap Sheet

        The 2019 Corporate Rap Sheet

        While the news has lately focused on political high crimes and misdemeanors, 2019 has also seen plenty of corporate crimes and violations. Continuing the pattern of the past few years, diligent prosecutors and career agency officials have pursued the…
        - 33 days ago, 19 Dec 19, 9:47am -
      • Corporate Law & Order

        Corporate Law & Order

        Some of the best episodes of the old Law & Order television series were the ones in which the prosecutors investigated corporate misconduct. In 1992, for example, one episode titled “The Corporate Veil” featured a plot involving a medical equipme…
        - 42 days ago, 10 Dec 19, 1:10am -
      • Putting Strings on Bank Mergers

        Putting Strings on Bank Mergers

        The U.S. financial system has survived a decade without another meltdown like that caused by the proliferation of toxic securities in the late 2000s. The credit belongs to tougher regulation, not to a moral conversion on the part of the large banks.…
        - 47 days ago, 5 Dec 19, 4:38pm -
      • Another Type of Quid Pro Quo

        Another Type of Quid Pro Quo

        As the political news is dominated by discussion of quid pro quo and bribery, there has been another ongoing series of allegations about improper payments for things of value. The other quid pro quo relates to the pharmaceutical industry, which has b…
        - 61 days ago, 21 Nov 19, 6:18pm -
      • Being Mindful of Paycheck Abuses

        Being Mindful of Paycheck Abuses

        It turns out that yoga instructors are mindful about more than poses and breathing. They also make sure they are paid properly for their work. A group of instructors in Illinois who sued CorePower Yoga for violating federal labor law recently reached…
        - 68 days ago, 14 Nov 19, 4:46pm -
      • Corporations and Economic Sanctions

        Corporations and Economic Sanctions

        Large corporations like to claim rights, such as freedom of speech and even freedom of religion, originally intended to apply to individuals. Yet they don’t like it when they are accused of crimes customarily brought against human persons. That is…
        - 75 days ago, 7 Nov 19, 5:09pm -
      • Underregulation

        Underregulation

        The ink was barely dry on the 1970s laws creating the EPA, OSHA and other new federal agencies overseeing business activities when a counterattack began. For the past four decades, there has been an endless drumbeat of claims about the supposedly per…
        - 82 days ago, 31 Oct 19, 5:23pm -

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