January 2008: Journalist specializing in business and finance stories.
Role Name Type Last Updated Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) New York Times Source Jun 21, 2011
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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Jun 21, 2011 Indian Company Under Scrutiny Over U.S. Visas
QUOTE: A giant Indian outsourcing company with thousands of employees in the United States is facing an expanding federal investigation prompted by claims from an American whistle-blower that it misused short-term visitors’ visas to bring in low-cost workers from India. Accusations that the company, Infosys Technologies, repeatedly violated the terms of business visitor visas...
New York Times Apr 27, 2011 India Puts Tight Leash on Internet Free Speech
QUOTE: Even before the new rules… India has periodically tried to restrict speech on the Internet… The rules do not provide a way for content producers to defend their work or appeal a decision to take content down.
New York Times Jan 05, 2011 Microlenders, Honored With Nobel, Are Struggling
QUOTE: microloans have prompted political hostility in Bangladesh, India, Nicaragua and other developing countries....But as with other trumpeted development initiatives that have promised to lift hundreds of millions from poverty, microcredit has struggled to turn rhetoric into tangible success.
New York Times Jun 05, 2009 Bollywood Settles Dispute With Theater Owners
QUOTE: Producers and distributors had held back new movies from multiscreen theater companies demanding that they get an equal share of revenue from ticket sales. The theater owners said a 50-50 revenue split was unacceptable, given that many Hindi-language films do poorly at the box office.
New York Times May 22, 2008 More Questions Are Raised About Moody’s Ratings
QUOTE: The attorney general of Connecticut, Richard Blumenthal, who has criticized the practices of Moody’s and other ratings firms, said that he was investigating how Moody’s had dealt with the possible errors in its computer models. “One of the areas that most concerns us is the potential favoritism and abusive and illegal practices that involve dealings with the companies that they rate,” Mr. Blumenthal said in an interview.
New York Times Mar 27, 2008 Inquiry Assails Accounting Firm in Lender’s Fall
QUOTE: New Century Financial, whose failure just a year ago came at the start of the credit crisis, engaged in “significant improper and imprudent practices” that were condoned and enabled by auditors at the accounting firm KPMG, according to an independent report commissioned by the Justice Department.
New York Times Jan 26, 2008 Reviewer of Subprime Loans Agrees to Aid Inquiry
QUOTE: A company that analyzed the quality of thousands of home loans for investment banks has agreed to provide evidence to New York state prosecutors that the banks had detailed information about the risks posed by ill-fated subprime mortgages. Investigators are looking at whether that information...was deliberately withheld from investors.
New York Times Jan 22, 2008 If Everyone’s Finger-Pointing, Who’s to Blame?
QUOTE: Two questions lie at the heart of many...[recent mortgage market] cases. The first is whether lenders and investment banks alerted borrowers and investors to the risks posed by subprime loans or securities backed by them. The second is how much they were legally obliged to disclose.
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