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CNNMoney: DeNiro's latest role: Bernie Madoffupdated: Mon Nov 07 2011 14:46:00

Robert DeNiro's played a lot of crooks in his time -- from Vito Corleone to Al Capone -- and now he's tackling yet another: Bernie Madoff.

Prosecutors say accused Russian arms dealer knew Americans were targetsupdated: Wed Oct 12 2011 16:51:00

Accused Russian arms trafficker Viktor Bout knowingly sold weapons to those he believed to be Colombian narco-rebels who intended to kill Americans, prosecutors said in opening statements in Bout's trial Wednesday.

'Merchant of death' trial opens in New Yorkupdated: Tue Oct 11 2011 17:59:00

After evading international authorities for nearly two decades, alleged international arms and drug smuggler Viktor Bout, widely dubbed the "merchant of death" by his accusers, went on trial in New York Tuesday.

How to get your kid to be a fanatic readerupdated: Wed Sep 28 2011 13:38:00

You're reading, so maybe this isn't a stress-inducing worry in your house, but for too many kids in this country, reading is a dirty word. Fortunately, we know exactly whom we have to talk to in order to start a much-needed intervention.

Fortune: The real threat to teachers unionsupdated: Tue May 17 2011 06:52:00

What are the most reviled institutions in America? Next to big banks and oil companies, it's probably the teachers unions. The National Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers have more than 4 million members between them and spend tens of millions on lobbying and other political activities every year. Legislators in both parties are moving to reduce their bargaining power and limit their pension booty. Last year's ballyhooed documentary Waiting for Superman makes teachers union leaders look like Al Capone with a picket sign. Parents demand to know why Billy and Susie's lousy first-grade teacher gets lifelong job protection when assembly-line workers are laid off by the thousands.

Welcome to 'Oak-sterdam'updated: Tue Oct 26 2010 08:59:00

A section of Oakland, California has earned the nickname "Oak-sterdam." CNN's Ted Rowlands explains why. Frank Deford: Usually quiet, this summer's sports events go over the topupdated: Wed Jul 14 2010 14:38:00

Now that those awful soccer horns have finally stopped blowing, could we please maybe all quiet down and perhaps just have some nice, subdued games? Good grief, has sports ever endured such a summer of excess? Everything has been overdone, over-long, over-emphasized, over the top. And, of course, most of it has been foisted on us, relentlessly, by the television network of which sports is now a wholly-owned subsidiary: ESPN ... or, more accurately: ExcessPN.

Reputed Capone hideout sold to Wisconsin bankupdated: Thu Oct 08 2009 14:04:00

The reputed hideout of infamous mobster Al Capone sold to Chippewa Valley Bank of Wisconsin for $2.6 million, according to CNN affiliate KBJR affiliate in Duluth, Minnesota.

Economic crisis hits property that may have sheltered Caponeupdated: Wed Oct 07 2009 12:19:00

Al Capone's legend of bootlegging, gangland slayings and tax evasion lives on more than 60 years after the Chicago gangster's death. Now comes a footnote that is a sign of the times: foreclosure.

How fabrics are re-fashioning medicineupdated: Thu Jan 08 2009 07:34:00

What do Spiderman, Al Capone's silk boxer shorts and a waterproof hiking jacket have in common?

Catch a ride on the 'Nostalgia Train'updated: Wed Dec 17 2008 17:14:00

The Great Depression is in full swing. Gangster Al Capone is sentenced to 11 years behind bars for tax evasion. Dick Tracy debuts in the comics. The George Washington Bridge opens.

A subway ride back in timeupdated: Wed Dec 17 2008 17:14:00

New York City runs vintage subways on Sundays in December. CNN's Phil Rosenbaum reports.

FBI at 100: From Al Capone to al Qaedaupdated: Mon Jul 14 2008 09:42:00

The FBI earned its reputation hunting down bank robbers and other outlaws in the heydays of Bonnie and Clyde and Al Capone.

All terror, all the timeupdated: Mon Jul 14 2008 09:42:00

CNN's Kelli Arena reports on the efforts the FBI puts forth in the battle against terrorism.

Tax-troubled celebrities, politicians, outlawsupdated: Tue Apr 15 2008 09:22:00

We hope your initial reaction to this story wasn't "Wait, when is tax day again?" If you haven't filed yet, you'd better hurry. You don't want to find yourself on this list next year. EU Raids Target Drug Firmsupdated: Thu Jan 17 2008 11:00:00

An investigation has been launched to investigate whether drug firms have been fixing the market to squeeze out copycat medicines

Famously (and famous) bad bossesupdated: Mon Nov 19 2007 10:55:00

You may think you have the worst boss in the Western Hemisphere, but if you've never had to dodge a cell phone, been fired over a breakfast pastry or had your work referred to as "a complete and utter mess," you probably have it better than you realize.

Your e-mails: 'Libby is the fall guy'updated: Tue Mar 06 2007 13:08:00

A federal jury has found former White House aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby guilty on four of five counts in his perjury and obstruction of justice trial.

Famed James Bond car up for saleupdated: Tue Nov 15 2005 05:59:00

James Bond's car -- really, the James Bond car -- will be going up for auction in January. Cars custom-built for Al Capone and Hank Williams Jr. will also be for sale at the same event.

CNNMoney: James Bond's Aston Martin for saleupdated: Fri Nov 11 2005 11:52:00

James Bond's car -- really, the James Bond car --will be going up for auction in January. Cars custom-built for Al Capone and Hank Williams, Jr. will also be for sale at the same event.

Chicago: 72 holes in 72 hoursupdated: Thu May 19 2005 09:11:00

Golfing in Chicago is not for the timid. After all, this is the Windy City, the City of Big Shoulders, that toddlin' town. This is Al Capone's old stomping grounds.

A pork festivalupdated: Mon Nov 29 2004 14:37:00

One reason the $388 billion spending measure that Congress rushed to approve by Thanksgiving is 3,320 pages long is that lawmakers have stuffed it with pork-barrel prizes.

Fortune: White-Collar Woesupdated: Mon May 12 2003 00:01:00

For two years former star CSFB banker Frank Quattrone has been in the cross hairs of regulators for allegedly pressuring analysts and doling out cheap IPO shares to favored clients. Last week feder...

Money Magazine: The Big Fixupdated: Sun Dec 01 2002 00:01:00

Controversy erupted as soon as then SEC chairman Harvey Pitt began pushing for William Webster, former director of the FBI and CIA, to head the new accounting oversight board in late October. Many ...

Fortune: HUNTING FOR THE GRANDDADDY OF PIRATE TREASURES updated: Mon Jul 15 1991 00:01:00

Just like today's most sophisticated pirates, yesterday's used an underground banking system to hide their loot. This system was literally underground, of course, and spadefuls of doubloons still t...

Fortune: The price of ogling, Marxism-Leninism-Caponeism, rethinking the Golden Rule, and other matters. GOING STRAIGHTupdated: Mon Aug 01 1988 00:01:00

Nexis, as ever our guide to ideas in the wind, confirms that a large new question has been laid on the table. It concerns legitimacy. Here we allude not to the marital status of various folks' natu...

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