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Jeremy Pelofsky

Corporate monitor may be in Wal-Mart's checkout lane

May 11 2012

WASHINGTON Retail giant Wal-Mart Stores Inc, faced with allegations that its Mexican unit paid $24 million (14.9 million pounds) in bribes to accelerate its expansion, could be forced to hire an independent monitor to ensure future compliance with U.S. anti-corruption laws.

Corporate monitor may be in Wal-Mart's checkout lane

May 11 2012

WASHINGTON Retail giant Wal-Mart Stores Inc, faced with allegations that its Mexican unit paid $24 million in bribes to accelerate its expansion, could be forced to hire an independent monitor to ensure future compliance with U.S. anti-corruption laws.

U.S. to decide Iranian group's fate after camp closes

May 08 2012

WASHINGTON Secretary of State Hillary Clinton plans to rule on whether to remove an Iranian dissident group from a U.S. terrorism blacklist about two months after its refugee camp in Iraq closes, the Obama administration said on Tuesday.

Obama administration urges freer access to cellphone records

May 03 2012

WASHINGTON The U.S. Congress should pass a law to give investigators freer access to certain cellphone records, an Obama administration official said on Thursday, in remarks that raised concern among advocates of civil liberties and privacy.

Obama administration urges freer access to cell phone records

May 03 2012

WASHINGTON, May 3 The U.S. Congress should pass a law to give investigators freer access to cell phone records, an Obama administration official said on Thursday in remarks that raised concern among advocates of civil liberties and privacy.

U.S. charges more than 100 for Medicare fraud schemes

May 02 2012

WASHINGTON U.S. authorities have charged 107 people, including doctors and nurses, for trying to defraud the federal Medicare healthcare program for the elderly and disabled of about $452 million, the biggest Medicare fraud sweep to date, the Obama administration said on Wednesday.

US charges more than 100 for Medicare fraud schemes

May 02 2012

WASHINGTON, May 2 U.S. authorities have charged 107 people including doctors and nurses for trying to defraud the federal Medicare healthcare program for the elderly and disabled of about $452 million, the Obama administration said on Wednesday.

Five arrested in alleged Cleveland plot to blow up bridge

May 01 2012

WASHINGTON/CLEVELAND Authorities arrested five self-described anarchists in the Cleveland area for allegedly plotting to blow up a four-lane highway bridge, but they were caught by an FBI undercover sting and had no ties to foreign terrorism, the U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday.

Five arrested in U.S. plot to blow up bridge

May 01 2012

WASHINGTON U.S. authorities arrested five self-described anarchists in the Cleveland area for allegedly plotting to blow up a four-lane highway bridge over a national park, but had no ties to foreign terrorism, the U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday.

Five arrested in U.S. plot to blow up bridge

May 01 2012

WASHINGTON U.S. authorities arrested five self-described anarchists in the Cleveland area for allegedly plotting to blow up a four-lane highway bridge over a national park, but had no ties to foreign terrorism, the U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday.

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