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Retailer Wal-Mart Expands Its Bribery Investigation

Posted November 15th, 2012 at 4:30 pm (UTC-5)
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The world’s largest retailer, U.S.-based Wal-Mart Stores, says it is expanding its internal investigation into whether company officials paid bribes to foreign officials to help expand the company’s operations abroad. A year after Wal-Mart revealed that U.S. officials are investigating its Mexican subsidiary, the company said Thursday in a filing with the U.S. Securities and […]

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US Tech Giant Microsoft Facing New EU Penalty

Posted July 17th, 2012 at 12:50 pm (UTC-5)
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The European Union is threatening to impose a stiff fine on U.S. technology giant Microsoft because the company failed to give European customers a choice of web browsers. Microsoft apologized on Tuesday for what it called a “technical error” in failing to offer 28 million European users of its Windows 7 operating system a choice […]

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FBI Searches Bankrupt Solyndra Headquarters

Posted September 8th, 2011 at 6:46 pm (UTC-5)
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FBI agents have swarmed the headquarters of the recently-bankrupted solar energy firm Solyndra as part of a joint investigation by the justice and energy departments. The agents executed search warrants Thursday at the facility in Fremont, California, but declined to say what specifically they were looking for. Solyndra spokesman Dave Miller said the company was […]

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US: Report Says Credit Rating Company Under Investigation

Posted August 18th, 2011 at 10:15 am (UTC-5)
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A major American newspaper says the U.S. is investigating the financial services company that downgraded the U.S. credit rating for its faulty rating of mortgage securities that played a major role in the country’s 2008 recession. The New York Times reported that the Justice Department is looking at dozens of securities that Standard & Poor’s […]

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Poland Opens Investigation Into Death of Former Deputy PM

Posted August 8th, 2011 at 11:10 am (UTC-5)
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Polish authorities have opened an investigation into the death of former deputy prime minister Andrzej Lepper, who was found hanged last week. Police suspect his death was a suicide. A spokesman said Monday there is no evidence that anyone else was involved but that an investigation is necessary to confirm this. Police officials say Lepper’s […]

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‘War Crimes’ Investigation into 2003 CIA Detainee Death

Posted June 14th, 2011 at 7:50 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Justice Department has begun a war crimes investigation into the notorious killing of a suspected Iraqi insurgent at Abu Ghraib prison in 2003. Reports Tuesday said federal prosecutor John Durham had begun calling witnesses before a grand jury in Virginia, near the U.S. capital. The grand jury will be considering whether there is […]

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