- Making News: Enron Founder Kenneth Lay Dies
Ken Lay, the man at the center of one of the biggest financial scandals in US history, has died, his family said today. Lay, the founder of Enron, was recently convicted on fraud charges, but was still awaiting sentencing. The Wall Street Journal's Rebecca Smith is co-author of 24 Days: How Two Wall Street Journal Reporters Uncovered the Lies That Destroyed Faith in Corporate America.
- Reporter's Notebook: New Jersey Closes Casinos and Parks
First it was road construction and the state lottery, now it's the casinos. Five days into New Jersey's budget stand-off, non-essential government offices are closed. At the heart of the conflict between the governor and the legislature is a proposed sales tax increase. Meanwhile, the state is losing millions of dollars a day in revenue. Is there an end in sight? Ingrid Reed is director of the Eagleton New Jersey Project at Rutgers University.
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