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Deutsche Welthungerhilfe. with 54 percent younger than 14 years of age.460 children employed on farms. Eine Welt Netz Nrw. the India Committee of the Netherlands.  This study was commissioned by OECD Watch. and the International Labor Rights Forum. there were approximately 416. Data shows that between 2006-07.  Using children allow farmers to easily control them. . many farmers prefer to hire female children because girls have more nimble hands and a better work ethic.

PricewaterhouseCoopers. the vast majority of companies that were contacted refused to respond to requests for information. McKinsey & Co. IBM. The Body Shop. Out of 92 companies contacted. Shell. (Asia). . six companies and one public sector organization did respond with company policies.According to the report. and International Enterprise Singapore. The six companies include: Singapore Airlines.

California Attorney General Bill Lockyer filed criminal charges and arrest warrants against Dunn. and using computer data in violation of Section 502(c) (2) Using personal identifying information without authorization in violation . radio. had contracted a team of independent security experts to investigate board members and several journalists in order to identify the source of an information leak. at the behest of HP chairwoman Patricia Dunn. In turn. The pretexting involved investigators impersonating HP board members and nine journalists (including reporters for CNET.5 Taking. those security experts recruited private investigators who used a spying technique known as pretexting. or television transmissions in violation of Section 538.HP spying scandal  On September 5. the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal) in order to obtain their phone records. 2006. The information leaked related to HP's long-term strategy and was published as part of a CNET article California criminal case     On October 4. HP's former chief ethics officer Kevin Hunsaker. 2006. The complaint alleged the following four felony violations of the California Penal Code: Conspiracy to commit crime in violation of Sections 182(a)(1) Fraudulent use of wire. copying. and three outside investigators. Newsweek revealed that Hewlett-Packard's general counsel.

improper engine coatings. The airline increased fees such as a $15 charge for the first checked bag and $25 for the second. In May 2008. will retire 35 to 40 regional jets as well as its Saab turboprop fleet. American has begun the process of replacing its older MD-80 jets with Boeing 737s.This caused significant inconvenience to passengers and financial problems for the airline. a month after mass grounding of aircraft. American Eagle Airlines. The newer MD-80s will continue to serve until the next generation Boeing narrowbody aircraft (Boeing Y1) is available. In September 2009. American announced capacity cuts and fees to increase revenue and help cover high fuel prices. American's regional airline.   American Airlines has had repeated run-ins with the FAA regarding maintenance of its MD-80 fleet. incorrectly drilled holes and other examples of shoddy workmanship. The most serious alleged lapse is a failure to repair cracks to pressure bulkheads.000 flights to inspect wire bundles over three days in April 2008 to make sure they complied with government safety regulations. the costs associated with operating these jets has affected American's bottom line. . the rupture of a bulkhead could lead to cabin depressurization. Repair issues included such items as faulty emergency slides. the airline countered that FAA inspectors always have full access to any airplane. as well as a $150 change fee for domestic reservations. American Airlines canceled 1. the Associated Press and The Wall Street Journal reported that American was accused of hiding repeated maintenance lapses on at least 16 MD-80s from the FAA. It is also alleged that the airline retired one airplane in order to hide it from FAA inspectors. retired or not.

Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke argued: "If a federal agency had [appropriate authority] on September 16 [2008]. That outcome would have been far preferable to the situation we find ourselves in now. In other words. without giving taxpayers the rights to the future profits of these institutions. the benefits went to the banks while the taxpayers suffered the costs. they could have been used to put AIG into conservatorship or receivership. While this money was legally owed to the banks by AIG (under agreements made via credit default swaps purchased from AIG by the institutions)."The "situation" to which he is referring is that the claims of bondholders and counterparties were paid at 100 cents on the dollar by taxpayers. touching off controversy when over $100 billion was paid out to major global financial institutions that had previously received TARP money. unwind it slowly. bondholders and derivative counterparties (major banks) would have suffered significant losses. Had AIG been allowed to fail in a controlled manner through bankruptcy.  AIG was required to post additional collateral with many creditors and counter-parties. limiting the amount of taxpayer funds directly used. a number of Congressmen and media members expressed outrage that taxpayer money was going to these banks through AIG. . protect policyholders. and impose haircuts on creditors and counterparties as appropriate.

The settlement requires Upaid to give Mahindra Satyam a worldwide royalty-free licence on its patents. on January 7. court. Satyam attempted to acquire (Maytas Infrastructure and Maytas Properties) founded by family relations of company founder Ramalinga Raju for $1. Accounting scandal of 2009  Main article: Satyam accounting scandal  In addition to other controversies involving Satyam. of which $45MM is payable upon regulatory approval. it clarified that Satyam was not involved in incidences of data theft or malicious attacks that had been made on the Bank's information systems.400 crore in the related panic selling.Maytas acquisition  In 2008. World Bank  The World Bank had banned Satyam from doing business with it for 8 years due to inappropriate payments to the World Bank's staff.6 billion (INR 8.Both companies are owned by Raju's sons. 2009. and the remaining $25MM is payable a year after the initial payment. The USD $1.6 billion. and the former CFO Vadlamani Srinivas.000 crore) acquisition was met with skepticism as Satyam's shares fell 55% on the New York Stock Exchange. However. Ramalinga Raju is currently in a Hyderabad prison along with his brother and former board member Rama Raju. despite concerns raised by independent board directors. Upaid lawsuit  UK mobile payments company Upaid Systems is suing Satyam for over 1 billion US dollars on complaints of fraud.Three members of the board of directors resigned on 29 December 2008. Chairman Raju resigned after publicly announcing his involvement in an accounting fraud. .The World Bank accused Satyam of giving improper benefits to its (the Bank's) staff and of failing to maintain documentation to support fees charged for its subcontractors. and provides for the dismissal of all pending actions including the litigation between the companies pending in the U. forgery and breach of contract. This eventually led to a review of the deal by the government a veiled criticism by the vice president of India and Satyam's clients re-evaluating their relationship with the company Satyam's investors lost about INR 3.S. on 9-December-2009 Satyam has settled the lawsuit with UPAID for $70MM.