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Discover CEO Received $9.96 Million in 2012

Discover Financial's CEO David Nelms received $9.96 million in compensation in fiscal 2012, down 28% from the previous year due to lower stock awards.


Robbers pull off huge diamond heist at Brussels airport

Diamond Heist

Robbers dressed as police and armed with machine guns have stolen 120 parcels of diamonds worth millions of dollars from the runway of Brussels Airport in one of the biggest heists the industry has seen.


Bookkeeper gets almost 20 years for stealing $53M from Ill. town

Rita Crundwell

A former bookkeeper for a cash-strapped Illinois town, who admitted embezzling $53 million to finance a lavish lifestyle centered on prize-winning horses, was sentenced Thursday to almost 20 years in prison.


Jackpot! Vegas attracted record number of visitors in 2012

Las Vegas

Sin City cashed in last year with a record 39.7 million visitors, and tourism officials are optimistic that the mark won’t stand for long.


Couple wins lottery twice while on fishing trip


An Arkansas couple who set out for a day of fishing came home with quite the fish story: Two winning lottery tickets, including a $1 million prize.


Toyota recalls 1 million of its Corollas and Lexus IS sport sedans

Toyota Motor Corp. announced recalls of 1 million vehicles, including some models of its popular Toyota Corolla and its Lexus IS sports sedan.


A $19 Million Payday for Jefferies CEO

Richard Handler's compensation for 2012 pushes him ahead of some top executives at larger Wall Street rivals.


NFL players union funding $100M study on injury

The union that represents U.S. professional football players has given Harvard University a $100 million grant for a study of the range of health problems, from brain damage to heart conditions, that affect current and former players.


Peregrine Financial fraud loss tops $215 million, U.S. says

Peregrine Financial Group's former chief executive embezzled more than $215 million from customers of his now-defunct futures brokerage, U.S. prosecutors said in court documents filed on Tuesday.


AT&T to buy Alltel operations for about $780M

AT&T said Tuesday that it has reached a deal to buy the Alltel U.S. wireless operations for about $780 million to boost its spectrum in rural areas.Click to Continue »


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