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Location: Mailing Lists / Archive General Hot Articles / 2010-04-21

In this issue:  SEC vs. Goldman Sachs, tragedy in Poland,
and Toyota's fine.

U.S. NHTSA secretary LaHood applauds Kentucky and Nebraska
bans on texting for all drivers.  Research compiled by the
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration attributed an
estimated 6,000 deaths and half-a-million injuries to
distracted driving in 2008 alone.

---Goldman Sachs---
Bank Systems & Technology reports that the SEC has charged
Goldman Sachs with fraud in structuring, marketing of CDOs.
 "The product was new and complex but the deception and
conflicts are old and simple," said Robert Khuzami, director
of the division of enforcement.
Goldman Sachs and the art of ripping your clients' faces off
-- that Paulson had a hand in helping Goldman create the CDO
isn't news, nor was it a crime.  Motley Fool says the only
charge is that Goldman didn't disclose this fact to the CDO

---Media Industry---
Home Theater says the RIAA and MPAA want the federal
government to mandate spyware on consumers' PCs to detect
copyright infringement.

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When the Polish Air Force Tupolev 154 crashed near the
airport of the Russian city of Smolensk on April 10, it
added a layer of modern calamity to a historic catastrophe,
according to Time Europe.

U.S. NHTSA reports that its $16.375 million fine for Toyota
is the largest civil penalty it has ever assessed against an
auto manufacturer.
Motley Fool says Toyota's fine is a shamefully weak slap on
the wrist.

Motley Fool says airline fees for carry-on luggage make more
sense than you'd think, but Congress has reportedly secured
no-fee agreements from five major airlines.