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What if other countries started prosecuting U.S. banks?

Brad Davis in Midnight Express, 1978. Photographer: Col;umbia/Everett Collection

What if other countries started prosecuting U.S. banks?

Jail the Banks! Well, the Foreign Ones, Anyway

It's hard not to notice that after extensive discussions among regulators and prosecutors about the advisability of bringing criminal charges against "too big to fail" banks, U.S. officials are finally demanding criminal sanctions ... of foreign banks.

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Marcus Licinius Crassus, the richest man in Rome, thanks to ancient stock options. (Here played by Lawrence Olivier)

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Marcus Licinius Crassus, the richest man in Rome, thanks to ancient stock options. (Here played by Lawrence Olivier)

We Have a Winner: the $142 Million Pay Package

Annual-meeting season is upon us, that time when corporations report how much they plan to pay their executives next year, and how much they paid them for the last. We seem to have a winner for last year: Charif Souki...

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