28 May 2007 13:02 [Source: ICIS news]
Suit says Wal-Mart brass flout ethics
Julie Roehm, a fired Wal-Mart executive, accused the retailer's CEO and other senior executives of misconduct, including accepting sweetheart deals and engaging in improper personal relationships.
Facebook founder networks for Obama
Social networking is shaping up as a potent new force in the 2008 presidential campaign, and the change is being led by young people like Chris Hughes, the Facebook founder who is helping Barack Obama's campaign mobilise voters.
Historian reflects on war and his son's death
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Money & Investing
Real-estate tax strategy hits rocky turf
A tax-deferral technique for real-estate investors, known as a 1031 exchange, is facing scrutiny as intermediaries in the strategy run into financial and legal woes.
A duel at Dow Chemical
Dow Chemical and two former officials are engaged in lawsuits over the pair's alleged effort to buy out the company. The SEC is looking into Dow stock trading.
New annuities offer low fees
Variable annuities have long suffered a bad reputation for their high costs and complexity. Now, a few insurance companies are hawking lower-fee annuities. While they're a big improvement in some ways, buyers need to take that sales pitch with a grain of salt.
Militants widen reach as terror seeps out of
Wealthy enclave offers windfall for candidates
NBC said to be in talks to remove program chief
NBC Universal is in talks to sever its ties with Kevin Reilly, the president of its entertainment division and the network’s chief programmer, just three months after extending his contract for three years, several executives informed of the discussions said yesterday.
In fierce competition, Google finds novel way to feed hiring machines
On a spring Saturday, about 90 students from Stanford and as many from the
Immigration agency mired in inefficiency
Last June, US immigration officials were presented a plan that supporters said could help slash waiting times for green cards from nearly three years to three months and save 1m applicants more than a third of the 45 hours they could expect to spend in government lines.
US and Iranian diplomats met in formal, bilateral talks for the first time in more than a quarter century on Monday, seeking ways to reduce the level of violence in
Demand down, but rents up
Commercial vacancy rates climbed in the
A road that led to national harbour
Hanging on the wall of the small waiting room in Carl D. Jones's unassuming office, under the photos of former
US, Iran open talks in Baghdad
Police lay murder charge in
In a series of dramatic raids Sunday morning in the northwest corner of
Coal company wants to hire Chinese workers for BC mine
A Chinese-backed company pursuing a coal project in northeastern
Alcan may turn tables on Alcoa
State-backed Norsk Hydro ASA [NHY-N]of Norway is gearing up for a run at Alcan Inc. [AL-T] , while the Canadian company studies the possibility of bidding for a rival, as the battle for dominance of the aluminum industry heats up.
Teachers OK wage hike in Santa Cruz
About 6,000 teachers in the Patagonian
Fianna Fail wins, short of majority
The Fianna Fail party of Prime Minister Bertie Ahern won 78 seats in
Argentina fight back to win Cup
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