UBS Clients Seek Amnesty, Rangel Tax Issue, Pardon Resurfaces for Holder
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UBS Clients Seek Tax Amnesty » Wealthy clients of Swiss bank UBS AG are coming forward to make amends with tax authorities, a sign that U.S. efforts to battle offshore tax evasion and dent Switzerland's bank secrecy are having the desired effect. — Wall Street Journal
Millions Spent on Never-Reviewed Drugs » Taxpayers have shelled out at least $200 million since 2004 for medications that have never been reviewed by the government for safety and effectiveness but are still covered under Medicaid. — Associated Press
Another Tax Issue Surfaces for Rangel » Rep. Charles Rangel took a "homestead" tax break on a Washington, DC, house for years while simultaneously occupying multiple rent-stabilized apartments in New York City, possibly violating laws and regulations in both cases.— New York Post
Rich Pardon Resurfaces for Holder » Eric Holder, President-elect Barack Obama's likely nominee for attorney general, will face a new round of congressional hearings over his role in President Clinton's pardon of Marc Rich if he is selected. — Wall Street Journal
Major Hospital Chain Puts Patients at Risk » Lapses in care at Psychiatric Solutions Inc., a major hospital chain with high earnings, have put patients at risk, including some who have died. — ProPublica/Los Angeles Times
Surprise Motive in Japan Killings» The motive behind stabbings last week that killed a former Japanese health minister and his wife appears to be anger over a long-dead dog. — Washington Post
British Politicians Seek Answers in CIA Terror Suspect Killing» Britain's intelligence services appear to have been kept in the dark about Saturday's U.S. missile attack on a house in northwest Pakistan that reportedly killed Rashid Rauf, a top al-Qaeda suspect and British citizen. — Times
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