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BUSINESS
February 8, 1989 | From Associated Press
A judge temporarily barred a national penny-stock brokerage house from soliciting new business in New York state Tuesday after the state attorney general said there was evidence that it had defrauded millions of dollars from thousands of investors. Atty. Gen. Robert Abrams said records showed that Power Securities Corp. of Las Vegas participated in "a massive fraud and swindle" that involved manipulating stock prices, creating artificial markets and marking up stock prices by 100% or more.
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OPINION
March 22, 2014
Re "Toyota says it deceived consumers," March 20 If ever there existed a catalyst for changing the way this country deals with corporate crime, it has to be here now. On the heels of revelations that General Motors failed to take timely action to correct ignition switch problems that caused at least 12 fatalities comes Thursday's headline, "Toyota says it deceived consumers. " Really? Citizens United and Joe Isuzu notwithstanding, who is this person, "Toyota," and how does he get away with causing "hundreds of fatalities and injuries" through a "campaign of disinformation" to fool regulators and not go to trial and eventually to jail?
ENTERTAINMENT
April 24, 2008 | John Horn, Times Staff Writer
The basic message of "Deception" is that all that ultimately matters is a trustworthy relationship. That's the main reason, too, why the blackmail thriller, in theaters Friday, landed on 20th Century Fox's release schedule. Fox has a well-deserved reputation for narrowly focusing on easy-to-market movies with a clearly defined audience and built-in sales hooks: "Horton Hears a Who," "The Fantastic Four," "Live Free or Die Hard."
OPINION
January 4, 1987
How refreshing The Times' special report was. Your staff of reporters, writers and researchers is to be commended on a thorough, rigorously documented and superbly edited piece. With considerable insight and remarkably little malice, it reveals the Iran-contra affair for what it is: only the latest, most shameful chapter in the ongoing biography of an arrogant, hypocritical Administration. GENE SCULATTI Los Angeles
NEWS
May 20, 1998 | From Reuters
India dodged U.S. spy satellites and created a diversion to carry out its underground nuclear tests in secrecy last week, Jane's Defense Weekly reported today. It quoted official Indian sources as saying that Indian scientists charted the path of two U.S. satellites responsible for surveillance over the subcontinent.
OPINION
November 2, 1986 | Tad Szulc, Tad Szulc is the author of a new biography of Fidel Castro, "Fidel: a Critical Portrait," to be published this month by William Morrow
American foreign-policy imbroglios over Libya and Nicaragua are only the most recent examples of how easy it is to manipulate a supposedly well-informed democratic society, and how short is our institutional memory. In this realm, we should distinguish between such notions as disinformation and deception. Disinformation is an accepted tactic in international politics, intelligence operations and wars of nerves everywhere in the world.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 10, 2009 | Richard Schickel, Schickel is the author, most recently, of "You Must Remember This: The Warner Bros. Story."
The English adore their Spanish holidays almost as much as they love queuing for buses, rooting for native-born tennis players not quite good enough for the Wimbledon finals and, of course, their pints of bitter, their noble dogs and their endless television series about ancient Roman weirdos.
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