Business & Economy

Former Enron CFO Implicates Skilling

Mar 8, 2006
Andrew Fastow, the company's former chief financial officer, testifies that he concocted fraud in face-to-face meetings with Enron's chief executive, Jeffrey Skilling Also, check out Robert Scheer's latest column on Enron, or a compendium of earlier ones .
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Ports Deal to Close by Monday?

Mar 3, 2006
A Bush official claims that the Dubai ports deal will close Friday or Monday, despite a 45-day review by the U.S. government. Uhhh, can anyone help us figure this one out? It seems ludicrous, but then again, so was Bush's immediate response to Sept. 11.

Pizza Magnate Plans Catholic-Governed Town

Mar 3, 2006
The founder of Domino's Pizza is planning on spending $250 million to create a Florida town with no abortions, no porn and no birth control. Civil libertarians are threatening to sue, and liberal Catholics are likening the idea to Islamic fundamentalism. Couldn't the guy put his money where it's really needed, like toward schools in Darfur? Or a pizza crust that doesn't resemble a sponge full of grease? (Hat tip: Huff Post)

Google CFO Says Growth Is Slowing

Feb 28, 2006
The 800-pound gorilla's rampage has started to slow down a bit, as evidenced by the chief financial officer's admission that the search company will have to find new ways to boost revenue. Related: Check out Truthdig's eye-opening report on Google's grasp of the intimate details of your life.

Wal-Mart CEO Talks Tough in Internal Memos

Feb 17, 2006
Wal-Mart's CEO suggests that a store manager is disloyal, and should consider quitting, after the manager laments the lack of health benefits at the mega-chain. This happened on a confidential, internal website that the N.Y. Times sussed out. Earlier: Sales are brisk and accusations fly as Robert Greenwald's Wal-Mart documentary racks up 110,000 DVD sales.