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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Nov 05, 2002 Court to Clarify Definition of Fraud in Charitable Fund-Raising
QUOTE: ...the Supreme Court agreed today to clarify the boundary that separates charitable solicitation from consumer fraud.
New York Times Oct 29, 2002 E-mail greeting card hides porn
QUOTE: ...clicking on the link [to a friendly greeting card] can place porn images on a desktop, download a barrage of x-rated ads, or send similar e-cards to those listed in Outlook's address book.
CNN (Cable News Network) Jan 12, 2002 Realtors Group Warns About Fees
QUOTE: ...growing number of [real-estate] brokerage firms that charge extra fees -- typically ranging from $250 to $595...regulators from the Department of Housing and Urban Development might view these charges as "unearned fees" if they are not accompanied by bona fide services performed on behalf of the consumers asked to pay them.
Washington Post Jan 03, 2002 Andersen Passes Peer Review: Accounting Firm Cleared Despite Finding of Deficiencies
QUOTE: But the review of Andersen reflected the limitations of the peer-review process, in which each of the so-called Big Five accounting firms is periodically reviewed by one of the others. Deloitte's review did not include Andersen's audits of bankrupt energy trader Enron Corp. -- or any other case in which an audit failure was alleged...
Washington Post Nov 25, 2001 When a Workplace Dispute Goes Very Public
QUOTE: At the heart of the suit was the allegation that office managers favored male brokers by assigning them larger and more active accounts from customers who approached the firm for financial advice, or from customers whose brokers were leaving the firm, or from investors participating in initial public offerings.
New York Times Nov 04, 2001 Who Best Protects Shareholders? The Shareholders
QUOTE: ...the stock prices of companies that place the most restrictions on their shareholders' rights have lagged behind those that had the fewest such limits.
New York Times Oct 15, 2001 Online Music Wars Inspire New Weaponry
QUOTE: The recording industry is experimenting with new technology it hopes can smother online song swapping by targeting music traders' computers directly.
CNET Sep 01, 2001 Unilever Wants P.& G. Placed Under Monitor in Spy Case
QUOTE: Unilever (news/quote), the British-Dutch consumer products company, has demanded that Procter & Gamble (news/quote) open itself to a third-party auditor to ensure that P.& G. does not act on information it obtained from corporate spies who took documents from trash bins...
New York Times Jan 01, 1111 Credit card companies' evil tricks
QUOTE: Some of the worst offenses: Huge fees exceed card issuers' costs and risks. Interest rates aren't disclosed to card applicants. Rates get jacked up even if you pay just hours late.
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