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scandals Monday, 17 February, 2003, 16:22 GMT
Enron 'bribed tax officials'
Enron executives bribed tax officials in order to fabricate accounts, a Senate inquiry finds, describing the deception as "eye-popping".

Companies at Bay
Select a company below to learn more about the corporate scandals rocking Wall Street
Canal Plus 'to be broken up'
Indebted media giant Vivendi Universal's French pay-TV subsidiary, Canal Plus, is reportedly about to be broken up.
WorldCom reveals new $3.3bn error
The bankrupt telecoms firm discovers a further $3.3bn in accounting errors, almost doubling the level of improper earnings disclosed.
Enron's trail of deception
After a year of deliberations, a government report details Enron's complex manoeuvres to save tax, but says it will be hard to stop.
UK Trade and Industry Secretary Patricia Hewitt Hewitt tackles UK accountancy rules
UK trade minister Patricia Hewitt sets out ways of restoring confidence in corporate accounts in the wake of the Enron scandal.
Congress pushes accounting reform
Senators are examining a bill to crack down on the accountancy profession, but more stringent proposals could yet be watered down.
AOL's different business interests AOL accounts under new investigation
Media giant AOL Time Warner is the latest US company to come under investigation by the US Justice Department.
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Corporate USA
Can Bush restore trust? Your questions

Economist Graham Turner says the bursting of the inflated profits bubble was inevitable, predictable, and there is more to come.
The US profits illusion


The City of London Police's top fraudbuster says not enough is being done to stop white collar crime.
City cop's fraud fears


The dramatic rise and fall of one of America's corporate giants
How it happened


Who's who guide to the Enron scandal
Who did what?


Wall Street signMarket crash
Do falling shares mean failing economies?

Fishy business
'Ethical' ISP caught in WorldCom row

The President calls on Wall Street to police itself - will this be enough to restore confidence?Better books
Mr Bush calls on Wall Street to police itself

WorldCom's employees are feeling betrayed and bitter, reports the BBC's Nick Childs from WorldCom's operation centre in Virginia.Days of gloom
Uncertainty and bitterness among WorldCom staff

The wife of former Enron chairman Ken Lay takes another bad turn in public relations, this time hoping to hawk her tony furnishings, writes the BBC's David Schepp.Enron bargains
Wife of former Enron boss sells 'stuff'
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