violence

Street Gangs Clean Up on White Collar Crime

Violent street gangs that have long focused on drugs and gun running are expanding into white collar crime. According to the FBI, a slew of gangs, including the Bloods, the Crips and the Latin Kings are branching out into mortgage fraud, identity theft, check counterfeiting and bank fraud, among other crimes.

With Big Oil Stocks Riding High, It's Time to Take Profits

Exxon Mobil, Chevron and ConocoPhillips are all trading near multi-year highs, and even BP shares have done well recently. Still, while the high oil prices that have been pinching consumers have been great for the industry, there are good reasons not to count on those high stock values lasting.

Juarez Chic? Fashion Makes a Wrong Turn at the Border

Fashion label Rodarte and M.A.C. Cosmetics are changing some of the product names of a cosmetics and clothing line inspired by violence-ridden border town Ciudad Juarez. The collection features off-white chiffon and lace garments and lipstick and nail polish in shades referred to as Factory, Juarez and Ghost Town.

Violence Puts a Chill on Jamaica's Tourism Industry

In Jamaica, where tourism accounts for around 20% of GDP, the violence surrounding efforts to arrest gang kingpin Christopher "Dudus" Coke is having an impact well beyond his Kingston neighborhood. Tourists are staying away in droves -- even from resorts far from the unrest.