Jeffrey Skilling, the ex-Enron chief executive who was sent to prison in 2006 after being convicted for his role in the energy giant’s collapse, could be freed by the end of the decade after a US judge cut his sentence from 24 to 14 years.
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Friday 06 August 2010
With plays such as My Child and Cock, Mike Bartlett has made his mark as a laser-sharp minimalist. Now he's been encouraged to "think big", as they say, in Earthquakes in London, a sprawling, three-and-a-quarter-hour, five-act epic that, while set mostly in the present, spans the late Sixties and 2525 as it examines how life is lived under the threat of climate change and impending catastrophe.
Tuesday 29 June 2010
Sarbanes-Oxley, the controversial American corporate governance law introduced after the collapse of the energy giant Enron, has survived a major legal challenge at the US Supreme Court.
Thursday 24 June 2010
The imprisoned press baron Conrad Black has been given a sliver of hope in his long and belligerent campaign to clear his name, after the US Supreme Court ruled that the jury that convicted him of fraud were given faulty instructions.
Wednesday 02 June 2010
Wednesday 02 June 2010
Enron the play may have tanked on its New York outing, but it is still attracting sell-out audiences in London's West End. Spotted at a showing over the bank holiday weekend: Anil Agarwal, of Vedanta Resources – or at least someone who bears an uncanny resemblance to the mining company's top man. Vedanta has its own crosses to bear, reputationally-speaking, so it must have been comforting for Agarwal to watch a company that is in a league of its own on that score.
Friday 14 May 2010
It's shaming, I know. But within minutes of arriving at the dealership to deliver the car for a routine service, I had a Gillian Duffy moment.
Friday 07 May 2010
If Malcolm Gladwell cooks up high-grade fast-food for the intellect, at least he always knows how to present it with spice and relish.
Thursday 06 May 2010
It may still be one of the hottest tickets in London's West End, but on Broadway Enron, the play, has proved a financial disaster and is to close after just 15 performances.
Monday 19 April 2010
Monday 22 March 2010
Saturday 13 March 2010
US Outlook: In Enron the Play, the West End smash coming here to Broadway in the spring, "the Lehman Brothers" are depicted as conjoined twins in a single over-size suit jacket.
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