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Credit Card Stolen? Here's What You Do

Jason Alderman | Posted 02.21.2012 | Business
Jason Alderman

It's always good to know what to do in case lightening does strike and someone fraudulently uses your card. Left unchecked, they might try to run up bills, drain your checking account or worse -- steal your identity.

Janell Ross

Holiday Sales Up, But So Are Customer Returns | Janell Ross | Posted 12.22.2011 | Business

At the start of the holiday shopping season, retailers breathed a collective sigh of relief. Unemployment has remained stubbornly high and consume...


Posted 12.20.2011 | New York

New York State Senator Carl Kruger, D-Brooklyn, has resigned from the Senate (see letter below), as he is expected to plead guilty to federal corrupti...

A 5-Part Plan for the President to Fight the Banks "Every Inch of the Way"

Dennis M. Kelleher | Posted 02.19.2012 | Politics
Dennis M. Kelleher

It is past time for the president to let his actions speak for him and they will speak louder than any of his words. That is what the American people are waiting for. That is also what the banks, Wall Street and their allies fear most.

Among GOP Candidates, Not a Single Friend of Social Security

Daniel Marans | Posted 02.18.2012 | Politics
Daniel Marans

The Strengthen Social Security Campaign has created a guide evaluating the "friendliness" of six Republican candidates, "Among Republican Candidates, Not a Single Friend of Social Security."

Betrayed: Federal Audit Criticizes Small Business Administration for Excluding Small Businesses

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 02.14.2012 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

By relying on flawed statistics, the SBA rendered small businesses ineligible to receive $112 billion dollars in federal contracts last year.

Janell Ross

For Families On Welfare, Few Protections From Theft And Fraud | Janell Ross | Posted 12.14.2011 | Business

On a fall day in October 2009, Evelyn Carpio's wallet never left her side. Yet criminals somehow managed to steal $720 from the card Carpio's fam...

The Death Of A Flamboyant Charity Wrongdoer Sends A Reminder To Regulators

Pablo Eisenberg | Posted 02.07.2012 | Business
Pablo Eisenberg

The death this month of William Aramony, who spent six years in jail for misusing more than $1 million in United Way of America money, is a reminder of the time when nonprofit miscreants were larger than life, their careers marked by tremendous energy and panache compared with the current crop of unexciting executive frauds.

Judge Jed Rakoff -- A Light Unto His Fellow Jurists

Ed Koch | Posted 02.05.2012 | New York
Ed Koch

The ruling of Judge Rakoff has caused consternation on Wall Street.

Ex-Countrywide Financial Executive: Mortgage Fraud Was 'Systemic'

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 12.05.2011 | Business

With mortgage lenders now facing allegations of misconduct on several fronts, a former top ranking employee at a major home lender has come forward sa...

Second Defendant Files No Contest Plea In Fake Tea Party Case

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 11.21.2011 | Detroit

A former Oakland County Democratic official pleaded no contest to a series of charges related to an attempt to create a phony Tea Party in the 2010 el...

Are the SEC and Citigroup Deceiving A Federal Judge?

Dennis M. Kelleher | Posted 01.17.2012 | Business
Dennis M. Kelleher

In light of the financial meltdown, many thought that, finally, the Wall Street cop -- the SEC -- was back on the beat. Sadly, the agency's recent settlement with Citigroup makes it look like they are still more interested in appearing tough than being tough.

Vehicles Designed to Launder

Fred Wertheimer | Posted 01.16.2012 | Politics
Fred Wertheimer

According to this New York Times editorial, For the first time, this campaign will be dominated by political action committees that exist solely to pr...

The Fraud of Authentic Leadership

Elise Lelon | Posted 01.09.2012 | Business
Elise Lelon

Leaders who describe themselves as "authentic" are like sentences that start with, "To be honest." Whenever big cheeses proclaim "authentic leadership" as their effective guiding principle, chances are they're not so authentic, and they may not be effective or principled either.

Japanese Company Admits To Hiding Investment Losses Dating Back Two Decades

Posted 01.08.2012 | Business

TOKYO (Nathan Layne and Isabel Reynolds) - Japan's Olympus admitted on Tuesday it hid losses on securities investments dating back two decades, bo...

Trust: A Rare Commodity Online

Robert Siciliano | Posted 12.30.2011 | Business
Robert Siciliano

People lie when they set up online dating profiles, they lie when they put up fake social media profiles, and they lie to the innocent victims of thei...

The Emperor Has No Clothes

Ted Kaufman | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics
Ted Kaufman

If we look back on the Fall of 2011 a few years from now, I suspect we may trace the beginnings of real reform from two events that occurred last week with little fanfare.

Dancing With Injustice on My Mind

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 12.26.2011 | Crime
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

I plan to dance up a storm at my daughter's wedding but will do so remembering the lives of those who have been tossed by a tempest of injustice and who languish forgotten by a community too ashamed of their errors to clamor for simple justice.

City Hall Eyes Crackdown On Handicapped Parking Abuse

Posted 12.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago officials say they are preparing to take the misuse of disabled parking passes a lot more seriously going forward. Karen Tamley, commission...

Too Big to Jail

Glenn Greenwald | Posted 12.25.2011 | Books
Glenn Greenwald

In protecting Wall Street after the 2008 crash, the executive branch violated its core constitutional duty. It is now clear that there are virtually no limits on the magnitude of the crimes that the nation's most powerful private actors can commit with impunity.

Bad Pennies and Louis Berger Group

David Isenberg | Posted 12.20.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

Who says the U.S. government doesn't have a sense of humor, not to mention irony? Proof that it does can be seen in a recent, if little noted contrac...

Gerry Smith

SEC: Employee Stock Data Was Shared Without Authorization (UPDATED) | Gerry Smith | Posted 12.07.2012 | Technology

The Securities and Exchange Commission has warned its employees to monitor their credit reports for signs of fraud after a contractor shared their bro...

Financial Fascism: Who Wins and Who Loses in the Economic War?

Vivian Norris | Posted 12.11.2011 | Business
Vivian Norris

So many people around the world support you. As your movement grows, it becomes the movement of ALL of us and the support is only growing. It is the humanity in the stories and the outrage which is beyond justified which is our strength.

Kinde Durkee's Alleged Fraud Continues to Take Its Toll on California Politicians

Jessica Levinson | Posted 12.07.2011 | Politics
Jessica Levinson

The effects of the stunning fall from grace and subsequent arrest on September 2nd of veteran campaign treasurer Kinde Durkee continue to ripple throughout the California political community.

The Top 10 Tax Havens

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 12.04.2011 | Business

Governments from 20 of the wealthiest nations in the world vowed in 2009 to tighten regulations that allowed for rampant tax evasion in nations and te...