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Business 17 Jan 2010 | 12:00 AM

Court rules for Monsanto, antitrust case remains

ST. LOUIS (AP): A legal ruling says contracts give Monsanto the right to stop rival DuPont from selling genetically modified soybeans created with Monsanto's technology, but leaves open DuPont's challenge of the restrictions on antitrust grounds.

Business 18 Dec 2009 | 12:00 AM

M&A due diligence and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

IN a downturn, the likelihood of fraud increases and financial integrity concerns are more frequently uncovered.

Business 18 Dec 2009 | 12:00 AM

Oracle expects EU to approve US$7.4bil deal next month

SAN FRANCISCO: Oracle Corp. said Thursday that its profit jumped 12.5 percent in the latest quarter and that it expects the European Union will finally approve its US$7.4 billion purchase of Sun Microsystems Inc. next month.

Business 10 Nov 2009 | 12:00 AM

EU objects to Oracle's US$7.4bil takeover of Sun Microsystems

SAN FRANCISCO: European antitrust regulators have formally objected to Sun Microsystems Inc.'s planned $7.4 billion sale to Oracle Corp., escalating a battle over a deal that has already been cleared in the U.S.

Business 03 Oct 2009 | 12:00 AM

Madoff trustee sues Madoff family for almost $200M

NEW YORK (AP) - Bernard Madoff's brother, sons and a niece used the family finance business like a piggy bank, a court-appointed trustee charged Friday as he demanded in a lawsuit that they return almost $200 million that fueled their lavish lifestyle at the expense of investors.

Business 28 Sep 2009 | 12:00 AM

More tax cases versus wealthy, US banks

CHICAGO: The US government is stepping up prosecutions of wealthy individuals dodging taxes through offshore accounts, with new cases expected to be made public 'every couple of weeks,' a top government attorney said on Saturday.

Business 14 Aug 2009 | 12:00 AM

UBS, US settle tax evasion issue

MIAMI: UBS AG and the US and Swiss governments have agreed to settle a dispute over whether the Swiss bank should be forced to disclose the names of 52,000 wealthy American clients suspected of tax evasion.

Business 12 Jun 2009 | 12:00 AM

Fugitive Thai banker losses appeal in Canada

VANCOUVER: Fugitive Thai banker Rakesh Saxena lost another legal battle Thursday in his bid to remain in Canada.

Business 27 Feb 2009 | 12:00 AM

FBI arrests Stanford Financial Group exec

HOUSTON (AP) - FBI agents have arrested the chief investment officer of troubled Stanford Financial Group, accusing Laura Pendergest-Holt of obstructing a Securities and Exchange Commission fraud investigation.

Business 04 Nov 2008 | 12:00 AM

Companies give free coffee, ice cream for election

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Voters will pick a new leader for the country on Tuesday, and maybe pick up some free coffee, ice cream and other goodies too.