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U.N names 3 to oil-for-food inquiry panel

UNITED NATIONS, April 16 (UPI) -- U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan has asked three people to join a panel investigating allegations of corruption in the Iraq Oil-for-Food program.

The Bottom Line: Whither the dollar?

WASHINGTON, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Few issues are more important for emerging market investors than the value of the U.S. dollar.
GREGORY FOSSEDAL, UPI Business Correspondent

The Almanac

Today is Friday, Sept. 5, the 248th day of 2003 with 117 to follow.
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Interview: Preston Martin on the Fed

WASHINGTON, June 10 (UPI) -- Preston Martin was Vice Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors in 1982-86, former of the "Gang of Four" that pushed Fed Chairman Paul Volcker to an easier money stance in February 1986. Since he was in town promoting his new book "The complete
MARTIN HUTCHINSON, UPI Business and Economics Editor

Analysis: Betting on the falling dollar

WASHINGTON, May 20 (UPI) -- The re-election economic strategy of the Bush administration is now clear: continue to slash taxes in the expectation this will boost business confidence and jump start the economy.
MARTIN SIEFF, UPI Senior News Analyst

Analysis: Switzerland's cheesy economy

SKOPJE, Macedonia, April 30 (UPI) -- Last month, Switzerland's annual rate of inflation dipped to 1.3 percent. Once a cause for celebration, it is now construed to be a worrisome sign of lurking deflation. Growth has been below trend for years now. Demand is ever weakening and capacity is i
SAM VAKNIN, UPI Senior Business Correspondent

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Volcker: No easy fix for corporate ills

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Former Federal Reserve Board chief Paul Volcker says fixing the institutional problems that underlie recent corporate scandals remains a significant challenge for corporations and regulators. He also said that the failure of free and open trade to provide
CHRISTIAN BOURGE, UPI Think Tanks Correspondent

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UPI's Capital Comment for Feb. 4, 2003

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Capital Comment -- Daily news notes, political rumors and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world from United Press I

Executive Business Briefing

Here is a look at some of Friday's top business stories.

Washington Agenda-General

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Analysis: Franklin Delano Hoover?- II

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- There are only a few things the Bush administration can usefully do, faced with the difficult economic situation and probability of a worsening "double-dip" recession/depression. The options can be divided into the mitigation of dangers, the avoidance of
MARTIN HUTCHINSON, UPI Business and Economics Editor

The Bear's Lair: The age of gerontocracy

WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- It was a period of youth and excess, when twenty-somethings became billionaires, dress became casual, profits became unnecessary and accounting principles became infinitely flexible. It has ended, and a very different world is taking its place.
MARTIN HUTCHINSON, UPI Business and Economics Editor

Analysis: Closing in on stock options

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- The first part of the Conference Board Commission on Public Trust and Private Enterprise report, released Tuesday, covered executive compensation. It added an important voice to the public chorus demanding proper expensing of stock options in company acco
MARTIN HUTCHINSON, UPI Business and Economics Editor

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Sept. 5, the 248th day of 2002 with 117 to follow.
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Washington Agenda-General

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What U.S. newspapers are saying

U.S. newspaper editorial comment on issues of international interest.

Bear's Lair: Retribution -- who and how?

WASHINGTON, June 17 (UPI) -- The Arthur Andersen verdict is the first major act of retribution for the excesses of the '90s; one of the "Big 5" accounting firms appears to have been forced out of business. It of course raises the question: If the guillotine is to be applied to the pe
MARTIN HUTCHINSON, UPI Business and Economics Editor

Analysis: The cost of forgiveness, Pt. 2

SKOPJE, Macedonia, April 19 (UPI) -- It is an irony of history that the struggle of the Sudeten Germans is greatly aided by the recent successful settlement of claims of -- mostly Jewish -- holocaust victims
SAM VAKNIN, UPI Senior Business Correspondent

7,000 positions cut at Arthur Andersen

CHICAGO, April 8 (UPI) -- Beleaguered accounting giant Arthur Andersen LLP Monday began cutting about 7,000 positions, about a quarter of its U.S. work force, mostly in its audit and adm
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Think tanks wrap-up

WASHINGTON, April 4 (UPI) -- The UPI think tank wrap-up is a daily digest covering brief opinion pieces, reactions to recent news events and position statements released by various think tanks.

Andersen Worldwide gets acting CEO

LONDON, April 4 (UPI) -- Andersen Worldwide Thursday named Aldo Cardoso acting chief executive officer, replacing Joseph Berardino who resigned last week in the wake of the federal obst

Volcker: Andersen rescue can work

NEW YORK, March 29 (UPI) --

Andersen partners chart new course

CHICAGO, March 28 (UPI) -- Senior partners of Arthur Andersen LLP held a nationwide closed-circuit video conference Thursday to chart a survival strategy for the embattled accounting firm
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