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Business 09 Feb 2012 | 12:00 AM

The criminal probe of Sheldon Adelson's casino empire

SAN FRANCISCO/MACAU, China (Reuters) - It's never good for the candidate when a big donor runs afoul of the law - as President Barack Obama learned this week: his campaign returned large donations from Chicago's Cardona brothers after it was reported that a third brother is a fugitive from U.S. drug and fraud charges.

Business 04 Feb 2012 | 12:00 AM

12 banks probed over interbank rates

ZURICH: Switzerland says it is investigating a dozen US, European and Japanese banks suspected of conspiring to manipulate interbank lending rates used to set interest rates on hundreds of trillions of dollars of securities.

Business 16 Jan 2012 | 12:00 AM

Former SEC lawyer settles Justice Department case

NEW YORK: Former Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) lawyer Spencer Barasch agreed to pay a US$50,000 fine to resolve civil and criminal claims that he inappropriately represented alleged Ponzi schemer Allen Stanford.

Business 11 Jan 2012 | 12:00 AM

Trader sues RBS for dismissal

SINGAPORE: Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc was sued for wrongful dismissal by a former Singapore-based trader who said the bank accused him of improperly trying to influence the setting of London interbank offered rates (Libor).

Business 05 Jan 2012 | 12:00 AM

3 Swiss bankers charged

NEW HAVEN: US prosecutors have accused three Swiss bankers of conspiring with wealthy US taxpayers to hide more than US$1.2bil in assets from tax authorities, and sources briefed on the matter said the three worked for Wegelin & Co, one of Switzerland’s oldest private banks.

Business 04 Jan 2012 | 12:00 AM

US charges 3 Swiss bankers in tax evasion case

NEW YORK: (Reuters) - Prosecutors accused three Swiss bankers on Tuesday of conspiring with wealthy U.S. taxpayers to hide more than $1.2 billion in assets from tax authorities, and sources briefed on the matter said the three worked for Wegelin & Co, one of Switzerland's oldest private banks.

Business 31 Dec 2011 | 12:00 AM

Deutsche Telekom in US$95m US bribery settlement

NEW YORK: German phone company Deutsche Telekom AG and a Hungarian unit will pay more than US$95mil to settle US criminal and civil probes into the bribery of government officials in Macedonia and Montenegro.

Business 29 Dec 2011 | 12:00 AM

U.S. online poker ruling at risk in future

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - While the Internet poker world salivates at the prospect of its business coming back to life thanks to an Obama administration ruling, a future U.S. president could reverse that decision and send the industry back to the drawing board if it is not codified into law.

Business 20 Dec 2011 | 12:00 AM

AT&T drops $39 bln bid to buy T-Mobile USA

NEW YORK REUTERS - ATT said it had agreed with Deutsche Telekom to drop its $39 billion bid to buy the German company's U.S. wireless unit amid increasing regulatory obstacles to the planned deal.

Business 25 Nov 2011 | 12:00 AM

AT&T braces for T-Mobile deal collapse

LONDON/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - ATT said it would take a $4 billion charge in case its takeover of T-Mobile USA fails, a tacit recognition of the dwindling chances that the deal will get through U.S. regulators who say it would destroy jobs and curb competition.