17 hrs ago
What it means to take 'The Fifth'
Lois Lerner, the head of the IRS unit handling tax-exempt status, invoked her Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination before the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday.
Mon May 20, 2013
Malaysian National News Agency
China Rallies Poultry Sector As Bird Flu Fears Wane
Agricultural officials ate poultry products at an ongoing national animal husbandry expo in a bid to boost public confidence in the poultry industry, as bird flu concerns are starting to disappear.
Wed May 15, 2013
Enron: The real story behind Jeff Skilling's big sentence reduction
Last week brought reports of a deal to chop as much as a decade off the prison term of Jeff Skilling, the former Enron CEO and convicted fraudster.
Mon May 13, 2013
Theater review: Enron sardonically tells of the minds behind the corporation's collapse
Seizing Jeffrey Skilling as its protagonist, it is as much a cautionary reflection on man's ability to justify any and all actions, as a depiction of Enron's arrogance in taking its employees down with it.
Federal Court Of Appeal Strikes Out A Pleading Alleging That Expenses ...
In a ruling handed down May 6, 2013, the Federal Court of Appeal ordered that portions of a Crown pleading be struck out for suggesting that a deduction may be disallowed on the basis that the conduct of the taxpayer in incurring the expense was "egregious or repulsive". Sharlow J. A. wrote the reasons in Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce v. The ... (more)
Sun May 12, 2013
Enron on trial
Editor's Note: Every Sunday we publish a favorite story from our magazine archives .
Sat May 11, 2013
Sharp, sardonic Enron at Theatre 3
Enron is a feisty, playful satire, gripping and pissed and melancholy. Seizing Jeffrey Skilling as its protagonist, it is as much a cautionary reflection on man's ability to justify any and all actions, as a depiction of Enron's arrogance in taking its employees down with it.
Fri May 10, 2013
Can't Stop The Bleeding
The Former Enron Field : Fast Becoming The Plato's Retreat Of The Southwest
Some 7 years after a Houston police officer was accused on participating in a 3-way in a Minute Maid Park unisex restroom, the Houston Chronicle's Jose de Jesus Orti z reports the Astros hope to identify a fan who "stood up and pretended to expose himself while inside Minute Maid Park's exclusive Diamond Club ". I've only lived in Texas for ... (more)
Microsoft Bidding on the Nook?
Shares of Barnes & Noble soared 24 percent after a report from TechCrunch that Microsoft is considering a bid for the retailer's Nook e-book business.
Top Five Things to Do in Houston This Weekend: Chinglish, Philip...
Lots of folks in Houston don't find anything funny about the Enron scandal; Tony AwardA winner and Pulitzer Prize finalist David Henry Hwang, however, found a way to weave it into his comedy Chinglish , our choice for Friday .
Ex-Enron workers: Keep Skilling in prison
News that former Enron Chief Executive Jeffrey Skilling may get out of prison early isn't sitting well with some of the company's former employees.
Greiff: Jeffrey Skilling, a Model Convict in More Ways Than One
Jeffrey Skilling is back in the news. He should jog memories about what used to happen to people charged with engaging in huge corporate accounting frauds.
Thu May 09, 2013
Nation & World Briefs 05-09-13 Arias trial now turns to whether she...
In this Oct. 23, 2006 file photo, former Enron CEO Jeff Skilling leaves the federal courthouse after Skilling was sentenced to 292 months in federal prison, in Houston.
The Globe and Mail
Skilling restitution to go to Enron victims' fund
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10 Reasons Why Houston No Longer Cares About Enron Or Whether Jeff Skilling Gets Out Of Jail Early
So Jeffrey Skilling has cut a deal to shave 10 years off his sentence. With any luck he'll be out in 2017.
Former Enron CEO may get early release
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The Washington Post
Paid sick days plan passes NYC Council; seen as major step in push for the benefit around US
In a significant victory amid a push for paid sick time laws around the country, city lawmakers voted Wednesday to make businesses provide the benefit to an estimated 1 million workers who don't have it now.
The Washington Post
JPMorgan Says Energy Watchdog May Seek to Punish Units, Workers
JPMorgan Chase & Co., the biggest U.S. bank, was warned by federal energy-market regulators that its personnel and two subsidiaries may face claims stemming from a probe into bidding practices.
The Washington Post
New Mexico legislators receive no salary, but get pensions in system under fire by governor
In this January 2004 file photo, former Republican New Mexico lawmaker Dan Foley attends a press conference in Santa Fe, N.M. After serving a decade in the New Mexico Legislature and losing a re-election bid, Foley left office at age 39 and promptly started collecting retirement benefits from a taxpayer-financed pension system that's unique in the ... (more)
Press Digest - Financial Times - May 9
Former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling could see his sentence shortened by 10 years as part of a deal with the U.S. Department of Justice.