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Bankruptcy Bonuses: Another Way Execs Cheat Workers, Taxpayers

If you thought the sordid tales of bankers at bailed-out Wall Street firms getting big bonuses were bad, consider this: At Hawker Beechcraft, executives may get paid millions in bonuses for driving the company into bankruptcy and looting its pension fund.

5 U.S. Businesses That Ought to Be Ashamed of Themselves

In contrast to the many U.S. companies we should view with pride, some have behaved in ways that are downright evil. For their exploitative behaviors, these businesses have earned their seats on the corporate netherworld's board of shame.

How to Tell If a Company Is Drowning in Debt

Like consumers, companies can take on too much debt. The debt-to-equity ratio offers one way to tell whether a leveraged business is taking on too much. Here's how you can do the simple math before you invest.

5 Financial Turkeys of 2011 (and a Side of Stuffing)

At Thanksgiving, we remember the year's blessings and declare hope for the future. But if you're having a hard time swallowing that this year, we offer this recipe for cooking up 2011's most egregious financial news stories. Bon appetite!

5 Hot Utility Stocks After Snowstorm's Winter Wipeout

Utility stocks were down Monday in the wake of the wicked winter storm that tossed the Northeast over the weekend. But it's on panicky days like these that long-term investors want to be taking a second look at utilities. Not only are they less volatile than fast-growing tech stocks, some pay hefty dividends.

Ex-N.J. Gov Joins Wall Street Firm

Former New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine, a Democrat who was defeated in November by Chris Christie, hasn't been out of work for too long. The former Goldman Sachs chief is returning to Wall Street to run MF Global, a struggling brokerage house.