Unionization Cost Raises at Starbucks?

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According to the Washington Post, Starbucks illegally withheld wages and benefits from thousands of unionized baristas, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) alleged in a complaint Wednesday. Questions: How many Starbucks locations have voted to join the union? What does the NLRB seek as a result of the complaint? Explain the disparity in wages between… Read more »

Long Awaited Agreement is Only a First Step

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According to Thomson Reuters, the U.S. Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) on Aug. 26, 2022, finally signed an agreement with Chinese authorities that will allow the board to inspect and investigate audit firms based in China and Hong Kong whose clients trade on American exchanges. Questions: When will the PCAOB start inspections? What were… Read more »

Attention Cryptocurrency Investors

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According to the New York Times, the fall in Bitcoin was accelerated in recent weeks by the collapse of two major cryptocurrency projects; this sows doubts about the stability of the overall cryptocurrency market. Questions: Bitcoin dropped below $20,000 this week. This is the first time since when? From March 2020 to November 2021, what… Read more »

Attention Zelle Users

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According to the New York Times, when customers say their money was stolen on Zelle, banks often refuse to pay. Questions: What is Zelle? What Federal Rule protects consumers in fraudulent electronic transfers of money? How much money was sent through Zelle and Venmo last year? What is Sim Swapping? What progress has been made… Read more »

Fraud and Money Laundering at the Lourve

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Former president and director of the Lourve from 2013 to 2021, Jean Luc Martinez, has been charged with fraud and money laundering in connection with Egyptian artifacts that were trafficked over the past decade. Questions: Under the French legal system, what is ahead for Mr. Martinez? What is Mr. Martinez’s current role? According to Le… Read more »

Who Can You Trust in the World of Money Laundering?

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Augustine Osemwegie, the owner of a used car dealership in Fall River, Massachusetts, has pleaded guilty to money laundering. Questions: How was Osemwegie caught? What was the method he used to launder money? Was this his own money? Explain. Source: Media Team of RegXSA. (2022). US-based owner of used car dealership pleads guilty to international… Read more »

Audacious Fraud

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Dermatologist, Farhaad Riyaz, peer-voted as one of the top doctors in the Washington DC area in 2019 committed one of the most bizarre frauds in recent times, according to The Washingtonian.   Questions: How did Dr. Riyaz perpetrate the crime? What was the scheme? What is and/or was his potential punishment? Who did Dr. Riyaz… Read more »

Finally the End for Nikola Motors (NKLA)?

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According to Electrek.com, Nikola Motors has lost almost its entire supply chain leadership over the last few months as the situation at the company is starting to look dire. Questions: Why has the founder of Nikola Motors been in the news over the past few years? Why did the company move away from developing a… Read more »

Major Supplier Under Cyberattack

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According to the New York Times, Toyota, the world’s largest automaker, said on Monday that it had suspended all production in Japan after a possible cyberattack at a major supplier. Questions: What is the name of Toyota’s major supplier? Why have cyberattacks become increasingly more common in Japan in recent years? What will the stoppage… Read more »

Are they the Bitcoin Bonnie and Clyde?

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According to the New York Times, Ilya Lichtenstein and Heather Morgan were charged with conspiracy to launder billions of dollars worth of Bitcoin.Credit. Questions: What was the Bitfinex hacking? What was the role of the complex shuffling of Bitcoin by the couple in the fraud in January 2017?   When the government executed a search… Read more »