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How Murdoch reporters’ bribes to British cops violate U.S. law

How Murdoch reporters’ bribes to British cops violate U.S. law
July 12, 2011 --

Imagine you’re a Fleet Street reporter at a British tabloid with a pocketful of cash. You meet a trusted source at a pub, a police officer who tells you about the royal family’s confidential schedule in exchange for a small gratuity. You hand over a few quid and rush off with a photographer to stake out a health club where Camilla Parker-Bowles is toning her abs. Guess what: If you work for Rupert Murdoch, you may have violated U.S. law.

Behind the financial reform push, worries of warring regulators

Behind the financial reform push, worries of warring regulators
April 15, 2010 --

Backers of financial regulatory reform are gearing up for the final stretch in a yearlong effort to construct a new, streamlined architecture. But recent reports and testimony about the financial crisis suggest a crucial ingredient in any new structure is in short supply: cooperation among the watchdogs.