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Enron's Skilling Could Get Early Release From Prison

Prison Window

Former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling, who is serving a 24-year prison term for his role in the energy giant's epic collapse, could get out of prison early under an agreement being discussed by his attorneys and the Justice Department, CNBC has learned.

Hackers Besiege Banks As Global Cyber War Ramps Up

Iran Missile Test

Major U.S. bank websites have been offline a total of 249 hours in the past six weeks, perhaps the clearest indication yet that American companies are prime targets in an unrelenting, global cyber conflict.



Pointing Finger

UK banks could face up to $7.8bn in additional legal bills

UK banks could be facing additional legal bills of as much as £5bn ($7.83bn) as private investors look to launch legal action relating to allegations of foreign exchange rate manipulation, according to senior lawyers who have run successful lawsuits in the US and hope to do the same in London.

Big Brother

Why the workplace of 2016 could echo Orwell’s 1984

Activity-tracking devices made by companies like Fitbit, Jawbone and Misfit are increasingly popular gadget purchases, but they’re also making their way into the workplace: research firm Gartner estimates that 10,000 companies offered activity-trackers to staff in 2014.