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The company, with 21 million subscribers nationally, rewarded employees who were able to retain subscribers who called to cancel their Internet service. For years, AOL had minimum retention or "save" percentages that customer-service personnel were expected to meet, investigators said.
An employee could earn tens of thousands of dollars in bonuses if he or she could dissuade half of callers from ending service She had given the settlement tentative approval in September The settlement resulted from lawsuits brought by shareholders who complained that AOL improperly accounted for dozens of advertising transactions, inflating revenue for 15 quarters between and AOL and Time Warner announced they were merging in early Guardian UKJune 1, The settlement bars American from using travel dates when either initiating or matching fare increases.
Reuters, Aug 6, The agreement with American Electric Power Co.
By agreeing to the settlement, American Electric Power will cut hundreds of thousands of tons of pollution from 16 coal burning plants in five states Once AEP has fully installed the pollution control equipment required by the settlement, the U.
One study blames power plant pollution for than half a million asthma attacks, 38, heart attacks, and 60, premature deaths every year In all, the costs and civil fines will far exceed any company payout in an environmental case, the attorneys said.
In states like New York, officials complained that acid raid linked to sulfates and nitrates from coal-fired plants were eating away at landmarks, including the Statue of Liberty AEP has more than 5 million customers in 11 states Morris also noted the risk of AEP paying a far greater fine if the company had fought the case in court and lost.
The states involved in the lawsuit were: In all, the government brought eight lawsuits against polluters accused of violating the Clean Air Act. Four are still ongoing, and AEP was considered the largest polluter of the bunch, government attorneys said.
The settlements with the Securities and Exchange Commission and the National Association of Securities Dealers also will require the brokerages to make refunds to customers.
The fines levied on the firms are equivalent to the estimated amount they overcharged customers over a two-year period, the regulators said.
The bureau had alleged that in one sales contest, American Express Financial Advisors offered advisers who sold the most company funds a free one-year lease on a Mercedes Benz.
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WorldCom had chosen to market the issuance in a time when corporate yield spreads over treasuries had increased, thus granting investors the ability to demand more return.
In addition, WorldCom was not the only company issuing a large supply of bonds at that time. ABB. ABB Vetco Gray ABB Vetko UK: $5,, $10,,00 "Swiss engineering company ABB Ltd.
and two of its subsidiaries agreed Tuesday to pay a total of $ million to settle U.S. criminal and civil charges alleging they bribed government officials in Nigeria, Angola and Kazakhstan. WorldCom, Inc.: Corporate Bond Issuance Gary Brandt, treasurer of WorldCom, Inc., could not remember a year quite like the last.
WorldCom had stunned the financial community in November with a $billion bid for MCI Corp., besting rival bids by British Telecommunications (BT) and GTE.
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