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Times staff writersFor years, the biggest challenge WorldCom Inc. and MCI faced was persuading consumers to switch long-distance companies. Now, the toughest job may be persuading them to stay. The bankruptcy filing on Sunday by WorldCom and its MCI subsidiary is sure...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterThe rash of corporate scandals this year could mark a turning point in the way white-collar crime is viewed by the public and prosecuted by the government, legal experts say. The popular refrain now is that simply fining executives for wrongdoing under...
Dear Sox fans, I started writing this to you just after (Jon) Garland pitched himself out of a jam in the 6th inning of a tight (so far) 1-1 game Wednesday night against the Twins. They’re now in extra innings. And the fan in me is wondering about...
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The Hartford CourantCould it be the heat and humidity? Or the smoke from wildfires out West and in Canada? Or could it simply be the anxiety of having to wait until September for a new season of "The Sopranos"? Whatever, there must be some explanation for the rash of truly...
From Wire ReportsNEW YORK - Money, power and pressure combined to form a "perfect storm of corruption" that led former WorldCom Inc. chief executive Bernard J. Ebbers to commit an enormous fraud, a federal prosecutor said in closing arguments at Ebbers' fraud trial...
Tags: Scott Sullivan, Corporate Crime, Loans, Lawyers, Judges
Sun StaffIt was still dark outside when Conrad Everton Johnson left his family's tidy town house in Prince George's County for his job driving the No. 34 bus route through the leafy suburbs of Montgomery County. His 35-mile commute to work from Oxon Hill...
From Wire ReportsNEW YORK - WorldCom Inc., which sought bankruptcy protection last month after disclosing that it had improperly accounted for $3.8 billion in recent expenses, said last night that it had uncovered $3.3 billion in additional accounting irregularities...
Los Angeles Times staff writerFor stock fund investors, one of the lasting effects from this bear market may be a new respect for "middle-ground" portfolio management. Conservative fund companies including American Funds, Dodge & Cox and the index-oriented Vanguard Group typically...
WASHINGTONWorldCom Inc., once the toast of Washington, will get a tougher reception this month when it comes to Capitol Hill to face inquires about its accounting scandal. Through a series of broken promises and political missteps, WorldCom has managed to squander...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterA dramatic stock market turnaround lifted the Dow Jones index to its best one-day gain in 15 years Wednesday, as the arrest of Adelphia Communications Corp. executives and congressional action on a corporate reform bill buoyed investors' spirits. The Dow...
Here, in the hometown of our new enemy, everything eventually betrays. Even the Red Sea. Tonight, in staggering 100-degree heat, scores of Saudis have been drawn to the Corniche, the path that cuts along the jagged coast of this old port city. There...
Chicago TribuneMartha Stewart has mainly herself to blame for all the trouble she's in. But there's another party that has plenty of explaining to do: the government prosecutors who are making a federal case out of the domestic doyenne's lapses in judgement. Based...
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