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Restoring corporate trust

HOUSTON, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Among the more embarrassing cartoon strips lampooning corporate CEOs over the last several years was cartoonist Rick McGee's sketch of two burglars breaking int
ARCHIE W. DUNHAM and LES T. CSORBA, Outside View Commentators

WorldCom settlement falls through

NEW YORK, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Ten former WorldCom Inc. directors are headed for a New York trial after their acceptance of a multimillion dollar settlement collapsed.

Court to review Andersen case

WASHINGTON, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court Friday agreed to review the case of Arthur Andersen LLP, which was convicted of witness tampering in the Enron investigation.

Appeals court upholds Andersen conviction

HOUSTON, June 16 (UPI) -- A federal appeals court Wednesday upheld the conviction of the accounting firm Arthur Andersen LLP in the Enron Corp. investigation.

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, June 15, the 167th day of 2004 with 199 to follow.
By United Press International

Accountants tighten audit procedures

WASHINGTON, June 10 (UPI) -- The U.S. accounting industry has approved new regulations that require auditors to maintain a paper trail of their reviews for seven years.

For some, Sarbanes-Oxley proves expensive

WASHINGTON, May 21 (UPI) -- For public companies, complying with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, created to protect shareholders after the collapse of corporations such as Enron, isn't getting any
DAR HADDIX, UPI Business Correspondent

The Almanac

Today is Friday, April 9, the 100th day of 2004 with 266 to follow.
By United Press International

Various reasons seen for U.S. joblessness

BOSTON, March 22 (UPI) -- The loss of 2.3 million jobs in the United States since 2001 has more causes than outsourcing to foreign countries, the Christian Science Monitor said Monday. It said technology, corporate scandals and even the weather played their parts in job losses.

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, March 14, the 74th day of 2004 with 292 to follow.
By United Press International

Enron Task Force has new boss

HOUSTON, March 1 (UPI) -- A new boss was named Monday at the Enron Task Force, the team of federal prosecutors and agents investigating the collapse of the Houston energy giant.

Fastows plead guilty in Enron case

HOUSTON, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Former Enron chief financial officer Andrew Fastow pleaded guilty Wednesday to criminal charges in a plea bargain deal with federal prosecutors. Fastow, 42, entered guilty pleas to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and one count of conspiracy t

Justice alleges KPMG is holding documents

WASHINGTON, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- U.S. prosecutors have alleged accountants KPMG LLP withheld documents from the Internal Revenue Service to hide tax-sheltering activity.

The Bear's Lair: It's still 1999 out there

WASHINGTON, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- A new book "Bull!" by former Barron's journalist Maggie Mahar (Harper Business, $27.95), gives the best account I've seen of the great bull market of 1982-1999, including all the things that went wrong.
MARTIN HUTCHINSON, UPI Business and Economics Editor

Raiders win stadium lawsuit

OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 27 (UPI) -- The Oakland Raiders have been awarded $34.2 million in its counterclaim against the Oakland-Alameda Coliseum.

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, June 15, the 166th day of 2003 with 199 to follow.
By United Press International

Executive Business Briefing

Here is a look at more of Monday's top business stories:

Fastow, wife named in new Enron charges

HOUSTON, May 1 (UPI) -- Former Enron Chief Financial Officer Andrew Fastow, his wife, and seven other former Enron executives were charged in new federal indictments announced Thursday by prosecutors investigating wrongdoing at the bankrupt company.

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, April 9, the 99th day of 2003 with 266 to follow.
By United Press International

A Blast from the Past

The Civil War ended on this date in 1865 when Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, commander of the Army of Northern Virginia, surrendered to Union Gen. Ulysses S. Grant at the Appomattox Court House in Virginia. Grant wrote the terms of surrender, which ended
By United Press International

Two former Enron executives plead innocent

HOUSTON, April 2 (UPI) -- Two former midlevel Enron Corp. executives pleaded innocent Wednesday in Houston to federal charges of securities and wire fraud, conspiracy and lying to FBI ag

A Blast from the Past

The weekly UPI Blast from the Past package for April 7-13.
By United Press International

A Blast from the Past

On this date in 2002, the Justice Department announced that the accounting firm Arthur Andersen had been indicted for destroying thousands of documents related to the investigation into the collapse of Enron, the energy-trading company.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Friday, March 14, the 73rd day of 2003 with 292 to follow.
By United Press International

A Blast from the Past

Dallas nightclub owner Jack Ruby was convicted on this date in 1964 of murdering Lee Harvey Oswald, the alleged assassin of President John F. Kennedy. Oswald was in police custody at the time. Conspiracy theorists claim Ruby shot Oswald on Nov. 24, 1963,
By United Press International
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