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  • IRS awards UBS whistleblower Bradley Birkenfeld $104 million

    It pays to rat out your tax-dodging clients. A former banker who helped wealthy Americans illegally evade taxes, and later confessed his transgressions and cooperated with the government, has been awarded $104 million in what appears to be the largest-...
  • The office guide to fashion suicide: flip-flops, shorts, hoodies

    The office guide to fashion suicide: flip-flops, shorts, hoodies
    If you're rolling into work wearing ripped jeans, strapless tops, a hoodie and flip-flops, know this: Your colleagues disapprove. The vast majority of American workers don't consider the Mark Zuckerburg fashion special to be appropriate attire for the...
  • Swiss bank UBS to cut 10,000 jobs, or 16% of workforce, by 2015

    Swiss bank UBS to cut 10,000 jobs, or 16% of workforce, by 2015
    Swiss bank UBS will cut 10,000 jobs as it exits from its fixed-income trading business and tries to cut costs and concentrate on wealth management. The Zurich, Switzerland-based institution, which stated that it is “significantly reshaping its...
  • Swiss voters reject proposal to cap executive salaries

    Swiss voters reject proposal to cap executive salaries
    Swiss voters soundly rejected a plan Sunday that would have limited executive compensation to no more than 12 times the lowest-paid employees' pay.  The measure, known as the "1:12 initiative," was defeated 65.3% to 34.7% even amid wide public...
  • Credit Suisse CEO says aiding U.S. tax evasion is 'unacceptable'

    Credit Suisse CEO says aiding U.S. tax evasion is 'unacceptable'
    WASHINGTON -- The chief executive of Credit Suisse told U.S. senators Wednesday it was "unacceptable" for Swiss banks to help Americans evade U.S. taxes and he regrets some of the firm's employees did so in the past. "We deeply regret that -- despite...
  • U.S., UBS agree to $885-million settlement over mortgage bonds

    U.S., UBS agree to $885-million settlement over mortgage bonds
    WASHINGTON -- U.S. regulators said Thursday that they reached an $885-million settlement with UBS Americas Inc. of a suit alleging that the subsidiary of the Swiss banking giant misrepresented mortgage bonds it sold to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The...
  • Senate probe accuses Swiss bank of helping rich Americans evade taxes

    Senate probe accuses Swiss bank of helping rich Americans evade taxes
    WASHINGTON — A Senate subcommittee investigation accused Swiss banking giant Credit Suisse of using elaborate “cloak-and-dagger” methods to hide the accounts of 22,000 wealthy American citizens with a total of up to $12 billion in assets...
  • UBS to pay $50 million to settle SEC charges

    UBS to pay $50 million to settle SEC charges
    UBS will pay $50 million to settle charges by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that the Swiss bank misled investors, the regulatory agency announced Tuesday. UBS Securities was accused of violating securities laws while structuring and...
  • Beanie Babies creator wants probation, not prison, for tax evasion

    H. Ty Warner, the billionaire creator of the popular Beanie Babies toys, is urging a federal judge to sentence him to probation for tax evasion. The 69-year-old tycoon pleaded guilty to a single count of felony tax evasion in October, acknowledging that...
  • Beanie Babies founder gets probation for tax evasion

    Ty Warner, the billionaire founder of Beanie Babies stuffed toys, was sentenced to probation for hiding millions of dollars in a Swiss bank account and failing to report his interest income. U.S. District Judge Charles Kocoras rejected federal...
  • Credit Suisse pleads guilty to helping Americans avoid income taxes

     Credit Suisse pleads guilty to helping Americans avoid income taxes
    Swiss banking giant Credit Suisse pleaded guilty to a criminal charge that it helped wealthy Americans dodge income taxes for decades, a plea federal officials said bolstered their efforts to show that no financial firm was too big to prosecute. The...
  • U.S. sues BofA over mortgage-backed securities

    U.S. sues BofA over mortgage-backed securities
    In twin securities-fraud lawsuits against Bank of America Corp., the federal government is accusing the nation's second-largest lender of lying to investors about supposedly prime loans that more closely resembled subprime "liar loans." The civil suits,...