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Commodities Trader Pardoned By Clinton Dies

Reuters | Posted 08.25.2013 | Business

* Pioneered spot market for crude oil * Indicted over illegal oil sales * 'Babe Ruth of asset concealment' ...

Simon Johnson: Fear Companies Lurking In Dark Financial Shadows

Bloomberg | Simon Johnson | Posted 07.16.2011 | Business

On the face of it, Glencore International AG doesn't look too scary. With about $80 billion in assets, the Swiss-based commodities trader is a lightwe...

Hiding the Truth at John Jay?

Len Levitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Levitt

The John Jay College of Criminal Justice has become The Forbidden City. The college barred reporters from hearing criminologists detail an inconvenient truth: the NYPD is low-balling crime statistics.

Why Sanctions Against Iran Will (Almost Surely) Fail

Daniel Ammann | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daniel Ammann

There will always be the need for hard currency. There will always be national interests. There will always be traders like Marc Rich.

Why We Should Applaud the Polanski Case

Daniel Ammann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Daniel Ammann

The arrest of Roman Polanski by the Swiss government is becoming more and more a model case for international legal cooperation. The Los Angeles District Attorney did everything just right.

How I Met the Biggest Devil

Daniel Ammann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Daniel Ammann

Marc Rich, the world's most powerful oil trader who had systematically avoided reporters and had given his last interview over twenty years ago, finally opened up about his businesses and his private life.

Sam Stein

When Indignation Was Righteous: Republicans Once Wanted To Investigate The Past Administration | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Washington was abuzz with talk of investigating the past administration but Congress and the White House were at odds. Executive branch officials were...

Sam Stein

Holder: If My Independence Is Compromised, I'll Resign | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Midway through the day, Eric Holder's confirmation hearings have contained moments of contention and lightheartedness. But the one thread that stands ...

Sam Stein

Holder: Waterboarding Is Torture, And The President Can't Torture | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The major hoopla surrounding the nomination of Eric Holder as Attorney General has focused on his role in the pardoning of tax-cheat fugitive Marc Ric...

Bush Official Backs Obama's AG Nominee

The Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A former Bush administration official who prosecuted fugitive financier Marc Rich is supporting the attorney general candidacy of Eric Holder -- the m...

Sam Stein

Leahy Buckles, Will Push Back Holder Hearings | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Senate Judiciary Committee will delay confirmation hearings for Attorney General nominee Eric Holder after all -- accommodating Republican concern...

The Race is on for Presidential Pardons from Outgoing President George Bush

Mario Almonte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mario Almonte

Surprisingly, having issued only 171 pardons so far, Bush has been one of the most frugal presidents since World War II. Some suspect that distinction is about to change.

Secretary of State Clinton? I Just Don't Get It

Mark Joseph | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Joseph

Why would Obama want to tarnish his brand new administration with the Clinton soap opera of Monica, Whitewater, Vince Foster, Marc Rich and company when he could start fresh with an entirely new team?

More About Speculation and Manipulation In Oil Trading

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

It is good news that the CFTC is awakening from its reverie and beginning to deal with the core issues of oil trading. But it is still too much of a hit/miss operation with a degree of insouciance.