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View Resource Corporations in Court: Exxon and Bridgestone/Firestone

These days, sport utility vehicles seem to dominate many American highways, and this week two of the corporations producing the tires that SUVs ride on and the oil they use are in the legal spotlight. On Thursday, November 9, Bridgestone/Firestone Inc. announced it will give $500,000 to each of the 50 US states, DC, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands to settle claims over allegedly faulty...
View Resource Enron Fiasco

Former Enron executive J. Clifford Baxter, who challenged the company's questionable financial practices and resigned last May, was found dead today in his car -- an apparent suicide from a gunshot to the head. Police uncovered a suicide note but have not released its contents. The Houston, Texas based Enron, an energy corporation, began its public demise in mid-October with the announcement of a...