Conflict of interest
A conflict of interest (COI) is a situation in which a person or organization is involved in multiple interests (financial, emotional, or otherwise), one of which could possibly corrupt the motivation...
Conflict of interest - Wikipedia
U.S. Top Court Leans Toward Making Insider Trading Prosecutions Easier
U.S. Supreme Court justices hearing a closely watched insider trading case indicated on Wednesday they could issue a ruling that would make it easier for prosecutors to pursue such charges against hed...
How The Owners Of Fidelity Get Richer At Everyday Investors' Expense
At Fidelity, ordinary fund investors are missing out on hot pre-IPO deals due to conflicts of interest with the funds’ billionaire owners.
Only Three States Score Higher Than D+ In State Integrity Investigation; 11 Flunk | Center for Public Integrity
Trouble at the Statehouse: secrecy, corruption and conflicts of interest. In November 2014, Arkansas voters approved a ballot measure that, among other reforms, barred the state’s elected officials fr...
FIFA Suspends Sepp Blatter And UEFA President Michel Platini For 90 Days
Sepp Blatter and UEFA President Michel Platini, the man who had been favored to take over as FIFA leader, were both suspended for 90 days Thursday, plunging soccer's governing body deeper into crisis....
Donald Trump: Tax System Is Letting Hedge Funds “Get Away With Murder”
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump took a break from talking about illegal immigrants on Sunday to say that he would change the tax code to force people who work at hedge funds to pay more...
No Link Between MMR And Autism, Major Study Concludes
A major study published in one of the world’s leading medical journals has concluded that there is no link between the MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccination and autism in children. The findings...
Disneyland measles crisis should wake up the anti-vaccination crowd
The rise of the anti-vaccination movement has shown that even affluent and well-educated parents can be dolts, and that school and public health officials can be inexcusably complacent. The Disneyland...
SAC Capital: Former Trader Mathew Martoma Faces Insider Trading Trial | TIME.com
Palatial mansions, multimillion-dollar artwork and a blockbuster financial scandal for a reclusive Wall Street billionaire
Bribery
Bribery is an act of giving money or gifts that alters the behavior of the recipient. Bribery constitutes a crime and is defined by Black's Law Dictionary as the offering, giving, receiving, or solici...
Bribery - Wikipedia
Nepotism
Nepotism is favoritism granted in politics or business to relatives. The term originated with the assignment of nephews to cardinal positions by Catholic popes and bishops. Nepotism is found in variou...
Lobbying in the United Kingdom
Lobbying in the United Kingdom plays a significant role in the formation of legislation and a wide variety of commercial organisations, lobby groups 'lobby' for particular policies and decisions by Pa...
Lobbying in the United Kingdom - Wikipedia
Bank holding company
A bank holding company is a company that controls one or more banks, but does not necessarily engage in banking itself.
In the United States, a bank holding company, as provided by the Bank Holdin...
U.S. Top Court Leans Toward Making Insider Trading Prosecutions Easier
U.S. Supreme Court justices hearing a closely watched insider trading case indicated on Wednesday they could issue a ruling that would make it easier for prosecutors to pursue such charges against hed...
Perverse incentive
A perverse incentive is an incentive that has an unintended and undesirable result which is contrary to the interests of the incentive makers. Perverse incentives are a type of unintended consequence...
How The Owners Of Fidelity Get Richer At Everyday Investors' Expense
At Fidelity, ordinary fund investors are missing out on hot pre-IPO deals due to conflicts of interest with the funds’ billionaire owners.
Only Three States Score Higher Than D+ In State Integrity Investigation; 11 Flunk | Center for Public Integrity
Trouble at the Statehouse: secrecy, corruption and conflicts of interest. In November 2014, Arkansas voters approved a ballot measure that, among other reforms, barred the state’s elected officials fr...
FIFA Suspends Sepp Blatter And UEFA President Michel Platini For 90 Days
Sepp Blatter and UEFA President Michel Platini, the man who had been favored to take over as FIFA leader, were both suspended for 90 days Thursday, plunging soccer's governing body deeper into crisis....
No Link Between MMR And Autism, Major Study Concludes
A major study published in one of the world’s leading medical journals has concluded that there is no link between the MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccination and autism in children. The findings...
Judicial disqualification
Judicial disqualification, also referred to as recusal, refers to the act of abstaining from participation in an official action such as a legal proceeding due to a conflict of interest of the presidi...
Crachach
Crachach ([ˈkraχaχ]) is a pejorative term sometimes used to refer to members of the Establishment in Wales. The crachach are usually said to be Welsh-speaking and are said to be found in influential p...
Political party funding
Political party funding refers to the set of methods that a political party applies to raise money for campaign and routine activities. This subject is also called political finance. In the US, campai...
Political party funding - Wikipedia
Cardinal-nephew
A cardinal-nephew (Latin: cardinalis nepos; Italian: cardinale nipote; Spanish: valido de su tío; French: prince de fortune) is a cardinal elevated by a Pope who is that cardinal's unc...
Cardinal-nephew - Wikipedia
Self-policing
Self-policing, a form of self-regulation, is the process whereby an organization is asked, or volunteers, to monitor its own adherence to legal, ethical, or safety standards, rather than have an outsi...
Operation Perfect Hedge
The nickname given to the investigations of insider trading at prominent hedge and mutual funds. The investigations seem to have started in 2008. So far the notable cases led by US Attorney Preet Bhar...
Declaration against interest
Declarations against interest are an exception to the rule on hearsay in which a person's statement may be used, where generally the content of the statement is so prejudicial to the person making it ...