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Researchers Suggest Banks Might Be Rigging Gold Prices

Gold has drawn glowing praise in the last six years or so, since the onset of the recent recession—and now, according to a duo of researchers, it ought to be the subject of a different kind of attention that calls into question the way its price is set.

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Barclays to Ax Thousands of Jobs

The new chief executive of the British bank is aiming to clean up his scam-ridden operation by dropping 3,700 employees from its structured capital markets unit and other offices.

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1,200 New Coal Power Plants Planned Worldwide

Despite warnings from scientists and environmental groups that global warming will be unstoppable if carbon emissions do not peak within a few years, 59 countries, led by China and India, are planning to expand their coal-powered energy sources.

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Bill Moyers Talks Greedy Banks

The Libor scandal involving U.K.-based Barclays bank is just the latest illustration of greed in the financial sector, says Bill Moyers.

Posted on Jul 16, 2012 READ MORE



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U.S. Buckles Down on Rate-Fixing Case

The U.S. Justice Department has identified potential crimes committed by several big banks—including Barclays—and their employees amid a global investigation into the Libor scandal, in which financial institutions allegedly rigged interest rates.

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Fed, Geithner Knew of False Libor in 2008

The Federal Reserve and the U.S. government knew back in 2008 that Barclays was filing false reports about Libor, the interest rate that international banks charge one another for short-term loans, according to documents released Friday.

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‘Left, Right & Center’: Middle-Class Blues

The U.S. economy added 80,000 jobs in June—well short of what experts say it will take to pull the country out of its employment slump. The euro and world markets fell on that news while London’s banking scandal keeps spreading.

Posted on Jul 7, 2012 READ MORE



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Crime of the Century

Forget Bernie Madoff and Enron’s Ken Lay—they were mere amateurs in financial crime.

Posted on Jul 6, 2012 READ MORE



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Barclays Bank, You’re Busted

Barclays Bank will pay a fine of $450 million to British and American authorities for attempting to rig key interest rates that influence the cost of borrowing, including mortgages and student loans. The funny business took place between 2005 and 2009.

Posted on Jun 27, 2012 READ MORE



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Bank of New York Case Tests IRS Power to Halt Foreign Tax Abuses

In November 2001, the Bank of New York quietly transferred nearly $8 billion of its assets—almost 10 percent of its holdings at the time—to a trust in the small, business-friendly state of Delaware in a critical first step in setting up a tax shelter that has cost the government more than $1 billion in revenue in the past decade.

Posted on Apr 16, 2012 READ MORE



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A Closer Glance at the Fed Audit, Please

It’s been available for almost six months now: the first independent audit of the Federal Reserve. In case you haven’t read it top-to-bottom, former Congressman Alan Grayson, who petitioned the study along with Rep. Ron Paul, wants to draw your attention to some of his favorite parts.

Posted on Dec 7, 2011 READ MORE



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Holding Corporations Accountable for Apartheid Crimes

A landmark class action case is under way in a New York federal court, with victims of apartheid in South Africa suing corporations that they say helped the pre-1994 regime.

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