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Missing in Action: Mental Health Community Fails Fraud Victims

Bradley Foster | Posted 02.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Bradley Foster

Major fraud cases grab the headlines for a few days or weeks, then forgotten until the next one comes along. We never have to wait long. Media typical...

Your Sales Suck and Here's How Big (Social) Data Might Help

Beverly Macy | Posted 01.28.2013 | Business
Beverly Macy

Every business is dependent on good business development and yet it remains an enigma as to how to create a stellar sales organization. It takes training, motivation, leadership, good talent acquisition and tons of effort.

How Peregrine Financial Got Around A Law Designed To Prevent Corporate Fraud

Reuters | Posted 09.28.2012 | Business

By Kevin Drawbaugh and Dena Aubin July 29 (Reuters) - When Peregrine Financial collapsed earlier this month, a nagging question resurfa...

For Capitalism to Survive, Crime Must Not Pay

Bruce Judson | Posted 06.13.2012 | Business
Bruce Judson

A corporation that knowingly breaks the law will find ways to profit through illegal means that are not available to competitors. As a consequence, the competitive playing field is biased toward the company that does not need to follow the rules.

Breaking the Code of Omertà at Goldman Sachs

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.19.2012 | Business
Joseph A. Palermo

Greg Smith violated the ancient code of all mafia organizations: he spilled the game to the public. His former colleagues at Goldman Sachs no doubt now see him as a "rat."

The 5 Biggest Wall Street Scams of All Time

InvestingAnswers | Posted 12.06.2011 | Business
InvestingAnswers

There are only a few things you can count on in the world: death, taxes and Wall Street scams. Here are five of the biggest Wall Street scams of all time.

Why the Tea Party Is Wrong

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 09.04.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

We have developed an American myth about the magical efficiency of market forces and have deified entrepreneurs. We have developed a disdain for government as an obstacle to progress. Neither is entirely true or false.

Anthony Weiner Hands Republicans a Twofer

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 08.06.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

The wars drag on, the economy teeters, climate change unfolds just as the scientists predicted, and the yawning gap between the rich and the rest of us continues to grow. And what are we left with? The spectacle of a guy named Weiner doing naughty things.

Yepoka Yeebo

SEC May Make It Easier (For Some) To Buy Into The Next Facebook

HuffingtonPost.com | Yepoka Yeebo | Posted 06.11.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- It may soon become a lot easier for startups to raise capital -- and avoid the regulatory scrutiny and costs associated with going public....

Blame Wall Street, Not Hard Working Americans, for the Pension Funds Fiasco

William S. Lerach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William S. Lerach

What came from this era of de-regulation? Increased competitiveness, economic growth, wealth and prosperity? No -- instead we got repeated waves of financial fraud and wealth destruction.

Feds Catch Fugitive In Enron-Like Case Hiding In Mexico

AP | ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A fugitive on the loose for more than two years following her conviction in a $1.9 billion corporate fraud case was back in the Uni...

Lehman Lawyer Fees Close To $2 Billion

DailyFinance | MELLY ALAZRAKI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

It seems there are always those who gain from others' misery. In this case, the lawyers and accountants circling Lehman Brothers stand to make more th...

Supreme Court Shoots Down Part Of Key Post-Enron Reform

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday struck down part of the anti-fraud law enacted in response to the Enron and other corporate scandals fr...

Final Audit: A Trail of Greed and Revenge!

Jim Worth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jim Worth

Though entertaining, the compelling message in Final Audit is that greed, corruption and immoral and unethical behavior should not go unpunished.

Goldman = WorldCom = 80+ Senate Votes

Mark Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Green

As Obama today returns to Cooper Union to reprise his arguments for financial regulatory reform, we know this: whatever the ultimate legal merits of the SEC's case against Goldman Sachs, the political impact now will be a game changer.

The Real Culprits of the Euro Crisis

Joshua Rosner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Joshua Rosner

So here we go again. To uncover the real culprits of the current euro crisis we first have to follow a common thread of this crisis -- government borrowers who need capital hire bankers.

Biggest Accounting Scandals Of All Time (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Got a creative impulse? Accounting may be the profession for you! As you'll see from the below collection of massive book-cooking frauds, there may...

The Volcker Rule & AIG: Hedge Funds, Prop Desks Are Not The Problem

Institutional Risk Analytics | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

There are certain basic things that the investor must realize today. In the first place, he must recognize the weakness of his individual position... ...

Fixing One Wall Street Scandal, Forgetting the Last

Rep. John Sarbanes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Rep. John Sarbanes

When companies of any size choose to access the capital markets, they hold themselves to a higher standard. Investors deserve the same level of reliable financial reporting from all public companies.

Shahien Nasiripour

House Democrats John Adler, Carolyn Maloney Move To Weaken Investor Protection Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Two House Democrats are planning to introduce amendments Tuesday to exempt small- and medium-sized companies from a key post-Enron reform. Consumer ad...

Shahien Nasiripour

House Panel Votes To Permanently Exempt Small Firms From Part Of Post-Enron Law

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A House panel voted Wednesday to permanently exempt more than half of all publicly traded companies from a seven-year-old post-Enron measure designed ...

Great Houses of New York: River House, the Best Address, Part IV

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michael Henry Adams

As late as 1970 no apartment sale in New York had ever exceeded $1,000,000. At today's River House, indeed, there is none for less.

To "Americans for Prosperity" Capitalism Is a Love Story

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

The only distinguishing feature of the Americans for Prosperity Foundation's "National Defending the American Dream Summit" was its astonishing homogeneity both in thought and in demography.

A Decade Far Worse Than a "Big Zero" (1999-2009)

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

We can call the 2000s the "Worse Than Zero" decade or the "Big Zero," or anything we wish, but what characterized it most for me was the near total control of corporations, especially over our civic institutions.

Shahien Nasiripour

White House Quietly Working To Weaken Investor Protection

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The White House is quietly working to undercut a key post-Enron reform, significantly weakening protection for everyday investors and threatening the ...