|U.S.: Clawbacks Without Claws|
by Gretchen Morgenson, New York Times
September 10th, 2011
The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 encouraged the Securities and Exchange Commission to fine corporate executives if they certified financial results that turned out to be bogus. The record suggests a bark decidedly worse than its bite. The SEC has filed cases against 31 executives at only 20 companies so far and recovered a total of $12.2 million from nine former executives to date.
|LIBYA: Censorship Inc.|
by Paul Sonne and Margaret Coker, The Wall Street Journal
August 30th, 2011
Amesys of France, VASTech of South Africa and ZTE Corp. of China provided technology to Libya that was allegedly used for the repression of Libyan citizens during the four decade rule of Colonel Gadhafi.
|MEXICO/US: Billion-dollar Boeing Fence on U.S.-Mexico Border Canceled|
by Pratap Chatterjee, IPS News
January 31st, 2011
One billion dollars and just over four years after Boeing won a contract to build a "virtual fence" on the Arizona-Mexico border, the high-tech project was canceled last week by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) amid widespread recognition that it has been a failure.
|USA: Monsanto GMO sugarbeets to be destroyed: court|
by Carey Gillam, Reuters
December 2nd, 2010
A federal judge on Tuesday ordered the destruction of plantings of genetically modified sugar beets developed by Monsanto Co after ruling previously the U.S. Agriculture Department illegally approved the biotech crop.
|USA: EPA Requests Fracking Chemicals From Nine Companies |
by Angela Modany, Reuters
October 8th, 2010
The Environmental Protection Agency began to prepare for its upcoming study on the effects of hydraulic fracturing on drinking water by sending letters to hydraulic fracturing service providers that requested the list of chemicals used in the natural gas extracting process.
|HUNGARY: 'Arsenic, mercury' in Hungary spill |
by Reuters, Al Jazeera
October 8th, 2010
Greenpeace has warned of "surprisingly high" levels of arsenic and mercury in the red sludge that burst out of a metals plant reservoir in Hungary, killing six people and devastating the surrounding area.
|ITALY: Prosecutors want Parmalat's Tanzi in jail|
United Press Inernational
September 30th, 2010
Prosecutors in Italy said Monday that former Parmalat Chief Executive Officer Calisto Tanzi was a flight risk and requested he be arrested. Tanzi has already been sentenced to a 10-year prison sentence on market-rigging charges and filing false reports with regulators in the wake of the collapse of Parmalat, the ANSA news agency reported