Madoff's eldest son commits suicide in NYC

2010-12-12 07:36:52

Disgraced financier Bernard Madoff's eldest son hanged himself by a dog leash in his apartment Saturday, exactly two years after his father's arrest in a multibillion-dollar scheme that swindled thousands of investors of their life savings.

More US billionaires pledge to give away wealth

2010-12-10 07:57:08

Another 17 US billionaires, including Facebook co-founders Mark Zuckerberg and Dustin Moskovitz, have pledged to give away at least half their fortunes in a philanthropic campaign led by Warren Buffett and Bill Gates.

French ex-president Chirac to face trial in 2011

2010-12-10 07:03:04

Former French president Jacques Chirac will face trial early next year on charges that he misused public funds during his tenure as Paris mayor, local media quoted sources from court as saying Thursday.

NY feds: Boston businessman giving up $625m

2010-12-08 11:22:39

A 97-year-old Boston-area apparel entrepreneur agreed Tuesday to forfeit $625 million to be distributed to cheated investors in jailed Bernard Madoff's historic Ponzi scheme

Oprah begins her ultimate Australian adventure

2010-12-08 11:00:14

Oprah Winfrey landed in Australia on Wednesday, joining 300 eager audience members for her ultimate giveaway - an action-packed, Down Under adventure including close encounters with kangaroos, surfing lessons and a journey to the remote and dusty Outback.

WikiLeaks founder Assange refused bail by UK court

2010-12-08 09:32:58

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has angered US authorities by publishing secret diplomatic cables, was remanded in custody by a British court on Tuesday over allegations of sex crimes in Sweden.

WikiLeaks founder Assange arrested in Britain

2010-12-07 20:08:04

Founder of WikiLeaks Julian Assange was arrested by British police on Tuesday over sexual assault claims in Sweden.

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